Launch your education when you earn your Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education from Ashford University. Take the first steps toward qualifying for high-demand jobs in daycare, preschool, and elementary schools. You’ll find your courses in this 67-credit online program, taken one at a time for five weeks each, focus on important topics in early childhood, such as: development, learning assessment, special learners, and instructional strategy. Upon completion of your Associate’s degree at Ashford, you can transfer your credits toward any of Ashford’s many Bachelor’s degree programs.
Successful completion of the Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education program by itself does not lead certification or licensure in any state. It is the student's responsibility to determine individual state requirements for teacher certification or licensure. Please refer to Education Resource Organizations Directory (EROD) for individual state requirements for teacher certification or licensure. Please be advised that states change their policies from time to time and students are advised to check regularly with their state regulatory agencies' policies and procedures relating to licensure. Further, a criminal record may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure, certification, or employment in this field of study.
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