Join the growing field of early childhood education with a bachelor's degree from Campbellsville University Online.

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Program Details

Next Start Date: 5/08/2024
Course Length: 8 or 16 Weeks*
Estimated Length: 4 Years
Credit Hours: 120
Cost Per Credit: $424
Accreditation: CAEP

B.S. in Early Childhood Education Overview

Campbellsville University’s online bachelor’s degree will prepare you for a successful career in early childhood education. Gain a global perspective to support diverse groups of young learners in inclusive early childhood classrooms. CU’s expert faculty will help you build competency in child development, pedagogy and the early childhood profession.

Complete your Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education in four years or less through online coursework that works with your schedule. Solidify your skills with real-world applied learning through required fieldwork guided by industry experts who support students in learning classroom management, curriculum design and instructional practices. A practicum is also required for completion of the B.S. in Early Childhood Education. Additionally, students have the option of teaching overseas to broaden their outlook and expand future professional opportunities.

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.

Graduates of this fully accredited bachelor’s degree program benefit from CU’s servant leadership model to become critical figures in the lives of young children and their families. With over a hundred years of training teachers, CU offers faith-based education for those seeking to enter the rewarding field of early childhood education and positively impact student learning outcomes.

Optional Montessori Area of Specialty

Students may choose to add the Montessori Area of Specialty to their bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. Studying the Montessori Model further prepares future educators to make a difference in the lives of exceptional children through methods in curriculum, instruction and assessment. Graduates will learn to incorporate the Montessori method in their approach to learning environments, collaboration and professionalism.

Director’s Credential Available

Campbellsville University helps students advance their careers by offering the Director’s Credential, which can be earned in conjunction with a bachelor’s 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

Campbellsville University’s online bachelor’s degree in early childhood education requires 120 credit hours. This includes 42 general education course credits and 78 course credits within the degree program. Additional course credits are required to complete the Montessori Area of Specialty.

Admissions Requirements

In order to apply to Campbellsville University’s accredited online bachelor’s 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 official high school transcript.

Costs & Financial Aid

The online Bachelor of Science 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

Upon completion of your Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, you'll be eligible for a number of careers in this rapidly growing field. Graduates qualify for roles such as preschool teacher and Kindergarten teacher. Further, those who choose the bachelor's degree with Montessori Area of Specialty expand their career options to schools and programs that follow the Montessori Model. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for preschool teachers was $30,210 per year in 2017. Meanwhile, the median annual salary for Kindergarten teachers was $61,350.

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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