Bachelor Programs in Early Childhood Education

Compare 34 Bachelor Programs in Early Childhood Education

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 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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Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

University of Delaware
Campus Part time 4 years September 2017 USA Newark

UD’s Early Childhood Education major prepares students interested in working with young children to become teachers, early interventionists and advocates, to work in schools, child care facilities, institutional settings or community service agencies. [+]

Bachelors in Early Childhood Education. Helping young children reach their potential UD’s Early Childhood Education major prepares students interested in working with young children to become teachers, early interventionists and advocates, to work in schools, child care facilities, institutional settings or community service agencies. Our coursework focuses on child development--teaching students how to identify appropriate instructional strategies and materials that meet each child’s social, cognitive, and physical characteristics. Students gain real-world experience, on our children’s campus and in community agencies and schools, working with young children from diverse backgrounds and with special needs. Our graduates emerge well-prepared professionals, eligible for teaching certification in two areas—Early Childhood Education (birth – 2nd grade) and Early Childhood Special Education—in all 50 states. UD is one of the few universities that prepares students for this dual certification. What's special about this program? Our ECE majors serve over 200 hours of supervised experience, first in UD’s Laboratory Preschool guided by UD Teacher Educators, and then in public and private settings, culminating in a full year student teaching young and exceptional children. To help further their career, students can enroll in our 4+1 program and begin pursuing a master’s degree in one of three areas while still an undergraduate. ECE is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Council for Exceptional Children, meeting the highest standards for undergraduate preparation of early childhood and early childhood special education teachers. Get involved We provide our students opportunities to grow academically, socially and professionally. ECE majors can study abroad, conduct undergraduate research, serve internships, or become a member of our service/honors/support clubs. Areas of study Child Development Classroom Management Inclusive Curriculum Diversity and Families Literacy Instruction Career options Teacher in public/private school or Early Head Start program Early Care program director Parent Education Specialist Early Interventionist Graduate programs Early Childhood Special Education Autism & Severe Disabilities Occupational Therapy Human Development and Family Studies [-]

Bachelor of Education (Early Years)

Melbourne Polytechnic
Campus Full time 4 years February 2017 Australia Melbourne

Can you see yourself working with young children? If you like to work as a teacher in a preschool or primary setting, Melbourne Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Education, Early Years, boasts a 100% employment success rate. A rewarding career teaching the next generation beckons. If you aspire to work with young children we offer a contemporary and dynamic approach to professional preparation in the early years sector that has a strong emphasis on equity, social justice and critical praxis. [+]

Can you see yourself working with young children? If you like to work as a teacher in a preschool or primary setting, Melbourne Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Education, Early Years, boasts a 100% employment success rate. A rewarding career teaching the next generation beckons. If you aspire to work with young children we offer a contemporary and dynamic approach to professional preparation in the early years sector that has a strong emphasis on equity, social justice and critical praxis. Share a world of knowledge with young children Learn the skills and gain the industry qualifications for employment as a teacher across the early years spectrum of birth to 12 years. You can choose to complete the full course and become a qualified kindergarten and primary teacher, or exit after two years with an Associate Degree of Early Years Studies. Industry connections and resources You will have access to award winning, dedicated teaching staff and the benefit of industry bodies such as the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) and the Victorian Institute of Teaching. Employment outcomes You will be awarded dual teacher registration upon graduation. You will qualify for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching, the registration body for teachers as well as a kindergarten teacher, to work within a range of children’s services. This registration is with the Department of Education and Early Year Childhood Development (DEECD). More Information Some Commonwealth Supported Places may be available to eligible students on request. Please note: it is in your best interest to use both VTAC codes when applying through VTAC. Please contact the department directly if you require clarification or to find out the latest fees information. [-]

International Teacher Education for Primary Schools (ITEPS)

Stenden University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Netherlands Meppel

The Bachelor in International Teacher Education in Primary Schools is a one of its kind study programme preparing students to become teachers at international schools worldwide. [+]

