Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education

Non-Licensure

As an individual with a desire to further your education and gain insight into the foundational principles of education, earning your Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education will equip you to achieve your goals and succeed in your career.

The Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education will prepare you from a Christian perspective, providing a solid foundation in educational behavior and development. The 60 hours of coursework also offer insight into current trends, including the study of theories and methodologies that will be of use in: Christian, private, and public child care facilities; churches; schools; and homes. You will be given the chance to evaluate methods of teaching and instruction while being taught the skills to establish lesson plans for educational planning.


Requirements

Framework & Dispositions

The mission of the School of Education at Liberty University is to develop competent professionals with a Biblical worldview for Christian, public, and private schools. The faculty of the School of Education has delineated the dispositions that should be observable in each candidate at all levels:

  • Displays a sense of Social responsibility
  • Demonstrates Commitment/Work ethic
  • Demonstrates Reflective practice
  • Displays Personal Integrity
  • Displays Professionalism

Degree Completion Plan & Course Sequencing Guide

Transfer Credit

Candidates may request to transfer up to 45 undergraduate credit hours into the AA program. Capstones and courses that require field experience are not eligible to be transferred. A minimum of 50% of the major courses must be completed through Liberty University. Courses must not be older than 5 years.

Candidates should speak with the Registrar’s Office for further information regarding transfer credit policies.

Background Check

The School of Education strives to produce educators who model high standards before their peers. In keeping with this mission, candidates will complete a variety of field experiences in the K–12 school system as part of their program. Background checks have become a requirement in our partnerships with the school system. Out of respect for this, we require all candidates to complete a background check through CastleBranch.

Licensure Information

This program does not lead to state licensure or certification. Candidates in this program are not eligible to pursue a student teaching or internship semester.

This degree has been approved through the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) through the CAEP Accreditation System.