Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Development and Education
The Associate of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Development and Education is your first step in building a foundation for success in a career in childcare by preparing you to work with children and families in a variety of settings. Our completely online program is designed to meet the needs of diverse students. This degree leads to Associate Licensure in Pre-Kindergarten Education (in Ohio*). Graduates are qualified to teach in licensed childcare and preschool programs, and are eligible for associate pre-kindergarten teacher licensure after passing the OAE (Ohio Assessments for Educators) Pre-Kindergarten I and Pre-Kindergarten II tests. Also, interested students can apply ALL of the coursework toward a bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Science.
To apply, please contact Undergraduate Student Recruitment:
614.292.2741 | go.osu.edu/Appt4AA
*The Associate of Arts, Early Childhood Education program is approved in Ohio and prepares students to teach in childcare, pre-schools, and pre-K programs within a school district. Should a student wish to teach in a school district’s pre-K program outside of Ohio, additional curriculum may be required to meet the requirements defined by the state educator licensing board. Students interested in obtaining a pre-K school district position should contact the state educator licensing board prior to enrolling in the program to confirm requirements.
Campus Requirements: 100% online
Class Format: Asynchronous - meaning you can complete coursework each week on your own schedule.
Credit Hours Required: 60 credit hours
Cost Per Credit Hour: $405.88 (includes instructional and general fees). See the full breakdown here.
Admission Requirements: A high school diploma or GED.
Time to Completion: 4 semesters full-time; 10 semesters part-time