Advance in your career with an Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education from Campbellsville University.

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Program Details

Next Start Date: 5/08/2024
Course Length: 8 or 16 Weeks*
Estimated Length: 2 Years
Credit Hours: 65
Cost Per Credit: $424
Accreditation: CAEP

A.S. in Early Childhood Education Overview

The online A.S. in Early Childhood Education prepares you with the foundational skills necessary to help young children build a love for learning. The coursework for this two-year program is 100 percent online and taught by faculty with experience in the field. Graduates also learn through fieldwork that builds knowledge of classroom management, curriculum design and instruction.

An associate degree from Campbellsville University Online will prepare you to deliver excellence in the early childhood classroom. Through the online program, you will gain knowledge in child development, teaching methodologies and other foundational topics in education. CU Online equips you with the global perspective necessary to meet students’ diverse social and learning needs and build inclusive learning environments.

Should you choose to continue your education, you may also apply your associate degree credits toward a bachelor’s and later a master’s degree. Campbellsville University’s education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and approved by the Education Professional Standards Board of Kentucky (EPSB) for teacher education and certification.

With over 100 years of training teachers, CU offers faith-based education based on the servant leadership model for those seeking to excel and advance in early childhood education.

*The course length may be 8 or 16 weeks depending on the course. Speak to an enrollment counselor for more information.

Course Map

CU’s online associate degree in early childhood education requires 65 credit hours. This includes 12 foundation course credits, 24 pedagogy course credits and 29 course credits chosen based on your goals as an educator. Additionally, 86 hours of fieldwork are embedded in the Foundation and Pedagogy courses. You will complete a further 16-26 fieldwork hours depending on the elective courses you choose.

Admissions Requirements

To apply to Campbellsville University’s accredited online associate degree in early childhood education program, prospective students must submit or complete the following:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Official college transcript and a complete record of all courses attempted from each college or university previously or currently attended.
  3. If transferring less than 24 credit hours, submit an official high school transcript.

Costs & Financial Aid

The online associate degree in early childhood education costs $424 per credit hour. In order to help students afford their education, Campbellsville University’s staff is available to work with students to discover available financial aid options.

Careers in Early Childhood Education

With your online associate degree from CU, you can advance in several careers in the field of early childhood education. Graduates of this program often pursue careers as early childhood teachers and childcare center directors. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, early childhood teachers, also known as preschool teachers, earned a median wage of $30,210 in 2017. Directors of childcare programs, including preschools and childcare centers, earn about $47,310 per year.

Why CU Online?

Focused on Your Growth

Our well-rounded education in the arts and sciences is central to our goal of fostering your personal and professional growth.

Faith-Based Education

Founded in 1906 as a Christian university, we welcome diverse perspectives and prepare students to become Christian servant leaders.

Affordable and Convenient

Campbellsville seeks to provide an affordable education for its students. Our online degree programs are in a convenient format, so you can study whenever and wherever you want.


Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates, associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Campbellsville University.

Benefits of Learning Online

Campbellsville University offers several dynamic online degrees so that students can continue their education and hone their skills. Campbellsville’s online campus has been recognized as one of the best by numerous outlets. The institution’s faculty members have real-world experience in their fields, so students can get a glimpse of working in their prospective career. Students can also conveniently fit online coursework into their busy schedules.

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