Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Education

Department of Teaching and Learning

Applied Science - Early Childhood, Bachelor of Applied Science


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If you have completed or will complete an associate degree from a community college, you may pursue this degree.

Our goal in offering the B.A.S. degree is to provide you with a general knowledge of management, organizational, and policy issues and to advance your communication, computer, and quantitative skills. This degree also offers you the opportunity to complete a specialization that will broaden your career horizons, promote life-long learning, and enrich your life. Northern Arizona University offers this degree at selected campuses throughout Arizona.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Education

Department of Teaching and Learning

Applied Science - Early Childhood, Bachelor of Applied Science


Careers

What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Early Childhood?

If you have earned any associate degree from a community college, our B.A.S. in Early Childhood Education might be the perfect way to continue your education. Our program provides you with the education and skills to comply with the No Child Left Behind Act, which requires all pre-school teachers affiliated with public schools to have bachelors' degrees by 2006. Our B.A.S. in Early Childhood Education is based on state and national education reforms and concentrates on educating you about the expanding specialized knowledge base concerning early childhood. This degree does not result in state certification.

 

Career opportunities that might be pursued:
  • Preschool education
  • Early childhood education

With further education, one of these paths is possible:
  • Preschool teacher
  • Childcare specialist
  • Librarian

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Education

Department of Teaching and Learning

Applied Science - Early Childhood, Bachelor of Applied Science


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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Education

Department of Teaching and Learning

Applied Science - Early Childhood, Bachelor of Applied Science


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 120
Highest Mathematics Required MAT 114
Additional Admission Requirements Required
AZ Transfer Students complete AGEC-A Recommended
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Purpose Statement

The BAS Early Childhood degree program is designed for students who have completed or will complete an associate degree from a community college.

The purpose of this degree, which does not lead to teacher certification, is to provide a general knowledge of child development, early literacy development, and preschool curriculum and assessment. This degree is a viable way for students interested in early childhood education to continue their education after earning an associate degree from a community college. The BAS Early Childhood degree, steeped in national early childhood standards, concentrates on educating students about the expanding, specialized knowledge base concerning early childhood. Students also complete an independent study project as part of the capstone experience, ECI 497, focused on a selected topic in early childhood education.

Students who complete this degree will be prepared to take advantage of career opportunities, including working in preschools, non-profit organizations, state agencies, and other venues where specialized coursework in early childhood is required or preferred for positions.
 

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Education

Department of Teaching and Learning

Applied Science - Early Childhood, Bachelor of Applied Science


Details

Additional Admission Requirements
Liberal Studies Requirement
Associate Degree Transfer Block
Major Requirements
General Electives
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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Education

Department of Teaching and Learning

Applied Science - Early Childhood, Bachelor of Applied Science


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