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Bachelor of Science in Child, Youth & Family Studies / Early Childhood Education in a Mobile Society

Program Details

University of Nebraska offers an online Bachelor of Science in Child, Youth & Family Studies with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education in a Mobile Society for students who wish to be educators at the early childhood level.  Students will learn about social sciences related to the care of children, and the psychological and social development of children from young ages to adolescence. Students will learn practices for educating children and the responsibilities and roles in the classroom.

Students will further their understanding of the psychological needs of children as they develop. Classes include teaching in a democratic society, typical and atypical growth and development, instructional technology and the preservice teacher, math methods, phonics and word study, primary grades literacy, management and assessment in preschool and elementary classrooms, partnerships with families, foundations of early childhood education, literacy methods for the preschool teacher, childcare administration, children’s literature, and math for elementary teachers.

Students completing the program will have demonstrated the necessary educational and professional qualifications for entry into early childhood education and licensure as an early childhood educator.  These qualifications include but are not limited to: the ability to deepen knowledge of child development, to critically examine issues, trends, and current research in the early childhood field, to understand foundational theories of research and practice related to the early childhood field, and to learn to address inequities and advocate for children and families.


To participate in the early childhood bachelor's degree option, the student must have completed their general studies courses prior to transferring to UNK.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission