Give children a great start in life with a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education.
Working with infants, toddlers and preschoolers isn’t all fun and games. As an early childhood educator, you need to understand child development so you can create safe environments where young children can learn, explore and grow. Our Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education program gives you lots of valuable hands-on learning opportunities. This program does not lead to elementary (K-8) certification.
- You’ll get real-world experience doing everything from planning age-appropriate play centers to developing curricula that helps very young children develop basic skills and learn about the world around them. I understand that I will be responsible for covering the costs of all health physicals and vaccines to participate in fieldwork experiences.
- After completing this program, you’ll be ready to find work in supervisory and administrative positions, such as preschool teacher, home visitor, curriculum developer or child/family advocate.
- The Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education program at Baker College combines classroom learning and fieldwork.
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Early Childhood Education classes are taught exclusively through Online Live. Plus, general education and prerequisite courses are typically available through Baker Online, Online Live, and on all campuses throughout Michigan.Learn More
Why Study Early Childhood Education?
Early childhood educators have the opportunity to have a significant impact on children’s lives, using their knowledge and skills to help children explore, learn and interpret the world around them. The early years of a child’s life set the stage, and much of what he or she learns and experiences during this time shapes his or her world in ways that can last a lifetime.
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The Baker College Associate of Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education program is a 4-year program consisting of 120 credit hours (90 hours of major courses and 30 hours of general education requirements). Our curriculum includes early childhood development, developing curriculum for early childhood and fieldwork experiences.
Our mission is to prepare knowledgeable and highly skilled professionals in the field of early childhood education who support human development through partnerships, advocacy, service and the education of all young children and their families.
Baker College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.hlccommission.org.
This program is offered in-person on our campuses in Cadillac, Muskegon, and Owosso. In Michigan our students come from Ann Arbor, Auburn Hills, Cadillac, Dearborn, Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Jackson, Lansing, Kalamazoo, Muskegon, Owosso, Traverse City, and many other locations. Beyond Michigan, our online graduates hail from Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and other states.
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Core courses for this degree program are not offered on campus.
For those interested, a selection of general education and prerequisite courses are available on campus each semester.View campus locations
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Core courses for this degree program are not offered through Baker Online.
For those interested, a selection of general education and prerequisite courses are available through Baker Online each semester.Baker Online
Available on Online Live
Core courses for this degree program are not offered through Online Live.
For those interested, a selection of general education and prerequisite courses are available through Online Live each semester.Online Live