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Bachelor of Science Education - Early Childhood Education and Leadership
Online courses are offered in 8-week terms 5 times a year to help you achieve your educational goals in a flexible and academically stimulating format.
The Bachelor of Science Education degree with Emphasis in Early Childhood Education and Leadership is designed to prepare graduates for positions of responsibility and leadership in Accredited programs, Head Start programs, child care centers, private preschools, and family child care. The degree program combines knowledge of child development and learning; family and community relationships; observation, documentation and assessment; concepts and tools of inquiry in the content areas; curriculum development; effective teaching strategies; guidance; professionalism; and leadership, including basic knowledge of program planning and evaluation, and human and financial resources. This program does not result in Missouri Teacher certification. The Program does meet standards set forth for Directors of NAEYC Accredited Programs.
Early Childhood Education and Leadership
74 Hours, 2.75 Cumulative GPA
Requirements for Admission
To enter this online business management degree completion program, a student must meet the following conditions:
See the Online Learning Admissions Process web page for detailed information about our application and admissions process.
Students will need to complete at least 30 semester hours through Park University, with 15 hours in their major in order to receive a degree from Park University.
A variety of credits may be transferred in from the following sources:
For more information on the transfer of credits, please visit the Undergraduate Catalog.
A total of 120 credit hours are required for degree completion. Seventy-four (74) credits are in the major field distributed as follows:
Admission to the School for Education - Early Childhood Education and Leadership Program required for enrollment in the following EDC courses:
TOTAL: 74 credits
Because there are specific general education courses required for graduation, it is imperative the student speak with his/her education advisor regarding these course requirements prior to enrollment. First time freshman must take EDU107 and SW205.
* Although the coursework can be completed online, 95 percent of the education courses require interaction and/or observation with young children, educators, and the community. Practicum courses and internships are 'hybrids.' Seminars are online, but the coursework takes place in the field with young children, educators, and teh community. Diversity of experiences is necessary for a well-rounded educator. As a result, some observations will occur outside the student's place of employment.
Criteria for Admission to the School for Education - Early Childhood Education and Leadership:
Meeting these minimum requirements states that the applicant is eligible for admission consideration, but does not guarantee admission.
The above information is verified by the Registrar's Office on the Application for Admission to the School for Education
Procedures for Request to Admission to the School for Education - Early Childhood Education and Leadership
The student provides the following documents to Director of Field Experiences ten days before the School for Education meeting. Documents are submitted in a single envelop with name, telephone number, and email address.
Park University’s Online Degree Programs are regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.