We are no longer accepting applications for this program for our 2018-19 academic year
The success of a child’s development can largely be attributed to the success or failure of their early educators. Teachers are responsible for understanding the importance of a healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging environment. Understanding the needs of each individual child is vital, as is championing a collaborative partnership between families, communities, and schools. Immerse yourself in early childhood education and have a lasting impact on the life of a child.
This degree is offered by AU Midwest.
Complete your BA degree and become eligible for a four-year Resident Educator License all in one program.
The Antioch University Midwest Early Childhood Education program is a terrific opportunity for adult students to earn two credentials: a Bachelor of Arts degree and an Early Childhood license to work with students pre-kindergarten through grade three.
This major includes coursework combined with PK-3 classroom field experience. We prepare early childhood teachers to recognize and value the partnership between families, communities, and schools in promoting each child’s development. Our students understand the role that teachers play in creating environments that are healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging. In addition, our graduates accept personal responsibility as teachers, understand the needs of each individual child, and foster access to meaningful learning environments for all children.
This program can be completed in a minimum of 4 semesters.
To earn a Bachelor’s degree at Antioch University Midwest, students will have a combination of transfer credits and required Antioch University Midwest credits totaling 120 credits.
Students entering the BAECE program may need to complete all 24 credits of Interdisciplinary Core requirements, or some Core credits may be waived upon review by the Chair of the Early Childhood Program. A maximum of 90 transfer credits is permitted. All BAECE students will complete the 46 required major credits for their degree.
Antioch Core Courses:
- Experience and Expression
- Modes and Methods of Learning
- Literary Analysis and Argumentation
- Culture, Conflict, and Social Research
- Foundations of Civilization
- Ecology, Technology, and Society
- Ohio History
Early Childhood Education Requirements:
- Introduction to the Profession
- Foundations of Education
- Whole Child Development and Learning
- Planning and Assessment for Student Learning
- Learning Environments
- Integrated Content Area Methods
- Clinical I: Internship
- Clinical II: Student Teaching
- Foundations for Reading Instruction
- Reading Assessment
For detailed curriculum, degree requirements, and course descriptions, please visit the AUM catalog.
Candidates who successfully complete this program are eligible to teach in public a/or private pre-kindergarten to grade three classrooms.