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BA in Early Childhood Education Administration - Infant and Toddler Care

Students enrolled in Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education Administration online degree program with a specialization in infant and toddler care program have the opportunity to learn the skills related to the management and administration of early childcare education organizations. Read more about the Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education Administration program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education Administration with a specialization in infant and toddler care

School Offering Program:

Ashford University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Students interested in the Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education Administration online degree program with a specialization in infant and toddler care may be interested in caring for and educating young children and infants. Applicants to Ashford University's programs should be at least 22 years old.

Program Description:

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education Administration is designed for students who are interested in managing and directing early childcare education facilities. The program allows students the opportunity to learn the essentials of child care, as well as child care facility administration. The infant and toddler care specialization includes courses in emotional growth, care environments, learning, and development.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

120 credits.

Financial Aid:

Ashford University offers students several payment options, including cash plans, employer tuition reimbursement, direct employer billing, and military tuition assistance. Qualifying students may be eligible for financial aid.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

Certification and Licensure Terms and Conditions.

If you want to become a classroom teacher, contact your state's education authorities prior to enrolling at Ashford to determine what state-specific requirements you must complete before obtaining your teacher's license. Ashford graduates will be subject to additional requirements on a state-by-state basis that will include one or more of the following: student teaching or practicum experience, additional coursework, additional testing, or, if the state requires a specific type of degree to seek alternative certification, earning an additional degree. None of Ashford's online education programs are CAEP*, TEAC or NCATE accredited, which is a requirement for certification in some states. Other factors, such as a student's criminal history, may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure or employment in this field of study.

*The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) is the resulting entity from the merger of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Please visit ashford.edu for terms and conditions and additional disclosure information related to each education degree program. Alabama, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Kentucky, and Washington residents: please see specific state disclosure information.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education Administration with a Specialization in Infant and Toddler Care:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Ashford University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Requirements

Students must complete 52 credits in general education courses.

Introductory Course Requirements

  • EXP 105: Personal Dimensions of Education (3 credits)
  • PSY 202: Adult Development & Life Assessment (3 credits)

Major Course Requirements

  • ECE 101: Introduction to Early Childhood Education (3 credits)
  • ECE 214: Nutrition & Health of Children & Families (3 credits)
  • ECE 332: Child Development (3 credits)
  • SOC 312: Child, Family, & Society (3 credits)
  • ECE 311: Early Childhood Curriculum & Methods (3 credits)
  • ESE 315: Survey of Exceptional Students (3 credits)
  • ECE 313: Collaboration with Parents & Community (3 credits)
  • ECE 312: Administration of Early Childhood Education Programs (3 credits)
  • MGT 380: Leadership for Organizations (3 credits)
  • MGT 415: Group Behavior in Organizations (3 credits)
  • MGT 435: Organizational Change (3 credits)
  • BUS 303: Human Resource Management (3 credits)
  • ECE 430: Early Childhood Education Capstone (3 credits)

Infant and Toddler Care Requirements

  • ECE 341: Social & Emotional Growth of Infants & Toddlers (3 credits)
  • ECE 343: Quality Care Environments for Infants & Toddlers (3 credits)
  • ECE 345: Infant & Toddler Learning & Development (3 credits)
  • ECE 347: Culture, Family, & Childcare (3 credits)

Electives

Students must complete 35 elective credits.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

Certification and Licensure Terms and Conditions.

If you want to become a classroom teacher, contact your state's education authorities prior to enrolling at Ashford to determine what state-specific requirements you must complete before obtaining your teacher's license. Ashford graduates will be subject to additional requirements on a state-by-state basis that will include one or more of the following: student teaching or practicum experience, additional coursework, additional testing, or, if the state requires a specific type of degree to seek alternative certification, earning an additional degree. None of Ashford's online education programs are CAEP*, TEAC or NCATE accredited, which is a requirement for certification in some states. Other factors, such as a student's criminal history, may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure or employment in this field of study.

*The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) is the resulting entity from the merger of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Please visit ashford.edu for terms and conditions and additional disclosure information related to each education degree program. Alabama, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Kentucky, and Washington residents: please see specific state disclosure information.

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education Administration with a specialization in infant and toddler care could pursue master's degrees in early childhood education of other specialized areas of education.

Master's degrees that graduates could pursue include:

  • Master of Child Development
  • Master of Elementary Education
  • Master of Early Childhood Special Education

Career Paths:

The Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education Administration with a specialization in infant and toddler care program is designed to prepare students for entry-level and managerial positions in schools, daycares, learning centers, nonprofits, and other educational organizations.

Possible employment opportunities may include but are not limited to:

  • Preschool owner
  • Head Start component coordinator
  • Pre-kindergarten coordinator
  • Early childhood consultant

Special Terms and Conditions. Successful completion and graduation from the Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education Administration is not intended to lead to certification or licensure in any state. It is the student's responsibility to determine any individual state's certification or licensure requirements. Ashford University does not represent that this program meets certification or licensure requirements in any state. Prospective Washington state students are advised to contact the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction at 360-725-6320 or proofed@k12.wa.us to determine whether this education program is approved for teacher certification or endorsements in Washington State. Additionally, teachers are advised to contact their individual school district as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.


Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

Certification and Licensure Terms and Conditions.

If you want to become a classroom teacher, contact your state's education authorities prior to enrolling at Ashford to determine what state-specific requirements you must complete before obtaining your teacher's license. Ashford graduates will be subject to additional requirements on a state-by-state basis that will include one or more of the following: student teaching or practicum experience, additional coursework, additional testing, or, if the state requires a specific type of degree to seek alternative certification, earning an additional degree. None of Ashford's online education programs are CAEP*, TEAC or NCATE accredited, which is a requirement for certification in some states. Other factors, such as a student's criminal history, may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure or employment in this field of study.

*The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) is the resulting entity from the merger of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Please visit ashford.edu for terms and conditions and additional disclosure information related to each education degree program. Alabama, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Kentucky, and Washington residents: please see specific state disclosure information.

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