Online Bachelor of Arts in Education in Educational Studies – Early Childhood Studies
The Bachelor of Arts in Education in educational studies with a concentration in early childhood studies prepares students for careers focused on the care of children, from birth to age five. You’ll learn how to provide support, increase school readiness and set children up for success in future educational environments.
Next start date: 10/12/2022
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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What is an online early childhood studies degree concentration?
The online early childhood studies degree concentration teaches students how young children learn and develop. You’ll learn how to support children from an early age, leading to increased school readiness and long-term educational success.
This degree is primarily for those already working or volunteering in early childhood settings. This includes child development centers, preschools, public or private childcare and Head Start. Although intended for students with previous or current experience, this degree still provides those with no background in education the skills needed to support and advocate for young children.
Students who already hold an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in the field of early childhood studies should consider the Bachelor of Applied Science in early childhood studies.
Can I become a teacher with an early childhood studies degree concentration?
This program does not provide or prepare students for teacher certification. However, the early childhood studies degree concentration provides students with a foundation for further education. For instance, some students pursue a master’s degree in early childhood education upon graduation, which is a complementary online master’s program in early childhood education that allows students to expand their future career into broader age ranges. Other students pursue a teacher certification graduate certificate, a two-semester program aligned with the Arizona Department of Education requirements for teacher certification in elementary education or secondary education.
Will my early childhood education degree concentration say 'online'?
No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
Please note your diploma will state the degree you earn: Bachelor of Arts in Education in educational studies. Your concentration in early childhood education will not appear on your diploma, but it will be noted on your transcripts.
Online early childhood studies degree concentration courses
The early childhood studies degree concentration offers courses in child development, education and care. You’ll have the opportunity to explore specific courses of interest while also gaining real-world experience through in-person learning opportunities at a center of your choice. Courses offered in this program include:
ECD 476: Intentional Teaching
CDE 350: Inequality and Diversity in Education (L & C)
ECD 322: Cognition and General Knowledge: Science, Math, Logic and Reasoning
PAF 410: Building Leadership Skills (SB)
ECD 325: Supporting Dual Language Learners
ECS 430: Systems, Policy, and Advocacy in Early Childhood/Special Education
ECS 315: Classroom Organization and Child Guidance
FAS 370: Family Ethnic and Cultural Diversity (SB & C)
Online early childhood studies degree concentration career options
Earning an early childhood studies degree concentration online prepares you for diverse career opportunities in the childhood development field. Rewarding careers range from early education in private or public settings to home-based child care. You’ll gain the preparation you need to address challenges in the field and redefine young children’s futures.
Early childhood studies degree concentration admission requirements
You are considered a first-year student for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).
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