Bachelors in Early Childhood Education. The Bachelor in International Teacher Education in Primary Schools is a one of its kind study programme preparing students to become teachers at international schools worldwide. The four year course is an ideal education programme for students who are interested in teaching at international primary schools and would like to work abroad. Upon completion of the four year course students will be prepared for the competitive job market. Within the programme students will gain experience and knowledge in areas such as getting children to focus on their work, how to make the classes you teach successful and figuring out how children think. Throughout the course students will embark on teaching experience at international schools in the Netherlands and abroad. In the third year of their study students will also choose a specialisation from a wide range of subjects offered at the home campus in the Netherlands or at the partner universities in Denmark or Norway: Art and Culture (Netherlands and Denmark) Mathematics (Netherlands and Norway) Special Education (Denmark and Netherlands) History and Sociology (Denmark and Norway) Religion and Ideology (Norway and Netherlands) Science and Technology (Norway and Denmark) Physical Education and Health (Denmark) The final year will consist of students conducting practical research while completing teaching practice. There are an increasing number of international schools around the world and there is a high demand for well qualified teachers. The International Teacher Education in Primary Schools enables graduates to gain a foothold in the teaching sector anywhere in the world. [-]

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

Lane Community College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Eugene

For students whose career goal is to teach children from birth to pre-kindergarten age in childcare centers and in-home settings, Lane Community College offers a two year, Early Childhood Education Associate of Applied Science Degree as well as a one year, ECE Certificate. [+]

For students whose career goal is to teach children from birth to pre-kindergarten age in childcare centers and in-home settings, Lane Community College offers a two year, Early Childhood Education Associate of Applied Science Degree as well as a one year, ECE Certificate. Extended educational opportunities include: Class related to state-mandated training for individuals already working in the field; Parenting skills classes; General Interest Classes Skill building outside of seeking a degree [-]

Bachelor of Teaching (Birth to Five Years)

Macquarie University
Campus Full time 3 years January 2017 Australia North Ryde

In this degree you will study how children learn, play and develop, along with the skills to manage and lead early childhood settings. Students... [+]

Bachelor of Teaching (Birth to Five Years)

Specialist early childhood teachers work with children, families and communities to provide quality educational experiences for young children. Early childhood teachers are also sought for consultancy and professional development work in children’s services.In this degree you will study how children learn, play and develop, along with the skills to manage and lead early childhood settings.Students who hold a Diploma of Children's Services receive credit for previous studies which would enable completion in 2-2.5 years.In order to be recognised as a four year qualified teacher with the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA), you will be required to complete a further year of study in the Graduate Diploma of Advanced Studies in Early Childhood.... [-]


Bachelor in Early Childhood Education

Oral Roberts University
Campus Full time 8 semesters September 2017 USA Tulsa

All students who wish to major in education or obtain a standard teaching certificate must be admitted to the Professional Education Program. [+]

The College of Education at ORU is committed to providing the opportunity for individuals responding to the call of God to become professional "transformed Christian educators." Offering a diverse but cohesive teacher education program that integrates three essential segments of teacher preparation - general education, specialized subject area education and professional education - students acquire comprehensive teaching preparation. All students who wish to major in education or obtain a standard teaching certificate must be admitted to the Professional Education Program. For those students majoring in education or seeking a standard teaching certificate, admission to the program is a prerequisite for approval to student teach. Education majors must be admitted before they have competed 75 hours toward their education degree. In the early childhood education major students focus on the psychosocial, cognitive, symbol and creative growth and development of children from birth to age 8. Included in this concentration is a focused study incorporating a 10-hour practicum on infant and toddler development, emphasizing parent and caregiver practices. Students choosing the early childhood education major at ORU earn a licensure in their selected field and also choose one of two different areas of concentration: English as a second language or special education mild-moderate disabilities. Early Childhood Education Major Course Offerings - Foundations of Early Childhood Education and Physical Development - Symbol Development and Creativity - Psychosocial Development and Guidance of the Young Child - Cognitive Development of the Young Child with Practicum - Reading and Language Arts - Elementary Reading Methods with Practicum - Literacy Assessment with Clinical Experience - Concentration and Professional Education classes What Do You Have To Look Forward To? Learning from top-notch professors with a variety of educational experiences...being challenged to continually strive for excellence...experiencing real life classroom procedures and activities...developing a surplus of resources to draw on throughout your career. Outcomes Become a teacher. Help transform lives. The National Center for Educational Statistics states that America's schools will need at least two million additional teachers in the next decade. You are needed now, more than ever. The world is waiting for educators who have developed a Christian worldview and who will have an impact in education whether it is in public, private or Christian schools; preschool, elementary, secondary or postsecondary higher education. As an educator you truly do touch the future. Come be a part of the ORU College of Education and touch the future as a transformed Christian educator. [-]

