46 Bachelor Programs in Early Childhood Education

Students prepared to pursue a challenging and worthwhile bachelor’s degree may choose to complete a program with an emphasis in early childhood education. Students who pursue such a degree often display natural tendencies for working with young children of all different backgrounds. For students with an interest in working with young children from infancy to preschool age, a Bachelor in Earl… Read more

Students prepared to pursue a challenging and worthwhile bachelor’s degree may choose to complete a program with an emphasis in early childhood education. Students who pursue such a degree often display natural tendencies for working with young children of all different backgrounds.

For students with an interest in working with young children from infancy to preschool age, a Bachelor in Early Childhood Education may be a perfect fit. So what is a Bachelor in Early Childhood Education?  Many of these programs focus on the development of children from birth up to eight years old. Learning how to teach, influence, and care for young children can be both challenging and rewarding and may be one of the most important jobs for shaping the future of the next generation. While some of these programs focus primarily on educational childcare, others put more emphasis on the health and development of children in their early life stages.

Gaining an understanding of the crucial development and learning a child goes through in the first stages of life can prepare you for a career working with young children. As you understand how to help and influence children you can better understand how to build a solid foundation of health, learning, and trust in their youngest and most impactful years.

Because bachelor programs within the early childhood emphasis vary greatly depending on the school and region, the cost of a degree program can vary greatly from one place to another. Prospective students can get a better estimate of their program cost by working directly with the financial departments of the schools in which they have the most interest.

Upon program completion, graduates may find themselves with several related career options. Many graduates who focus on educational methods for teaching young children pursue work as preschool teachers or administrators. Other common career opportunities may lie in childcare services for primary-aged children.

As you look to enhance your teaching skills and prepare for a successful career working with young children, a degree program may help you get one step closer to achieving your dreams. To begin coursework at your earliest availability, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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St Nicholas Montessori College
Dún Laoghaire, Ireland

The St. Nicholas Montessori BA (Hons) in Montessori Education is Ireland's only early years degree that is recognised for the purposes of registration with the Teaching Counci ... +

The St. Nicholas Montessori BA (Hons) in Montessori Education is Ireland's only early years degree that is recognised for the purposes of registration with the Teaching Council of Ireland (under Route 4, for learners registering prior to 31 December 2023). Graduates of the BA (Hons) in Montessori Education find employment as advanced practitioners in Early Childhood. -
BA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences
Meppel, Netherlands
Bachelor
Full-time
4 years
English, Dutch
Sep 2020
15 Aug 2020
Campus
 
University of Wollongong
Wollongong, Australia

For the duration of this four-year degree, Early Years students will engage in continuous professional mentoring through the Professional Partners in Practice (PPP) programme. ... +

For the duration of this four-year degree, Early Years students will engage in continuous professional mentoring through the Professional Partners in Practice (PPP) programme. This will give you invaluable sector experience and professional connections that will enhance your employment pathways and opportunities. Throughout the degree students spend up to 16 weeks teaching in Early Childhood Education and Care Centres and two weeks in the Community and Family sector, complementary to the mentoring experience within the Professional Partners in Practice programme. During your study you will have opportunities for rural and international professional experiences, to study overseas with UOW's international exchange and study abroad partners, and to join international cultural immersion programmes. -
Bachelor
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English
Mar 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Kaplan Singapore
Singapore

The Monash Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood is a highly respected qualification designed for educators who are passionate about working with young children in preschool, c ... +

The Monash Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood is a highly respected qualification designed for educators who are passionate about working with young children in preschool, childcare centre or kindergarten. It also provides an excellent headstart for current educators who hold a Diploma in child’s services, early childhood care and education or equivalent, looking to upgrade themselves. -
Bachelor
Part-time
12 months
English
Apr 2020
Campus
 
Universidad CEU - Cardenal Herrera
Valencia, Spain

General skills: To know the essential foundations of the human person and to establish the dignity of the person; Know and assimilate the anthropological foundations, which su ... +

General skills: To know the essential foundations of the human person and to establish the dignity of the person; Know and assimilate the anthropological foundations, which support the great principles of educational work, especially those based on the Christian message; Analysis and synthesis of social realities and currents of thought that affect the historical evolution of humanity, which are based on the Christian message ... -
Bachelor
Full-time
Part-time
5 years
Spanish
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Mary Immaculate College
Limerick, Ireland

This B.A. degree programme in Early Childhood Care and Education is a full-time four-year degree course designed to provide an exciting and challenging...

