Secure your future with a bachelor of science degree in early childhood education with a built-in minor in early childhood special education from Ball State University.
Our degree can give you a distinct advantage within a variety of early childhood settings. And your studies will prepare you for a workplace where Head Start and pre-K teachers are required to hold advanced degrees.
Plus, the program is offered online and designed especially for full-time child care professionals. Courses are taught by early childhood faculty within Ball State’s nationally recognized Teachers College—the same people who teach our main-campus classes.
Why an Early Childhood Degree from Ball State?
What You Will Learn
The BS in early childhood education is designed to give you competencies in:
Who Should Apply?
Our program is specifically for child care professionals who have an associate degree in early childhood education. Learn more about admission requirements and how to apply.
Fill out our request for information form and we will connect you with an early childhood education professor/academic advisor who can answer your questions about course selection, transfer credits, and more.
Online Education at Ball State
Ball State’s history stretches back to its beginning in 1918 as a teacher training institution. We have been offering online courses and degrees since the 1990s. Plus, Ball State’s Teachers College offers one of the largest array of online educator preparation programs of any university in the United States. Learn more about online and distance education at Ball State.
Learn how to apply and about courses you will take in the program. Or request more information about our bachelor's in early childhood education degree.
Ball State’s early childhood bachelor’s degree was developed in accordance with the standards outlined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
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