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)

James Cook University Singapore
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years March 2017 Singapore

Teaching can be one of the most satisfying and rewarding careers. The School of Education at JCU offers world-class teacher education. JCU offers excellent support for teaching students including accessible teaching staff, micro teaching and computer laboratories and excellent library and research resources. [+]

Bachelors in Early Childhood Education. Teaching can be one of the most satisfying and rewarding careers. The School of Education at JCU offers world-class teacher education. JCU offers excellent support for teaching students including accessible teaching staff, micro teaching and computer laboratories and excellent library and research resources. Our Bachelor of Education is an Australian approved teacher education program. As a JCU Education graduate, you will have the skills and qualifications to seek employment across Australia, Singapore* and beyond. Early childhood is a highly specialised field that focuses on the education of children from birth to age 8 with a special focus on Kindergarten, Prep and Years 1-3. *Based on the current programme outline, graduates from this programme would meet the Early Childhood Development Agency’s professional qualification requirements for teacher certification. Subjects Level 1 Foundations of Education Foundations of Language and Literacy in Education Foundations of Educational Psychology Foundations of Sustainability in Education Foundations of Mathematics and Numeracy in Education Indigenous Australians: Survival, Identity and Cultural Diversity Technologies for Early Childhood Education Level 2 Second Year Professional Experience Teaching for Learning 1 Education for Cultural Diversity Health and Physical Education for Early Childhood Early Childhood Mathematics and Numeracy 1 Early Childhood Language and Literacy 1 Early Childhood Education and Care 1 Technologies Across the Early Childhood Education Curriculum + any 1 of the following subjects: Effective Writing Introduction to Counselling Australian Society: An Introduction to Sociology Level 3 Third Year Professional Experience Humanities and Social Science Education for Early Childhood Science Education for Early Childhood Teaching for Learning 2 (ECE) Arts Education for Early Childhood Inclusive Education for Special Needs Early Childhood Education and Care 2 Teaching ESL to Indigenous Students Level 4 Fourth Year Professional Experience A* Fourth Year Professional Experience B* Teaching for Learning 3 (ECE) Early Childhood Language and Literacy 2 Early Childhood Mathematics and Numeracy 2 Service Learning for Sustainable Futures Indigenous Futures Teaching for Learning 4 Tuition Fees Domestic* S$55,640 International S$58,208 *Fees apply to all Singapore residents (Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and all pass holders excluding Student's Pass).Note: All course fees include prevailing 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST) [-]

Bachelor of Education in Pre-Primary Education

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 3 more

The general aim of the programme is to prepare pre-primary teachers for teaching children between the ages 3 and 6. This means that the candidate teacher should acquire the necessary knowledge and skills and at the same time, plan his/her attitudes that will enable him/her on the one hand, to organize the proper student environment for the cognitive development of children between the ages of 3-6, and on the other hand, to help their development in the social, emotional and moral field. [+]

