Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education

Prepare to shape future generations. In our Bachelor of Science in Education (BSED), you can choose a specialization in early childhood or elementary education.

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What you'll study

Gain the skills you need to help children succeed in school. Our Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education will help prepare you — through courses that cover curriculum development and child learning —  for shaping the academic, social and cognitive skills of children in pre-K through grade three.

Our curriculum aligns with the National Association for the Education of Young Children© (NAEYC) and Interstate Teaching Assessment and Support Consortium’s (InTASC) model core teaching standards and is designed for those with no prior teaching experience. The program requires you to complete field experiences and student teaching and will help prepare you for becoming an early childhood educator, although licensure requirements may vary by state.

If you’re interested in working in early childhood education, explore the offerings and information below to see how this program can help.

Requirements and prerequisites

You will need XXX credits to complete this program, which may be earned from a combination of required and elected courses. However, required courses may vary based on previous experience, training or transferable credits. View general requirements

View additional requirements for licensure

NAEYC is a registered trademark of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

There are no prerequisites for this course.

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Relevant Curriculum


Learn one course at a time through a curriculum that includes field work and student teaching to give you real-world experience.

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Transfer prior college credits or have relevant work experience evaluated for potential credit.

Dedicated Support


Partner with dedicated staff who will help you through state licensures and other credential processes.

Teaching Resources


Get your hands on a host of resources that will enhance your early childhood education program.

District Partnerships


Gain real-world teaching experience through our partnerships with hundreds of K-12 districts across the nation.

Transferability


You can waive up to 21 credits toward your degree if you’ve earned your Child Development Associate (CDA) credential.

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Core courses

Our curriculum is designed to help you prepare for the competitive job market with relevant knowledge and in-demand skills. This program may include the following courses, please check with your Enrollment Representative for more details.

Customize your degree

In addition to the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, College of Education graduating students are intended to attain certain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Therefore, you should be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes by the time you complete this program.

Review the program student learning outcomes (PDF) report for the Bachelor of Arts in Education with a specialization in Early Childhood Education program.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

In addition to the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, College of Education graduating students are intended to attain certain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Therefore, you should be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes by the time you complete this program.

Review the program student learning outcomes (PDF) report for the Bachelor of Arts in Education with a specialization in Early Childhood Education program.

Make an informed choice

We believe that students and families should be prepared financially for college and understand gainful employment opportunities before starting any program. So we want to ensure you have the information you need to make an informed choice - information like what it will cost, the skills you'll learn through your chosen program, and the types of occupations the program prepares you for. For important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program:

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Certification in Alabama

State authorization to provide a program related to the preparation of teachers or other P-12 school/system personnel does not indicate eligibility for an Alabama certificate. Applicants for an Alabama certificate based on reciprocity must meet Alabama’s test requirements and submit a valid, renewable professional educator certificate/license issued by another state at the degree level, grade level, and in the teaching field or area of instructional support for which an Alabama certificate is sought and for which Alabama issues a certificate. Applicants for Alabama certification in an area of administration must also document at least three years of full-time employment as an administrator in a P-12 school system(s). http://www.alsde.edu

Residents of the following states: Alabama, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, New Jersey, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Texas and Utah - As an out-state-prepared candidate for initial teacher licensure, your state requires you to obtain Arizona certification first prior to seeking licensure in your home state.

Residents of the following states: Alabama, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, New Jersey, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Texas and Utah - As an out-state-prepared candidate for initial teacher licensure, your state requires you to obtain Arizona certification first prior to seeking licensure in your home state.

Residents of the following states: Alabama, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, New Jersey, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Texas and Utah - As an out-state-prepared candidate for initial teacher licensure, your state requires you to obtain Arizona certification first prior to seeking licensure in your home state.

Residents of the following states: Alabama, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, New Jersey, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Texas and Utah - As an out-state-prepared candidate for initial teacher licensure, your state requires you to obtain Arizona certification first prior to seeking licensure in your home state.

Residents of the following states: Alabama, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, New Jersey, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Texas and Utah - As an out-state-prepared candidate for initial teacher licensure, your state requires you to obtain Arizona certification first prior to seeking licensure in your home state.

Residents of the following states: Alabama, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, New Jersey, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Texas and Utah - As an out-state-prepared candidate for initial teacher licensure, your state requires you to obtain Arizona certification first prior to seeking licensure in your home state.

Residents of the following states: Alabama, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, New Jersey, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Texas and Utah - As an out-state-prepared candidate for initial teacher licensure, your state requires you to obtain Arizona certification first prior to seeking licensure in your home state.

Residents of the following states: Alabama, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, New Jersey, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Texas and Utah - As an out-state-prepared candidate for initial teacher licensure, your state requires you to obtain Arizona certification first prior to seeking licensure in your home state.

Residents of the following states: Alabama, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, New Jersey, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Texas and Utah - As an out-state-prepared candidate for initial teacher licensure, your state requires you to obtain Arizona certification first prior to seeking licensure in your home state.

Residents of the following states: Alabama, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, New Jersey, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Texas and Utah - As an out-state-prepared candidate for initial teacher licensure, your state requires you to obtain Arizona certification first prior to seeking licensure in your home state.

Residents of the following states: Alabama, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, New Jersey, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Texas and Utah - As an out-state-prepared candidate for initial teacher licensure, your state requires you to obtain Arizona certification first prior to seeking licensure in your home state.

This program provides the academic preparation required in most states to sit for initial teacher certification exams.