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.
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.
To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below.
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|
|Progression Plan Link||View Progression Plan|
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.
B.A.S. Requirements (21 units)
This coursework is designed to help you acquire a general knowledge of management, organizational, and policy issues while advancing your professional communication, computer, and quantitative skills. Some departments may require that you take specific courses from the B.A.S. Requirements or may place other restrictions on the courses that the department requires. Please see departmental requirements for specific information. Other courses may be used to fulfill the B.A.S. Elective requirements. Please note: at least 15 units in the core must be upper-division (300-400 level) courses.
Additional coursework is required, if, after you have met the previously described requirements, you have not yet completed a total of 120 units of credit.
You may take these remaining courses from any academic areas, using these courses to pursue your specific interests and goals. We encourage you to consult with your advisor to select the courses that will be most advantageous to you. (Please note that you may also use prerequisites or transfer credits as electives if they weren't used to meet major, minor, or liberal studies requirements.)
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.