Duration (years): 4 Qualification Awarded: Bachelor of Education in Pre-Primary Education Level of Qualification: 1st Cycle (Bachelor’s Degree) Language of Instruction: Greek Mode of Study: The options for the mode of study are: full-time or part-time. Minimum Credits: 135 Minimum ECTS Credits: 240 Profile of the Programme: The general aim of the programme is to prepare pre-primary teachers for teaching children between the ages 3 and 6. This means that the candidate teacher should acquire the necessary knowledge and skills and at the same time, plan his/her attitudes that will enable him/her on the one hand, to organize the proper student environment for the cognitive development of children between the ages of 3-6, and on the other hand, to help their development in the social, emotional and moral field. Both the content of the lessons as well as their methodology aim at leading the reflective teacher- educator who is capable of rethinking and self-judging his/her decisions and who has the ability and disposition for corrective action. Career Prospects: The graduates of this programme will be employed in Public and Private Pre-primary Schools Access to Further Studies: Graduates of the programme can be accepted into Second Cycle degrees (Master’s Degree). Graduation Requirements The student must complete 240 ECTS and all programme requirements. A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.0 is required. Thus, although a ‘D-‘ is a PASS grade, in order to achieve a CPA of 2.0 an average grade of ‘C’ is required. Learning Outcomes On completion of the programme the student will be able to: 1. Demonstrate the theoretical bases of education and instructive work by studying the historical and philosophical dimensions of teaching and learning. 2. Analyze basic concepts, principles and generalizations of the Educational Science, and therefore, will understand how these set the limits for the organization and application of the instructive work. 3. Acquire the teaching skills required for an effective organization, conduction and evaluation of teaching in a pre-primary level. 4. Demonstrate the theoretical basis of education and instructive work by studying the psychological and social dimensions of teaching and learning. 5. Predict the role of school in the modern world and, in particular, its mission to help children develop in various sectors. 6. Acquire all those skills needed to help students develop their self-energy, critical thinking and creativity. 7. Develop research skills and a spirit of free pursuance of knowledge. 8. Be in a position to operate as a factor of social life improvement and general development of his future working environment. 9. Be able teachers to teach effectively all children. [-]

Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education

University of South Florida Sarasota–Manatee
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Sarasota

With an Elementary Education degree from USF Sarasota-Manatee, undergraduate students are prepared to meet the needs of diverse student learners through arts integration instructional strategies and English as a Second Language (ESOL) Endorsement. [+]

Bachelors in Early Childhood Education. Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela Program Overview With an Elementary Education degree from USF Sarasota-Manatee, undergraduate students are prepared to meet the needs of diverse student learners through arts integration instructional strategies and English as a Second Language (ESOL) Endorsement. The Elementary Education Program is a nationally and regionally-accredited program with a curriculum that is current, research-based, and follows national requirements, state standards and best practices. USFSM’s smaller class sizes allow teacher candidates to receive a superior education from faculty, providing comprehensive training and expertise through the most relevant research and innovative teaching methods. An Elementary Education degree from USFSM will equip students with unique and applicable skills that are widely recognized within the field. The School of Education’s Center for Partnerships for Arts-Integrated Teaching (PAInT) is now the state’s official resource for arts-integrated instruction, a teaching method in which the arts are woven into academic lessons to help students understand and retain academic material. Is the Elementary Education Program Right for You? Do you love collaborating with others? Are you inspired by working with children and are committed to their success? Do you feel passionate about guiding and mentoring young minds? If so, a career in Elementary Education may be the right career path for you! Teachers are motivated to learn, lead and inspire future generations in addition to transforming the educational field. They feel committed to cultivating the success of younger generations and value life-long learning, collaboration and reflection as important components of both professional and personal growth. Teachers are devoted to caring for and molding young students into successful future leaders. Future Careers Elementary school teachers are always in high demand for both public and private school districts. Upon graduation from this program, students are eligible for Florida’s Professional Teaching Certificate in K-6 Elementary Education Instruction and ESOL Endorsement. [-]

Bachelor of Education

Felician University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Rutherford Lodi + 1 more

Complete six field internships before you student teach (each 10 weeks or 12 weeks) 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. [+]

