Applied Science - Early Childhood Education, Bachelor of Applied Science

The Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education is offered for students who have already earned an associate of applied science (AAS) degree.

If you want to work with early childhood children ages birth to eight years, but plan to enter an occupation that does not require a teaching credential or certificate, this interdisciplinary degree in early childhood education is for you.

This program:

  • is available online
  • does not result in state teacher certification
  • requires a completed associate degree in early childhood or an equivalent degree from a regionally accredited institution

Life as an early childhood supporter or advocate

The field of early childhood education is expected to see favorable growth over the next ten years, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Degree requirements

To earn this degree, you must complete at least 120 credit hours:

  • at least 35 credit hours of liberal studies requirements 
  • at least 68 credit hours of major requirements
  • at least 12 credit hours of concentration requirements
  • elective courses, if needed, to reach an overall total of at least 120 credit hours

Note: No minor is required for this degree; instead, you complete a 12-13 credit hour concentration.

Academic Catalog Listing

See the NAU Academic Catalog for official details on this degree, including: 

  • Career opportunities for graduates with this degree
  • Admission requirements
  • Course listing
  • Campuses that offer this degree 

Applied Science - Early Childhood, Bachelor of Applied Science