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Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education Administration

Break new ground in your education career with your Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education (ECE) Administration from the University of Arizona Global Campus. This administration-focused education degree is designed for students interested in applying their knowledge and skills to administrative positions in early childhood education settings. You will find the field of education administration to be highly gratifying as you learn ways to apply your knowledge and skills to manage an educational organization.

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What you will learn

Your Bachelor of Arts program prepares you for a career in early childcare administration and management. The curriculum will focus on organizational behavior and management, childhood development, and curricula and program administration. When you complete the required coursework, you will be well acquainted with the education industry, be highly trained in various theories of childhood development, and exhibit advanced organizational management skills. Upon completion of your administration focused degree, you will be able to:

  • Summarize principles of child development including cognitive, physical, linguistic, social-emotional and affective domains that define healthy, respectful, supportive, and developmentally stimulating environments for children.
  • Design developmentally appropriate teaching strategies to implement professional learning standards and curriculum, focused on meeting the academic and developmental needs of children.
  • Justify the goals, benefits, and responsible use of observation, documentation, and assessment strategies in working with families, colleagues, and communities to determine appropriate learning methods for children.
  • Analyze effective strategies that focus on collaboration and communication with families, communities, and colleagues to foster positive and supportive relationships that impact learning and development of children.
  • Analyze the principles of equity, pedagogy, and inclusivity to meet the needs of typically and atypically developing children, as well as culturally and linguistically diverse, children and their families.
  • Promote ethical standards through reflective practice and collaboration, critical application of current research and theories, and identification as an early childhood professional and leader while continually advocating on behalf of children and families.
  • Integrate leadership skills by fostering critical decision-making and the process of change to effectively lead and manage early childhood education and care settings.
  • Analyze the resources and skills necessary to communicate and implement the fiscal, legal, and ethical requirements of administering a quality child care program.

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Your Courses in Early Childhood Education Administration

Realize your management potential while enhancing your understanding of the many aspects of children's education and administration. Your ECE administration coursework focuses on several relevant topics, that include organization behavior and management, curricula and program administration, and kid's development and language acquisition. Understand how parents and communities play an impact on childhood education through these relevant topics. You can also add a specialization to your administration degree to provide further focus to your studies.
Introductory Courses
To help students acclimate to the online classroom, you may be required to complete Introductory Course requirements. Learn more about Introductory Courses.
Major Course Requirements(42 credits, all courses are 3 credits.)

Emphases for Early Childhood Education Administration

An emphasis provides you with additional opportunities to broaden and enrich your education that is distinct from and enhances your major. It may be taken as a way to expand career options, to prepare for graduate study, or simply to explore in greater depth an area different from your major. An emphasis consists of three (3), three (3) credit courses. Choose from the following emphases:

Cognitive Studies

Environmental Management & Sustainability

Public Administration

Public Relations

Web & Mobile App Technology

Careers in Early Childhood Education Administration

When you complete your ECE administration program, you will have what you need to begin a rewarding career in which a breadth of knowledge is a must. Take a look at your potential education administration career options below.

Early Childhood Education Administration Careers

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This program requires you to be a current licensed registered nurse. Please check out other programs to reach your education goals such as the BA in Health and Wellness.

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