Prepare for initial teacher certification and gain expertise in interdisciplinary studies with CU’s online Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education.

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Program Details

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

B.S. in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Overview

Campbellsville University’s online bachelor’s in interdisciplinary early childhood education will prepare you to gain the initial teacher certification to educate young children in the state of Kentucky. Graduates possess a global perspective in order to support diverse groups of young learners in inclusive early childhood classrooms.

Faculty with experience in the field will help you build competency in child development, pedagogy and interdisciplinary studies to deliver excellence in education. Coursework for this bachelor’s program is 100 percent online, with 200 hours of fieldwork required prior to student teaching to gain real-world applied learning experience. Students fulfill initial certification requirements and build skills in classroom management, curriculum design and instruction by completing their student teaching experience. Additionally, students can teach 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.

By pursuing your bachelor’s online from CU’s fully accredited education program, you will benefit from a flexible schedule, small class sizes and expert faculty committed to your success. Experience the advantages of CU’s faith-based education and servant leadership model with a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary early childhood education.

Optional Montessori Area of Specialty

Students may choose to add the Montessori Area of Specialty to their Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Studies program. Understanding the Montessori Model further prepares future educators to make a difference in the lives of exceptional children through methods in curriculum, instruction and assessment. Students will learn to incorporate the Montessori method in their approach to learning environments, collaboration and professionalism while earning their initial teacher certification.

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 interdisciplinary early childhood education.

Dual Licensure Option Available

Complete the B.S. in Elementary Education and the B.S. in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education in a dual licensure program. This dual program only adds one semester and allows you to graduate with two career-focused credentials while saving time and money.

Course Map

Campbellsville University’s online bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary 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, Director’s Credential or dual certification.

Admissions Requirements

In order to apply to Campbellsville University’s accredited online bachelor’s in interdisciplinary 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 bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary 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 Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

Upon completion of your Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Studies, you’ll be eligible for a number of careers in this field. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for preschool teachers was $30,210 in 2021. Meanwhile, the median annual salary for directors of daycare was $47,310 and that for kindergarten teachers was $61,350.

  • Preschool teacher
  • Kindergarten teacher
  • Montessori teacher (only graduates who add Montessori Area of Specialty)
  • Developmental interventionist
  • Director of daycare

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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