Online Bachelor of Arts in Education in Educational Studies - Early Childhood Education

Follow your passion for working with children by earning development and instructional skills with the early childhood education concentration of the online Bachelor of Arts in Education in educational studies 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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Next start date: 08/20/2020


Total classes: 40

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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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 does not lead to teacher certification, but it provides a pathway from an associate degree to a BAE. By earning a bachelor’s degree, students will advance their skills and gain the professional knowledge necessary to 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.

Please note: the program does not lead to teacher certification.

Featured courses


ECS 427: Highly Individualized Teaching and Learning


ECS 430: Systems, Policy, and Advocacy in Early Childhood/Special Education


ECD 310: Applied Early Child Development


FAS 370: Family Ethnic and Cultural Diversity (SB & C)


CDE 350: Inequality and Diversity in Education (L & C)


ECS 321: Communication, Language Development, and Emergent Literacy


CDE 430: Infant/Toddler Development in the Family (SB)


ECD 325: Supporting Dual Language Learners


Related careers

Graduates of the early childhood education studies have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Education Professor


Growth: 10.3 %
Salary: $64,020

Kindergarten Teacher


Growth: 7.9 %
Salary: $54,230

Preschool Teacher


Growth: 10.5 %
Salary: $28,990

Prestigious faculty

The faculty of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College draws from a range of academic disciplines – including cognitive science, psychology and economics – to gain insight into important questions about the process of learning, the practice of teaching and the effects of education policy.

The faculty is committed to connecting research to schools and other learning environments. Our teacher and leadership preparation programs combine scholarly rigor with practical application.

Prestigious faculty

The faculty of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College draws from a range of academic disciplines – including cognitive science, psychology and economics – to gain insight into important questions about the process of learning, the practice of teaching and the effects of education policy.

The faculty is committed to connecting research to schools and other learning environments. Our teacher and leadership preparation programs combine scholarly rigor with practical application.

Admission requirements

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You are considered a freshman 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).

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

One of the best teachers colleges in the nation

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College brings people and ideas together to increase the capabilities of individual educators and the performance of education systems. ASU is ranked #10 in the world in the subject area of education, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities. Our college is ranked in the top 20 in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2020 Best Online Programs rankings. These peer-reviewed programmatic honors include:

#1


Curriculum and Instruction.

#1


Instructional Media.

#2


Educational Administration.

#3


Special Education.

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