Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education Degree Online

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education in Interdisciplinary Studies

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Help Build the Foundation of the Next Generation with Liberty's Early Childhood Education Degree Online

Liberty University’s Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education Interdisciplinary Studies degree is a 100% online program. Our Educator Preparation program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) through the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP). Our Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education degree online 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.

Why Choose Liberty's Bachelors in Early Childhood Education Degree Online?

Early childhood education years are perceived as a crucial developing time in a child’s life. Due to this belief, Liberty University's Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education degree strives to produce successful teachers in this field.

Through our bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, students will be able to integrate knowledge from courses that cover principles of education, classroom management, and instructional practices with courses in wellness in the early childhood setting, development psychology, and exceptional childhood. Our bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education seeks to integrate theoretical knowledge and practical application for student success.

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

Students in our Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education degree will learn fundamentals of education in the early grades and essential psychology concepts for developing children. Those who wish to focus on attaining a Bachelor's n Early Childhood Education degree online are the individuals called to teach preschool and elementary age children. Individuals who pursue this calling are tasked with the purpose of assisting children to develop their social and cognitive skills better. Individuals who complete a Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education degree will have job opportunities in early childhood centers, preschools, churches, and the ability to homeschool. Pursuing a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education online enables individuals to influence their communities through quality teaching methods positively.

Students pursuing tour early childhood education degree have the option of taking a field experience capstone course. This capstone course provides an excellent opportunity to acquire hands-on experience in their desired career field, as well as the ability to pursue certification through the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).

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Benefits of choosing Liberty University for an Early Childhood Education Degree

  • Tuition for our Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education has not increased in three straight years. While many schools who offer online degrees have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university. 
  • By earning your Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education 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 your field.
  • Our Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education ranked #5 in the list of Best Online Bachelor's in Education Programs according to and in the top 10 of Most Affordable Online Bachelor's Degrees in Early Childhood Education according to
  • Liberty graduates are sought after by prestigious companies for their integrity, personal discipline, and versatility.
  • Students in our Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education can transfer up to 75% of credit hours to Liberty when approved.

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  • Special Education
    • Our online Bachelor of Science in Special Education Interdisciplinary Studies degree focuses on education theory and best practices by examining learning disabilities and adaptation techniques to equip you to enter the field of special education.

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Early Childhood Education Degree 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)
    • Additional discount 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)
  • 8-week courses, eight different start dates each year and no set login times.
  • College credit for military training.

Liberty's Early Childhood Education Degree Online Program Format

  • 100% Online
  • 120 total hours
  • 30 hours must be taken through Liberty.
  • Up to 90 hours may transfer to Liberty when approved.,
  • One 300-hour practicum is optional
  • A background check is required after EDUC 200 and EDUC 205.
  • Non-licensure program

Early Childhood Education Degree Requirements

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Potential Career Options

  • Early Childhood Centers
  • Preschool or Elementary Teacher
  • Teacher within a Faith-based organization
  • Tutoring


Industry Outlook: The U.S. Department of Labor projects a 6 percent employment growth for elementary school teachers. The number of classes needed to accommodate an increasing amount of students coming into elementary schools over the next decade is expected to create more teaching jobs. Employment growth varies by region and population disbursement.*

*Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Information obtained on September 19, 2017.