Programs* Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education (K-6) Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education (K-6) and Early Childhood (P-3) Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education (K-6) and Content Area Specialization (5-8) Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education (K-6) and Teacher of Students with Disabilities Bachelor of Arts in K-12 Language Arts Bachelor of Arts in K-12 Mathematics Bachelor of Arts in K-12 Biology Bachelor of Arts in K-12 Earth Science Bachelor of Arts in K-12 Social Studies Bachelor of Arts in K-12 Visual Arts Bachelor of Arts in K-12 Music *All School of Education undergraduate students must additionally fulfill the requirements of a co-major in language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, art or music. Points of Interest Complete six field internships before you student teach (each 10 weeks or 12 weeks) 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 Students are involved with tutoring in local schools, some as volunteers and some receive work/study funding. Praxis review sessions are held each semester to help students prepare for these challenging exams, which lead to teaching certification. An eight-week online Praxis prep course is also required. Several students have been named as New Jersey Distinguished Student Teachers, most recently, one student in June 2012, one student in June 2013, and one student in June 2014. Very active Teacher Education Club sponsors several service activities each semester that benefit the University and/or the local community. Award-winning chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, which sponsors professional development activities each semester that benefit the University, the School of Education, and/or the local community. The local chapter is a supporter of the KDP National Literacy Alive initiative. Career Opportunities With a Bachelor of Arts in Education (elementary or secondary) you may pursue a career as: A regular K-12 classroom teacher in the grades that you are certified to teach A special education teacher of a self-contained, inclusive, or resource room based on the provisions of your elementary or secondary certification A private tutor A consultant A speaker on educational issues An education trainer for a corporation Education Faculty Experience Full-time faculty members of the School of Education have doctorates and/or extensive experience in their areas of expertise. These areas include: Chief School Administrator, Superintendent of Schools Principal Supervisor Student Personnel Services/Special Education Teacher of Students with Disabilities K-12 Reading/Literacy Specialist Teacher of English as a Second Language K-6 Elementary Teacher K-12 Teacher of Music Pre-K – 3 Early Childhood Teacher K-12 Teacher of Social Studies [-]

Bachelor in Basic Education

University of Minho - Institute of Education
Campus Full time 6 semesters September 2017 Portugal Braga

The Degree in Elementary Education, enabling the acquisition of comprehensive skills in the different areas of scientific, technological, artistic, humanistic and pedagogical knowledge, opens a variety of career opportunities in the field of early childhood and basic education. [+]

Bachelors in Early Childhood Education. Academic degree: Bachelor (Bologna 1st cycle degree) ECTS: 180 Duration: 6 curricular semesters Regime: Normal Place: Gualtar Campus, Braga Main Scientific area: Teacher Education BACHELOR | 3 YEARS The Bachelor degree in Elementary Education endows their technicians with knowledge and skills that allow them to observe and evaluate various educational settings within the territory of childhood and basic education; to build a global view of children and their contexts of life and learning, developing skills for action in fields relating to child and basic education; building capacity to develop learning, critical thinking, intellectual curiosity and openness to diversity, a perspective of education throughout life; access to Masters that qualifies for teaching in preschool and in 1st and 2nd cycles of Basic Education. This cycle of studies provides knowledge and skills that enable students for the exercise of various professional functions child-centred and network services to assist the Commission in particular curriculum activities, extracurricular activities and activities to support school integration. Careers The Degree in Elementary Education, enabling the acquisition of comprehensive skills in the different areas of scientific, technological, artistic, humanistic and pedagogical knowledge, opens a variety of career opportunities in the field of early childhood and basic education. This cycle of studies enables to the exercise of non-teaching educational functions, particularly in: - Support centres to study attendance/help and leisure activities; - Institutions that promote childcare in prolonging the school time/schedule; - Pedagogical innovation projects; - Animation projects for public and school libraries and reading mediation / promotion; - Services of study attendance of hospitalized children or that are unable to attend school; - School support services to immigrants; - Support services for children with special educational needs. [-]

Bachelor in Elementary Education

Claflin University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Orangeburg

The teacher education areas at Claflin University that come under the governance of the School of Education and make up the PEU include Art Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, English Education, Mathematics Education, Middle Level Education, and Music Education. [+]

