Program Overview

Early childhood education is focused on working with children eight and younger. As play is so important at these ages, much of early childhood learning is centered on play. As an early childhood educator, you’ll use play and other learning tools to address the physical, intellectual, language, emotional, and social needs of children. The Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education (BAECE) at National University will ground you in the philosophy and practice needed to do this work effectively. The program is based on current theory, contemporary perspectives, and sound research. You’ll gain the knowledge, attitudes, skills, practice, reflection, and field experience needed to become an efficient, competent, and effective professional in the field of early childhood education. You’ll learn how to design appropriate learning environments, adapt curricula to your students, and develop teaching strategies and techniques to improve learning outcomes.

Program highlights: ƒ

  • Entire program can be completed online ƒ
  • Develop positive relationships with and learn to encourage young children ƒ
  • Develop oral, written, and technological skills for communicating with families and very young children ƒ
  • Create environments that are healthy, respectful, and supportive ƒ
  • Use observations, documentation, and other assessments to improve development and learning ƒ
  • Understand the ethical, legal, and professional standards of early childhood education

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission


    High School Diploma or GED required.

    School Overview

    Since 1971, National University has been dedicated to making lifelong learning opportunities accessible, challenging, and relevant to a diverse student population. As a nonprofit institution, National University invests in its students by providing them with quality educational instruction and learning technologies, superior faculty, and exemplary student services.

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    More than 70 National University degree programs are available 100 percent online.


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