Follow your passion for working with children by earning development and instructional skills with an online early childhood education degree from ASU. This program is tailored for individuals working in early-childhood settings such as Head Start, child development centers, preschools, and private, public or home-based child care.
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Total number of classes may vary based on student status.
Class number may be less for transfer students.

The ASU Online Bachelor of Arts in Education with a focus in Educational Studies in Early Childhood Education provides students with experience in collaborative and reflective practice, develops leadership and critical thinking, and hones communication skills needed for working with children up to age five. Students of this early childhood education program must be working in an early-childhood setting to successfully complete the course work.

The early childhood education program also provides a pathway from an associate degree to a BAE, allowing early child-care professionals to attain a bachelor’s degree, advance their skills and professional knowledge, and improve early childhood education and school readiness.

The curriculum focuses on early childhood development, instructional strategies, delivering highly individualized instruction, managing classrooms, and advocating for and leading early childhood and family resources. This program does not lead to teacher certification.

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ASU is ranked No. 11 in the world in the subject area of education according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities. MLFTC is ranked #16 according to the US News and World Report 2020 survey of graduate colleges of education in the US.


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Related Careers

  • Childcare professional average annual salary is $24,929
  • Instructional coordinator average annual salary is $58,126
  • Preschool director average annual salary is $46,890
  • Childcare center director average annual salary is $40,749
  • Owner/operator of an early childhood facility average annual salary $60,000
  • Tutor average annual salary is $36,400
  • Instructional specialist average annual salary is $56,761


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