As a part of the redesign of academic areas, the School of Education has reorganized into administrative offices that support 1) the three degree granting programs within the school, 2) the teacher education areas located within the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as 3) the physical education courses that support the general education requirements for the University. The teacher education areas at Claflin University that come under the governance of the School of Education and make up the PEU include Art Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, English Education, Mathematics Education, Middle Level Education, and Music Education. These seven (7) areas all lead to licensure to teach in K-12 public schools. Administration The School of Education also houses administrative offices designed to support the work of faculty and students in the School of Education, and compliance areas for professional education units. These four (4) offices are managed by coordinators and directors organized under the Office of the Dean in the School of Education. The Dean of Education is considered the head of the PEU and the lead representative for national accrediting bodies, specialized professional associations (SPAs), and State governance. The Office of Educational Technology is designed to support the Professional Education Unit (PEU) in areas requiring web, data, audio/visual and instructional technologies management, as well as technology instruction, integration and compliance. It also supports or helps coordinate the other offices' technology based functions, especially for the purposes of candidate data collection and dissemination. Visit 2014 data reporting for 2012-13 teacher candidates and completers. The Office of Accreditation and Assessment is designed to provide support for the PEU in the areas of accrediting body reporting and unit assessment development and compliance as standards governing education programs periodically change. For more about teacher accreditation, please see the CAEP website and the NCATE list of accredited schools in SC. The Office of Field and Clinical Experiences coordinates all activities between the School of Education and the University’s public school partners, primarily for the purpose of student placements. This is necessary for the fulfillment of at least 100 pre-clinical field hours, and a 60 day clinical internship required before a teacher candidate can be considered for licensure in South Carolina and many other states. The Office of Academic Student Support Services exists to aid students declaring a major in teacher education with best practices for staying on task to transition into a teacher candidate. State law requires all individuals who complete a teacher education program that leads to initial certification at the undergraduate level to pass all parts of Praxis I (reading, writing, and mathematics). The Office of Academic Student Support Services assists students in passing this exam by providing information on the examination, general support in registering for the examination, and workshops that directly support students on competencies measured by the examination. The Office of Student Support also handles all advising responsibilities for students in the School of Education. [-]

Bachelor of Education - Early childhood/primary

Avondale College of Higher Education
Campus or Online Full time Part time 4 years January 2017 Australia Cooranbong + 1 more

The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood/Primary)(Birth – 12 Years) degree is designed to provide Early Childhood qualifications in the context of Christian values. This degree not only prepares students to enter the teaching profession in an early childhood centre, preschool or infant school, but also prepares students to be responsible and ethical leaders in an age where children need positive Christian role models. [+]

Bachelors in Early Childhood Education. The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood/Primary)(Birth – 12 Years) degree is designed to provide Early Childhood qualifications in the context of Christian values. This degree not only prepares students to enter the teaching profession in an early childhood centre, preschool or infant school, but also prepares students to be responsible and ethical leaders in an age where children need positive Christian role models. Duration Four years full-time or equivalent part-time Mode of Delivery On campus (Lake Macquarie) Distance Education Accreditation The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood/Primary)(Birth – 12 Years) degree is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the Board of Studies, Teaching and Education Standards (BOSTES), and the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority(ACECQA). The CRICOS registration number for the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood/Primary)(Birth – 12 Years) degree is: 083264M English Language Proficiency Requirement for Teachers in NSW International students require an International English Language Test Score (IELTS) of at least 8.0 for speaking and listening prior to being employed as graduate teachers in New South Wales. Careers Graduates of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood/Primary)(Birth – 12 Years) course can seek employment in the following areas: Long day care centres as room leaders, early childhood centre supervisors, and authorised supervisors (after one year of teaching experience) Teaching in state government pre-schools Teaching in pre-kindergarten school settings Infant teaching (kindergarten–year 2) in school settings Postgraduate study will lead teachers into Early Intervention and Special Education environments [-]

Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education

Jumeira University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 United Arab Emirates Dubai

Jumeira University College of Education is dedicated to prepare lifelong educators and professionals. It provides the necessary foundation of authentic and inspiring academic experiences and applications that contribute to the advancement of knowledge and address today’s complex challenges in the field of education within the UAE. [+]

