Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education (Non-licensure) Online Degree Program


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Start your Career with Liberty’s Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education

Liberty University’s online Early Childhood Education degree is designed for students with a passion for helping children succeed from a young age. Graduates entering their careers will play a critical role in preparing children for their long-term academic success and will be involved in helping them form emotional, social, and educational skills from an early age. At Liberty, we equip our students with techniques to create a lasting, positive impact on every child’s life they touch.

The School of Education is committed to providing the highest quality Christian education based on the principles of God’s Word. In light of these principles, Liberty University's associate's degree in Early Childhood Education will prepare you to impact students in their early development and academic careers.

Why Choose Liberty’s Early Childhood Education Degree?

Our Early Childhood Education degree is an industry leader in online education programs taught by professionals with real-world experience in education settings. Our Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education is offered completely online, allowing you to remain active in your job, with your family, and in your community without the worry of having to take courses on campus.

What Will You Learn in Our Online Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education?

Liberty University’s Associate's in Early Childhood Education degree, 100% online program, is aimed towards individuals with a desire to further your education and gain insight into the foundational principles of education. In our Early Childhood Education degree, you will approach the discipline of education from an ethical perspective to establish a firm understanding of early childhood educational development and behavior.  

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You may also be interested in our Associate of Arts in Education (Non-licensure) or our Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education.

Benefits of our Online Early Childhood Education Degree

  • By earning your Early Childhood Education Degree from a non-profit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in the field.
  • Our Early Childhood Education degree is ranked #3 in Most Affordable Online Associate's Degrees in Early Childhood Education according to
  • Tuition rates for the Early Childhood Education degree have not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university.
  • Networking opportunities with other educators in the program from around the country.

Military Benefits

Are you a service member, veteran, military spouse, or Department of Defense employee? We are proud to support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts - $250 for undergraduate (per credit hour)
    • An additional discount is available for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as an Emergency Responder (less than $565 per course).
  • Book Vouchers (Up to $400 per semester for undergraduate only)
  • Potential college credit for military training.
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

Early Childhood Education Program Format

  • 100% online
  • 60 total hours
  • 15 hours must be taken through Liberty.
  • Up to 45 hours may be transferred in.
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

Early Childhood Education Degree Information and Requirements

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Potential Careers with an Early Childhood Education Degree

  • Early Childhood Education Centers
  • Churches
  • Pre-Schools
  • Tutoring
  • Homeschool Teacher