Bachelor of Science in Education: Early Childhood Education

If you enjoy children and have a strong desire to help them learn, grow, and succeed, then becoming an early childhood educator might be right for you.

The Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education:

  • gives you the tools you need to confidently enter the field of teaching
  • results in state certification

Life as an early childhood educator

As a certified early childhood educator, you will dramatically shape and influence the lives of children in a field that 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:

  • 64-75 credit hours in an associate degree transfer block
  • at least 35 credit hours of liberal studies requirements, 16-20 of which will be satisfied by associate degree transfer block
  • at least 21 credit hours of BAS core requirements
  • at least 21 credit hours of early childhood specialization requirements
  • elective courses, if needed, to reach an overall total of at least 120 credit hours

Download the curriculum check sheet for this program.

See the academic catalog for full details on this degree, including a course listing.