About the College of Education Jumeira University College of Education is dedicated to prepare lifelong educators and professionals. It provides the necessary foundation of authentic and inspiring academic experiences and applications that contribute to the advancement of knowledge and address today’s complex challenges in the field of education within the UAE. The College will offer undergraduate degrees for all level of education from early years to grade 12. The core academic discipline will focus on teaching and learning at all levels of children development from birth to grade 12. Internships, trainings, practical experiences will play key role to prepare teachers to facilitate effective learning, taking into consideration the cultural, social and economic factors of students, school and families within the UAE. Students are expected to complete university general education requirements, explore various careers in education, and in their sophomore year, they will be immersed in the discipline and culture of teaching and learning before they finally specialize in their senior year. Academic Program The college will offer Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education. The Early Childhood Education program is designed to provide students with both academic principles and the private/public school experience necessary to become a successful teacher in early years through grade three. The program provides the foundational knowledge, field experiences, and common skills and strategies that prepare students for multiple roles within the field of early childhood education, including the development and advocacy for early childhood education initiatives. It promotes the availability of quality early learning environments in the UAE and support for families in the UAE through parent trainings and access to quality learning experiences. Curriculum Curriculum Philosophy and Inspiration The program is continuously being revised to meet and exceed the changing expectations of the UAE Ministry of Education. The program standards are aligned with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the US National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The Early Childhood Education undergraduate program is a model service-learning program for teacher education for the Emirate of Dubai. The content of the methods, courses on campus and the coordinated field-based experiences are designed to give the student both the necessary background and a first-hand experience that is needed to develop practical teaching skills. Importance is given to train students theoretically and practically in how to handle young children who will be engaging in a largely bilingual school system and descend from Islamic culture and heritage. Accreditation Bachelor of Education IN Early Child Hood Program is accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR) in United Arab Emirates. Career Prospects Our graduates with a Bachelors of Education in Early Childhood will be certified to teach in public and private schools from KG to Grade 3. [-]

Bachelor of Education in Childhood and Family Studies (first two years)

Southwestern Oregon Community College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Coos Bay

The Associate of Science Childhood Education and Family Studies Emphasis degree leads to a baccalaureate degree in human development, early childhood education or social science with a certificate in early childhood education. [+]

