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BS in Early Childhood Administration

Purdue University Global's Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Administration program is designed to prepare students to enter the early childhood education field as an educator or administrator. Learn more about Purdue University Global's BS in Early Childhood Administration program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Administration

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:

Bachelor of Science

Program Requirements:

Those interested in this program should have strong communication skills and an eagerness to aide children in their early educational journey. They should also be creative and host strong critical thinking skills. Minimum eligibility requirements to apply to this program include a high school diploma, GED, or the equivalent.

Program Description:

The online Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Administration program at Purdue University Global offers students a curriculum focusing on the educational needs and developmental aspects of young children alongside administration coursework. Major courses address student assessment methods, curriculum planning and development, play theories, human resources, and child advocacy. Students are also exposed to management practices to help develop leadership skills

Learning Format:


Program Length/Total Credits Required:

180 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Purdue University Global's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Administration:

Coursework for this program focuses on early childhood curriculum, management practices, and leadership in an educational setting. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Purdue University Global to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Major Requirements (103 credits)

  • AC 113: Accounting for Nonaccounting Majors 1 (5 credits)
  • CE 100: Preparing for a Career in Early Childhood Development 1 (5 credits)
  • CE 101: Introduction to Early Childhood Education (5 credits)
  • CE 114: Early Childhood Development 1 (5 credits)
  • CE 215: Early Childhood Curriculum Planning (5 credits)
  • CE 220: Child Safety, Nutrition, and Health 1 (5 credits)
  • CE 240: Young Children With Special Needs (5 credits)
  • CM 206: Interpersonal Communications 1 (5 credits)
  • MT 203: Human Resource Management 1 (5 credits)
  • PS 124: Introduction to Psychology 1 (5 credits)
  • PS 220: Child and Adolescent Psychology 1 (5 credits)
  • CE 300: Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood (6 credits)
  • CE 370: Funding Development and Financial Planning in Early Childhood Programs (6 credits)
  • CE 371: Early Childhood Administration (6 credits)
  • CE 401: Current Issues and Trends in Early Childhood (6 credits)
  • CE 402: Early Childhood Family, Community, and Advocacy (6 credits)
  • CM 410: Organizational Communication (6 credits)
  • LI 410: Leadership in Practice (6 credits)
  • CE 490: Bachelor's Capstone in Early Childhood Administration (6 credits)

Core Requirements (33 credits)

  • 100/200-level: General Education Courses (18 credits)
  • 100/200-level: Math Course (5 credits)
  • 200-level: Arts and Humanities Course (5 credits)
  • 200-level: Physical Science Course (5 credits)
  • 200-level: Social Science Course (5 credits)

Open Electives (44 credits)

Post Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Upon completion of Purdue University Global's Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Administration program, graduates could seek to expand their knowledge or further develop skills necessary for advancement in the field. In some cases, a graduate degree might be required to pursue administrative or management positions.

Master's degree options for graduates include (but are not limited to):

  • Master of Science in Education (for Practicing Teachers Grades K-12)
  • Master of Science in Education - Instructional Technology (K-12)
  • Master of Science in Education - Educational Leadership

Career Paths:

Graduates of Purdue University Global's BS in Early Childhood Administration program could be prepared for educational jobs in a variety of settings. They could also work with preschool, elementary, or special needs children.

Positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Childcare center director
  • Early childhood Teacher
  • Childcare center worker
  • Owner of an education establishment

*Speak to an Admissions Advisor or refer to the University Catalog for the Transfer of Credit policy.

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