Online Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education

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

Prepare to teach students from birth to age eight with Lynn University’s early childhood education bachelor's degree online. Explore childhood development and learn to recognize and support the diversity 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. 10–March 4
Learning format: Online courses with a practicum
Program length: 4 years

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  • Andrea Perez, B.S. in early childhood education

    “When I was a little kid, I would line up my dolls and pretend to be a teacher. Now I can make that difference in the world.”

    Andrea Perez

    B.S. in Early Childhood Education

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Pursue an important, rewarding career

Earning an early childhood education bachelor’s degree 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.

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 for the Spring 2022 term is coming soon; below are the application deadlines for the Spring 2022 term:

  • Domestic students: Dec. 27
  • International students: Dec. 13

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: $325 per credit
Fees: $200
Annual total: $9,950

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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1 Academic statistics as of fall 2020

2 Source: U.S. News and World Report, Best Online Bachelor's Degrees and Best Value

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