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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
  • An excellent integration of coursework with both virtual and in-person field experience
  • Preparation for the challenges and rewards of real-world classroom environments

Benefits of Tempo 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: July 1, 2019

Limited-Time Offer: Receive your first term tuition-free if you reside in the U.S. and start this program on July 1, 2019.

Required Credits: 75 credits

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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 have 75 quarter credit hours
  • Admission requires the completion of all application materials, including an acknowledgment of requirements related to the field experience, including but not limited to background check, immunization guidelines and liability insurance.
  • You will also be required to submit a completed online application, employment history, and official transcripts.

Your enrollment advisor 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 an enrollment advisor today by calling 855-203-5779, to learn more about tuition costs for this program and financial aid options.

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Our enrollment advisors 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.

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The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University is dedicated to enhancing educator effectiveness. Walden University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) for a period of 7 years, from April 24, 2012, to June 30, 2019. In 2013, NCATE merged with the Teacher Education Accreditation Council to form the Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Preparation (CAEP). CAEP is the single specialized accreditor for educator preparation and administers NCATE accreditation. Walden University is eligible for and will seek accreditation based on CAEP standards beginning in fall 2018.

Why earn your BS in Early Childhood Studies with Walden?

This program is not eligible for Title IV funds or any other federal financial aid loan programs. Students enrolling in this program will be required to pay the tuition themselves or seek private loan financing.  

Walden University’s BS in Early Childhood Studies (Non-Licensure) program does not lead to initial teacher licensure or any other teaching credential.  

This program requires two field experiences. Prior to participation in the field experiences, the student will be required to complete a criminal background check and fingerprinting and obtain specified immunizations, TB testing and liability insurance. It is the student’s responsibility to determine if these requirements would impact their ability to participate in the required field experiences.