Early Childhood Education (A.A.) - Online

Early Childhood Education (A.A.) - Online

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2021 through summer 2022. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

This is a non-licensure degree and is not a state approved program. Completion of this degree will not lead to the eligibility of a VA state teaching license or a teaching license or certificate in any other state. If you would like to be eligible for a VA state teaching license or work through reciprocity guidelines to be eligible for a license or certificate in another state, you must complete one of our state-approved programs. Refer to www.liberty.edu/advisingguide.  

General Education/Foundational Skills Requirements

Communication & Information Literacy 1
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric3
Communications Elective 23
Information Literacy Elective 33
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 104Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning0-3
MATH ElectiveMATH 114 or higher 43
Critical Thinking 1
RLGN 104Christian Life and Biblical Worldview 54
Critical Thinking Elective 63
Civic & Global Engagement 1
Cultural Studies Elective 73
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
Natural Science Elective 83
Social Science Elective 93
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 104Survey of Old and New Testament4
THEO 104Introduction to Theology Survey 54
Total Hours36-39

 Major Requirements

Major Core
EDUC 201Introduction to Education and Classroom Technology3
EDUC 210Early Childhood Education Fundamentals3
EDUC 215Wellness in the Early Childhood Setting3
EDUC 305Educational Philosophy for Teachers3
or EDUC 360 Foundations of Education
EDUC 350Behavior and Individual Differences3
Education Elective 1,23
Elective 2,33
Total Hours21
Free Electives
Choose 0-3 credit hours of Free Electives0-3
Total Hours0-3

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 60 Total Hours
  • 2.0 Overall grade point average
  • Grade of ‘C’ Minimum required for all upper-level courses in the major
  • 25% Of major taken through Liberty University
  • 15 Hours must be completed through Liberty University
  • Grad App Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date
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