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AA in Early Childhood Education

Students who enroll in Ashford University's Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education have the opportunity to develop their fundamental knowledge of the theories and practices used in early child care. Read more about the program to see if this path is right for you.

Official Program Name:

Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education

School Offering Program:

Ashford University

Degree Level:

Associate's

Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students of Ashford University's AA in Early Childhood Education program should be interested in pursuing a career in a daycare or preschool educational setting. Applicants to Ashford University programs must have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements..

Program Description:

Ashford University's Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education program is intended to help students build their foundational knowledge of child educational, social, and emotional development. Students have the chance to learn the fundamentals of child development theories and developmentally appropriate practices. They may also learn how to identify and utilize effective classroom management strategies. Students could also advance their skills in mathematics, science, philosophy, art, and English through the general education courses included in the program.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

67 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

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:

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Required Courses for the Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education

Students of the AA in Early Childhood Education program are required to complete 67 credits of courses, which includes 34 general education credits, 21 credits of core requirements and 12 elective requirements. Contact Ashford University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Requirements (34 credits)

  • Personal Dimensions of Education
  • Digital Literacy for Life & the Workplace
  • English Composition I
  • Information Literacy
  • English Composition II
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Informal Logic
  • Ethics & Moral Reasoning
  • American National Government
  • Our Dependence upon the Environment
  • Intermediate Algebra

Core Requirements (21 credits)

  • Art Appreciation
  • Introduction to Early Childhood Education
  • Introduction to Early Childhood Behavior Management
  • Introduction to Curriculum & Instruction for the Early Childhood Classroom
  • Introduction to Child Development
  • Professional Responsibilities in the Early Childhood Environment
  • Linguistically & Culturally Diverse Learners

Electives (9 credits)

  • Students choose 9 credits of elective courses

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:

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Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education

Ashford University offers several bachelor's degree programs that could be of interest to graduates of their AA in Early Childhood Education seeking a more advanced degree. Graduates of the AA in Early Childhood Education may consider continuing their studies to earn a bachelor's degree from one of Ashford University's programs such as:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts in Child Development

Career Paths

With the successful completion of the AA in Early Childhood Education program, candidates may be equipped to work with children ages 0-8 during their period of rapid growth and development. Students may have gained both the conceptual knowledge and the applicable skills necessary to pursue a career path in early childhood education. Entry-level candidates could be ready to pursue a job as:

  • Daycare provider
  • Teacher aide
  • Camp counselor
  • Infant/toddler caregiver
  • Recreation coordinator
  • Home visitor

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/

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