Online Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education

Shape the nation’s next generation with an early childhood education degree

Put children on the path to a bright and boundless future. With Lynn University’s bachelor’s in early childhood education degree online, you’ll prepare to teach students from birth to age eight. In this program, you’ll explore childhood development and learn to recognize and support the diverse and unique needs of babies, toddlers and young learners.

The bachelor’s in early childhood education degree combines the flexibility of online courses with an onsite practicum that gives you valuable experience in an early learning environment.

Learn the latest early literacy techniques and innovative real-world learning strategies to make a lasting impact in the lives of our youngest learners.

Quick facts

Start dates: 3 times a year
Next term: Jan. 8–May 6
Learning format: 100% online courses with a practicum
Program length: 4 years

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Get one-on-one mentoring and support from expert faculty and academic advisers.

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Pursue an important, rewarding career

Earning a degree in early childhood education can prepare you with the skills to support young children physically, emotionally and socially in a childcare, day care or school setting.

Here’s what you’ll study in the early childhood education program:

  • Manage an early childhood education classroom.
  • Apply knowledge of childhood development to care and teaching methods.
  • Combine theory with practical applications in the classroom.
  • Use innovative iPad techniques for instructional strategies and assessments.

Interested in teaching older students? Explore Lynn’s online bachelor's degree in elementary education for grades K–6.

Here’s how we’ll support you

As a student, you will be assigned a student succcess manager who will serve as your primary point of contact throughout the program—from course registration to tracking your progress. Learn more about the support you’ll receive from your student success manager.

Career opportunities

Launch or advance your career in areas such as:

  • Early elementary education and teaching (pre-school, kindergarten and first through third grade)
  • Early learning center care and education
  • Education administration
  • Child, family and school social work
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Admission and tuition

The enrollment deadline is coming soon; view upcoming start dates and application deadlines.

Candidates must provide the following:

  • Completed application
  • Personal statement
  • Official transcripts

To get started, create a profile for Lynn's personalized application portal and fill out an application.

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Online bachelor’s in early childhood education tuition: $375 per credit
Fees: $200
Annual total: $11,450

Cost estimates are based on completion of 120 total credits (30 credits per year). Instructional material fees are a one-time charge and do not apply to students who reside internationally or who provide their own iPad and required apps. Some programs and courses may have additional costs.

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Earning your online bachelor’s in early childhood education at Lynn may be more affordable than you expect. Explore scholarship, grant and loan opportunities to find out how much you could save.

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Best online bachelor's programs and best value: Source: U.S. News and World Report, Best Online Bachelor's Degrees and Best Value

Employment and career advancement: Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience and opportunities for employment. Lynn University does not guarantee employment placement or career advancement.

Number of Lynn students: Academic statistics as of Spring 2022