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Overview - BS in Human Environmental Sciences, Early Childhood Education (Concentration in Early Child Development)

Bachelor's Degree in HES Early Child Education, Early Childhood Development

Program at a Glance

Delivery Format - Online

Number of Credit Hours - 120

Tuition per Hour - $355

Application Deadline - Applications accepted year round

Fees - $10 undergraduate HES fee (per hour)

Accreditation - National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

Internship - Yes (one semester)

Programs, courses and tuition subject to change.

Prepare yourself to shape the future of young children by earning your degree online from The University of Alabama.

By obtaining your Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Sciences, Early Childhood Education (Concentration in Early Child Development), you will gain an understanding of the growth and development of children from birth to age eight and be able to guide them through one of their most important developmental stages.

Through your coursework, you will delve into understanding parent/child relationships, as well as the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of young children. You will also learn how to design, implement and evaluate programs for children in preschool. The knowledge and skills you gain through this program prepare you to teach children and families to solve life problems and successfully interact with others.

Graduates of the Early Childhood Education Program hold titles such as:

  • Teacher
  • Child Care Center Administrator
  • Community Service Provider
  • Social Services Representative
  • Teen Mom Program Director
  • Child Daycare Provider
  • Child Protection Agent
  • Writer/Editor of Children's Books
  • Parent Counselor

Graduates also work for organizations such as the State Department of Education, the State Department of Human Resources and the State Department of Children's Affairs.

If you are currently working or planning to work in a Head Start agency, you may consider the Child Development Practitioner concentration, which is available to those interested in the Early Childhood field, but is limited to those who work at a Head Start agency.

If this is the career for you, you will know the care and education you provide our children will benefit your community for years to come. Inquire today!

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