Bachelors in Early Childhood Education. The Associate of Science Childhood Education and Family Studies Emphasis degree leads to a baccalaureate degree in human development, early childhood education or social science with a certificate in early childhood education. Students may petition for adjustments in the Southwestern AS degree if course requirements are met for the first two years of any regionally accredited four-year institution offering a degree in education, early childhood education, family studies, human or child development. Eastern Oregon University distance education degree of liberal studies with an early childhood education emphasis articulates with SWOCC's AS degree. The AS degree is also articulated with Portland State University through their external degree program. All coursework specific to childhood education and family studies degrees and certificates is offered online through Southwestern’s online platform. Both the AS with an emphasis in childhood education and family studies and our AAS in Childhood Education and Family Studies are now accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation program. PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES Upon successful completion of this program the student will have knowledge and skills in the following Standards: 1. Promoting Child Development and Learning Students develop and use their understanding of child development – including young children's unique characteristics and needs, and the multiple interacting influences on children's development and learning – to create environments that are healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging for each child. Key elements of Outcome 1; 1a: Describe young children's diverse characteristics and needs, from birth through age 8. 1b: Explain the multiple influences on early development and learning. 1c: Use knowledge of child development to create healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging learning environments for young children. 2. Building Family and Community Relationships Students articulate the complex characteristics of children's families and communities and use this understanding to create respectful, reciprocal relationships that support and empower families, and to engage all families in their children's development and learning. Key elements of Outcome 2; 2a: Describe diverse family and community characteristics. 2b: Develop and implement strategies to support and engage families and communities through respectful, reciprocal relationships. 2c: Develop and implement plans to engage families and communities in young children's development and learning. 3. Observing, Documenting, and Assessing to Support Young Children and Families Students articulate the goals, benefits, and purposes of assessment and use systematic observations, documentation, and other effective assessment strategies in a responsible way, in partnership with families and other professionals, to positively influence the development of every child. Key elements of Outcome 3; 3a: State the goals, benefits, and purposes of assessment – including its use in development of appropriate goals, curriculum, and teaching strategies for young children. 3b: Use observation, documentation, and other appropriate assessment tools and approaches, including the use of technology in documentation, assessment and data collection. 3c: Practice responsible assessment to promote positive outcomes for each child, including an awareness of assistive technology for children with ability differences. 3d: Describe how assessment partnerships with families and with professional colleagues can be used to build effective learning environments. 4. Using Developmentally Effective Approaches Students implement a wide array of developmentally appropriate approaches, instructional strategies, and tools to connect with children and families and positively influence each child's development and learning, which will vary depending on children's ages, characteristics, and the early childhood setting. Key elements of Outcome 4; 4a: Discuss how supportive relationships and positive interactions are the foundation of their work with young children. 4b: List and implement effective instructional and guidance strategies and tools for early education, including appropriate uses of technology. 4c: Use a broad repertoire of developmentally appropriate teaching/learning and guidance approaches. 4d: Reflect on their own practice to promote positive outcomes for each child. 5. Using Content Knowledge to Build Meaningful Curriculum Students develop and apply their knowledge of developmental domains and academic (or content) disciplines to design, implement, and evaluate meaningful, challenging curriculum that promotes comprehensive developmental and learning outcomes for each child. Key elements of Outcome 5; 5a: Begin to explain content knowledge and resources in academic disciplines: language and literacy; the arts – music, creative movement, dance, drama, visual arts; mathematics; science; physical education – physical activity, health, and safety; and social studies. 5b: Recognize and apply the central concepts, inquiry tools, and structures of content areas or academic disciplines. 5c: Use their own knowledge, appropriate early learning outcomes, and other resources to design, implement, and evaluate developmentally meaningful and challenging curriculum for each child. 6. Becoming a Professional Students are collaborative learners who continuously demonstrate knowledgeable, reflective and critical perspectives of their work, make informed decisions that integrate knowledge from a variety of sources, including ethical guidelines, and advocate for sound educational practices and policies. Key elements of Outcome 6; 6a: Identify as a member of the early childhood field and become involved in the professional community. 6b: Locate and apply ethical guidelines and other early childhood professional guidelines. 6c: Engage in continuous, collaborative learning to inform practice; using technology effectively with young children, with peers, and as a professional resource. 6d: Integrate knowledgeable, reflective, and critical perspectives on early education into their work. 6e: Engage in informed advocacy for young children and the early childhood profession. 7. Early Childhood Field Experiences Students engage in field experiences and clinical practice to develop the knowledge, skills and professional dispositions necessary to promote the development and learning of young children in a variety of early childhood settings and with multiple age groups. Key elements of Outcome 7; 7a. Observe and practice in at least two of the three early childhood age groups (birth – age 3, 3-5, 5-8). 7b. Observe and practice in at least two of the three main types of early education settings (primary school grades, child care centers and homes, ECEAP/Head Start programs). ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Students are required to take the college placement test to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill level as determined by the college placement test scores. All Early Childhood Education and Family Studies students are required to obtain a valid first aid and CPR card, a Food Handlers Card, and complete HDFS9284 Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting. They are also required to have a criminal history background check. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS Students must complete a minimum of 90 credit hours with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or better. All courses must be passed with a grade of ‘C’ or better. Twenty-four (24) credits must be completed at Southwestern before the AS degree is awarded. Courses that are developmental in nature, designed to prepare students for college transfer courses, are not applicable to this degree. Complete the graduation application process one term prior to the term of completion (e.g., spring term graduates must apply during winter term). Credit for prior learning options are available for students with an Infant Toddler Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. Step seven on the Oregon Registry and with community based training or certificate of completion for first connections training and watching. [-]