The Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education is your first step in building a foundation for success in the world of childcare. You will focus on important topics in early childhood, such as: development, learning assessment, special learners, and instructional strategy.
Total Credits Required
High school diploma. If no high school degree was earned, applicants may be admitted with a minimum of 60 transferable credits from an appropriately accredited postsecondary institution as defined by Ashford University transfer credit policies.
Asynchronous online classroom
You must earn a minimum of 18 credits at Ashford University (residency requirement).
Specific Technology Requirements
General Hardware: 256 Mb RAM, CD-ROM, 1 Gb free space. PC Requirements: Windows 2000, NT, or XP. Mac Requirements: OSX or 10.2
Broadband Internet connection (DSL, cable, or other); Web Browser: Firefox 3.0 or higher, Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher, Safari 4.0 or higher, or Chrome
Outlook, Outlook Express, Mac Mail, Eudora, Entourage, or Yahoo/Hotmail/Google mail required.
Productivity Software: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel 2007 or higher
A maximum of 46 semester credits of combined nontraditional learning and transfer credits from a regionally or approved nationally accredited college or university or a maximum of 30 semester credits can be transferred through any combination of military, National Testing Programs and non-collegiate instruction with ACE credit recommendation.
Students must be 22 or older to enter the program. It is possible to receive approval from the Registrar's Office through the "Under 22 Appeal" process.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.