This B.A. degree programme in Early Childhood Care and Education is a full-time four-year degree course designed to provide an exciting and challenging... -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Felician University
Rutherford, USA

Complete six field internships before you student teach (10 or 12 weeks each) totaling 360 hours in real classrooms. In each of these six semesters, you will spend one full da ... +

Complete six field internships before you student teach (10 or 12 weeks each) totaling 360 hours in real classrooms. In each of these six semesters, you will spend one full day each week (Tuesday) in your internship school: Freshman Year - Catholic school placement; Sophomore Year - Special Education placement (one semester) and an urban placement (one semester); Junior & Senior Years - Placements at the level/area of your chosen specialization. -
Bachelor
Full-time
4 years
English
15 Jan 2020
Campus
 
Medaille College
Buffalo, USA

The Early Childhood (Birth-Grade2) and Childhood (Grades 1-6) degree provides students with the skills they need to teach children from Birth to Sixth Grade. Upon successful c ... +

The Early Childhood (Birth-Grade2) and Childhood (Grades 1-6) degree provides students with the skills they need to teach children from Birth to Sixth Grade. Upon successful completion of this program, students will earn a B.S.Ed. degree and certification in both Early Childhood (B-2) and Childhood (1-6). -
BSc
Full-time
4 years
English
21 Jan 2020
Campus
 
HELP University
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

In scope, the graduate EDU-CARER to-be begins a broad base journey that covers the development of the young child from birth to junior primary in a wide range of settings.

In scope, the graduate EDU-CARER to-be begins a broad base journey that covers the development of the young child from birth to junior primary in a wide range of settings. -
Bachelor
Full-time
30 months
English
10 Jan 2020
Campus
 
Eötvös Loránd University
Budapest, Hungary

Kindergarten Educator Training offers the training of future professionals who possess theoretically based knowledge, skills, and competences of pedagogy in order to complete ... +

Kindergarten Educator Training offers the training of future professionals who possess theoretically based knowledge, skills, and competences of pedagogy in order to complete the tasks of pre-school education. The aim is to train experts who are capable of and dedicated to educating 3-6-year-old children, after acquiring profound theoretical knowledge, competencies, and skills. -
Bachelor
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2020
15 May 2020
Campus
 
Diploma University of Applied Sciences
Bad Sooden-Allendorf, Germany +16 More

The bachelor's degree program childhood education provides knowledge in early childhood education sector. Education in childhood describe key tasks of our society. Recognizing ... +

The bachelor's degree program childhood education provides knowledge in early childhood education sector. Education in childhood describe key tasks of our society. Recognizing that the first years of life crucial to the development of the people and the demands have increased in the field of early childhood education, the course helps its graduates to achieve quality improvements in early childhood education landscape. -
BA
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
Part-time
8 semesters
German
Oct 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Turku
Turku, Finland +1 More

The Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Early Childhood Teacher Education aims at educating education experts in early childhood, which, in the Finnish context, comprises education ... +

The Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Early Childhood Teacher Education aims at educating education experts in early childhood, which, in the Finnish context, comprises education, teaching and care to support every child’s wellbeing, balanced development, and learning. -
Bachelor
Full-time
3 years
English
Aug 2021
20 Jan 2021
Campus
 
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, USA

No job is more challenging, rewarding, or important than teaching small children. As an early childhood educator, you'll help shape the character-and future-of every child in ... +

No job is more challenging, rewarding, or important than teaching small children. As an early childhood educator, you'll help shape the character-and future-of every child in your classroom. -
BSc
Full-time
4 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Concordia University Portland
Portland, USA

For those who want to make a positive impact in the lives of young children, an online bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Concordia can be the next step in yo ... +

For those who want to make a positive impact in the lives of young children, an online bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Concordia can be the next step in your professional journey. -
Bachelor's
Part-time
26 months
English
Jan 2020
Online
 
Fanshawe College
London, Canada

The education and early years landscape is rapidly evolving and requires successful and passionate leaders. Begin your journey with the innovative Honours Bachelor of Early Ch ... +

The education and early years landscape is rapidly evolving and requires successful and passionate leaders. Begin your journey with the innovative Honours Bachelor of Early Childhood Leadership program. -
Bachelor
Full-time
4 years
English
08 Sep 2020
01 Feb 2020
Campus