BS in Early Childhood Studies (Non-Licensure)

Children have the unique ability to visualize limitless possibilities. A cardboard box can become a princess castle, pots and pans can become musical instruments—the discoveries are endless. Let your education help you visualize your limitless possibilities.

Enjoy the flexibility of online learning, and see what Walden’s BS in Early Childhood Studies program can offer:

  • A comprehensive path to career growth
  • Rigorous coursework aligned with National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards
  • Preparation for the challenges and rewards of real-world classroom environments

Benefits of Tempo Competency-based Learning

  • Set your schedule, learning when and how it works best for you.
  • Draw on your work experience to potentially speed your progress.
  • Control your cost through a subscription-based model.

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: November 1, 2021

Transfer Credits: Up to 135 credits

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Choose the learning path that fits your life and experience. Here are the two ways to earn your degree:

 
Tempo Competency-Based LearningThe flexible pace ideal for some students.
Time Flexible schedule
Pace Set your own pace, and speed up or slow down when needed
Tuition All-you-can-learn subscription fee
Support Faculty support when you need it and a personal academic coach
Expert Walden Faculty
Tuition Savings and Financial Aid*
Accreditation
 
Tempo Competency-Based LearningThe flexible pace ideal for some students.
Time
Flexible Schedule
Pace
Set your own pace, and speed up or slow down when needed
Tuition
All-you-can-learn subscription fee
Support
Faculty support when you need it and a personal academic coach
Expert Walden Faculty
Tuition Savings and Financial Aid*
Accreditation

*May not be available for all degree programs.

More about our Competency-Based BS in Early Childhood Studies program

In this program, you will complete a variety of courses, including:

  • Early Childhood Development Concepts and Development
  • Health and Safety for Young Children
  • Effective Practices for Quality Programs Serving Young Children
  • Culturally Responsive Practice

You will also complete two field experiences—each in a different early education setting—to enrich the concepts presented in your coursework.

  • Preschool/childcare center director
  • Preschool teacher
  • Child and family advocate
  • Public policy coordinator
  • Child development instructor
  • Professional development facilitator
  • Child care administrator

*Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

Admission is considered for adult students who hold a high school diploma or its equivalent. Applicants must also meet the following criteria:

  • You are 21 years of age or older.
  • You are less than 21 years of age and have 12 quarter credit hours.
  • You are an active member of the military or a veteran with documentation of service.
  • You will also be required to submit a completed online application, employment history, and official transcripts.

Your enrollment specialist will help you gather all of the required materials starting with your application all the way through your first day of classes.

Tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education. Get in touch with a Walden Enrollment Specialist today at 855-203-5779, to learn more about tuition costs for this program and financial aid options.

Walden’s Enrollment Specialists are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education.
Our Enrollment Specialists are ready to answer any questions you may have regarding this program. Fill out the form on this page to be contacted or call 855-203-5779.

Why earn your BS in Early Childhood Studies with Walden?

Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification: The BS in Early Childhood Studies program does not lead to teacher licensure or certification. Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.

This early childhood studies degree program requires two field experiences at two different grade levels. Prior to participation in the field experiences, the student will be required to purchase and submit documentation of liability insurance. Field sites may have additional requirements (e.g., background check, fingerprinting, and certain immunizations). It is the student’s responsibility to determine if these requirements would impact their ability to participate in the required field experiences.

ONGOING MILITARY OFFER:

A 15% tuition reduction for servicemembers, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and their spouses.*

*A 15% tuition reduction is available to new students who are servicemembers, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, or employees of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This tuition reduction is also available if you are a spouse of a servicemember, veteran, or employee of the VA. This tuition reduction cannot be retroactively applied. Tuition reductions are applicable to tuition only and do not apply toward books, materials, and other supplies or fees needed for a course.

Walden may change the tuition reduction offered hereunder at any time, but such change will not affect the tuition reduction for students who are currently enrolled at Walden and using the existing tuition reduction. All tuition reductions, grants, or scholarships are subject to specific eligibility requirements. Contact a Walden University Enrollment Specialist for details.

Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, https://www.hlcommission.org/.