Bachelor of Science In Early Childhood Education

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Early Childhood Education

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What You Will Learn
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Impact the Next Generation with Liberty’s Online Early Childhood Education Degree 

Do you have a passion for working with young children? Are you interested in learning how to spark a passion for education into the lives of your students? Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education Interdisciplinary Studies degree is a 100% online program that will equip you to examine specific theories and methodology of education by studying current trends and practices in public and private schools.

Through our online early childhood education degree classes, you will establish a firm understanding of early childhood educational development and behavior while evaluating associated methods and interventions such as differentiated learning and direct instruction. This bachelor’s degree in early childhood education complements our master’s degree in teaching, which would be the degree path needed to obtain your teaching licensure.

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

Each undergraduate education course is designed to teach you specific skills that will be required to complete your teacher licensure in the future. The flexible and affordable courses can be taken in a convenient 8-week format so that you can study on your schedule. You will learn in-demand skills such as:

  • Early Childhood Education Fundamentals
  • Wellness in the Early Childhood Setting
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Psychology of Childhood

If you are interested in earning teacher licensure, you may want to check out our Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education or our Master of Arts in Teaching program.

Potential Career Options

    This program can help you take the first steps towards teacher licensure so that you can expand your career opportunities.

    Each education course will focus on a specific area of study to prepare you for your future career as a:

    • Preschool or Elementary Teacher
    • Tutor
    • Early Childhood Education Center Leader

    Program Highlights of Liberty’s B.S. in Early Childhood Education Degree

    As a leader in distance education since 1985, we understand what it takes to create a flexible and affordable education for busy people. Since we have been investing in distance and online learning for decades, our experience has taught us how to streamline our degree options so you can focus on what really matters to you. While many schools offer online degrees, we believe Liberty stands out.

    Here’s what sets us apart:

    • Liberty is ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility by BestColleges.com — and as one of the top 10 online schools in America by Niche.com. Earning your online early childhood education degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition will set you apart from others in your field.
    • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 6 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
    • You’ll be able to complete your B.S. in Early Childhood Education – Interdisciplinary Studies degree online in as little as 3 and a half years!

    Early Childhood Education Degree Military Benefits

    Service is important to us, so whether you’re currently serving in the Armed Forces, have served, or are married to someone who serves, we’re here to serve you. Liberty’s military benefits are available to:

    • Active duty service members of the U.S. Armed Forces
    • Reserve/National Guard
    • Veterans/Retirees
    • Spouses of service members and veterans/retirees
    • Current Department of Defense employees

    We are proud to support  you in your pursuit of a flexible and affordable online education degree by offering you the following benefits: 

    • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
    • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course).
    • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times.
    • College credit for military training.
    120

    Credit Hours

    3.5

    Years (Avg.)

    Class Type

    100% online, 8-week courses

    Interested in studying on campus?

    Transfer Credits

    Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

    Next Start Date

    Feb 15, 2021

    Accreditation

    NCATE through CAEP

    Experience That Matters to You

    As an accredited Christian college with a 7,000-acre campus in Lynchburg, Virginia, Liberty University offers you an education that is both academically challenging and rooted in a biblical worldview.

    At Liberty, you’ll benefit from 30+ years of learning, growing, adapting, and innovating for the distance learner — and more than a decade of researching the needs of the online student. You can be confident that we’ve taken the time to learn what’s important to you.

    And what’s that?

    • Affordability
    • Accessibility
    • Academic Quality

    These important factors challenged us to find new financial solutions, get ahead of industry trends, and blaze trails into cutting-edge career fields — and it’s paid off. That’s the difference experience makes.

    We’re now ranked in the top 1% of online schools and universities for affordability, accessibility, and academic quality.

    – by BestColleges.com

    Why Choose Liberty University?

    Enjoy Flexible Courses

    Choose from a wide variety of programs at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level, most of which are 100% online*. With an 8-week format and 8 start dates per year, it’s easy to fit your courses around your schedule!

    * excludes licensure, certification, and some doctoral programs

    Maximize Your Time

    Start and finish your degree faster! Liberty requires no standardized testing for admission, and you can transfer previous course credit — transfer in up to 75% of a bachelor’s degree and up to 50% of a master’s degree — or discover how your life, career, or military experience may count toward your college degree.

    Grow in Your Faith

    All of our courses are taught from a Christian perspective and our faculty sees themselves as mentors. Our mission is to Train Champions for Christ — we’re committed to championing you as you study to go further in your field, become a leader in your industry, or start a new career.

    Access Academic Support

    Throughout your educational journey, you will have access to academic resources that will aid in the completion of your degree. Services include our online library, writing center, tutoring, study aids, IT assistance, 30+ tutorial videos, live webinars, and personalized help from our academic advising team.

    At Liberty, we believe in putting a world-class Christian education within reach — so our tuition rates have been frozen for 6 years… and counting!

    Why We’re Nonprofit

    As a nonprofit (not-for-profit) university, Liberty is in the business of training skilled professionals to make a difference in the world – not gaining profit, revenue, or producing dividends for shareholders. In keeping with our commitment to your education, we invest our resources back into degree programs and into your student experience.

    While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university and has not increased tuition in 6 straight years. Lower tuition means less student loan debt for students.

    For Liberty University, nonprofit is more than a status; it is a valuable opportunity to invest in the lives of students who will go out and impact the world.

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    Financing Options

    Financial Aid

    87% of all Liberty students in an online program are awarded financial aid. Virginia residents may qualify for additional aid — learn more!

    Corporate Tuition Assistance

    Deferred – If your company reimburses you for the cost of your education, you pay only a portion of your balance up front. You submit your grades to your employer who pays you, and then you pay the remaining balance for your classes.

    Tuition Discounts

    Qualified military service members, veterans, and their spouses can receive up to 55% off their tuition rate for eligible programs!

    Contact one of our Admissions Counselors for more information by calling (800) 424-9595.