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BA in Early Childhood Development with Differentiated Instruction

Students interested in working with young children and their families may consider earning their Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Development with Differentiated Instruction. Get to know more about this Ashford University program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Development with Differentiated Instruction

School Offering Program:

Ashford University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

The Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Development with Differentiated Instruction program at Ashford University may be of interest to both those already employed the early childhood field as well as individuals seeking to further their knowledge of early childhood development. Applicants to Ashford University must have completed a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Students who enroll in Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Development with Differentiated Instruction program will have the opportunity to build the knowledge and the skills needed to work with children during a period of crucial and rapid growth and development. They will have the opportunity to study the pedagogies behind differentiated instruction and inclusion in the classroom setting as well as learn the theories and practices of early childhood development through a multitude of perspectives. The program is intended to introduce students to the national standards for professional and ethical practice for early childhood educators as well as the contemporary trends and issues in the field. Within the coursework, students also have the opportunity to earn a specialization relating to the early childhood development field.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

120 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.

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Required Courses for the Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Development with Differentiated Instruction

In order to earn the BA in Early Childhood Development with Differentiated Instruction through Ashford University, students must successfully complete 120 total credits, which come from major courses, general education courses, elective courses, and the student's choice of specialization courses. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Ashford University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Major Course Requirements (27 credits)

  • Issues in Education
  • Foundations of Early Learning and Development
  • Atypical Development
  • Positive Learning Environments
  • Exceptional Learning and Inclusion
  • Ethics and Legal Responsibility in Early Learning Settings
  • Examining Multicultural & Anti-Bias Education
  • Assessment and Intervention
  • College of Education Capstone

Specialization Courses (12 credits)

Students must choose one of the following specialization tracks:

  • Early Intervention Specialization
    • Foundations of Early Intervention
    • Cognition & Language Development
    • Family Systems & Community Resources
    • Behavioral Methods & Strategies
  • Early Learning Specialization
    • Safe & Healthy Learning Environments
    • Curriculum Planning & Design for Early Learners
    • Language and Literacy Development
    • Foundations of Play & Learning

General Education Requirements (40 credits)

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

Elective Requirements (41 credits)

  • Students choose 41 credits of electives

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

Students that successfully complete the Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Development with Differentiated Instruction through Ashford University may be interested in furthering their knowledge of early childhood development or education by pursuing advanced education in a related field. Candidates may consider applying to one of Ashford University's master's degree programs, such as:

  • Masters of Arts in Early Childhood Education Leadership
  • Masters of Arts in Education
  • Masters of Arts in Special Education
  • Masters of Arts in Teaching and Learning with Technology
  • Masters of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction

Career Paths

Pre-credentialed educators who complete the Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Development with Differentiated Instruction in order may be able to specialize their practice or take on advanced responsibilities; however, this program does not lead to certification or licensure in any state. Students should contact the necessary state licensure office to determine what requirements they need to meet in order to become a licensed educator.

Graduates may be able to pursue jobs such as:

  • Childcare worker
  • Teacher aide
  • Instructional assistant
  • Paraprofessional
  • Child care provider

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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