Finish your bachelor’s degree in the meaningful field of child development and education at AUSB, where educators are valued and given the tools they need for success in the classroom and beyond. Whether you’re embarking on or continuing a career in this rewarding field, we’re committed to preparing our adult learners for the diverse and complex issues that educators face every day. With distinctive practicum experience, you’ll be able to observe various age groups and educational models to gain valuable real-world experience. Focus on child advocacy, cultural context, and global current affairs to broaden your perceptions and better prepare you to help children during this vital time of development.
At AUSB, you’ll join a peer community where you receive personal attention in small class sizes. Measure your success through applied learning and community projects, not one-size-fits-all tests. Apply up to 80 transfer credits, and learn about prior learning credits. Become part of a powerful community of engaged students of all backgrounds, and acquire the skills, knowledge, and hands-on experience to meet your goals.
This degree is offered by AU Santa Barbara.
Whether you are currently a community college student, a busy parent or worker, a veteran, or an international student, our Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies degree completion program is designed to support your personal, academic, and professional goals at any point in your life or career path. Our approach to learning and teaching is reflective, experiential, and engaging, led by experienced faculty who demonstrate mastery in their professions. We combine academic instruction and hands-on experience to build important intellectual and professional tools centered around six core purposes – Critical Thinking, Diverse Perspectives, Social Justice, Applied Learning, Communication, and Self-Awareness – designed to graduate globally-aware citizens, socially-responsible leaders, and highly marketable graduates.
At AUSB, we focus on child advocacy, cultural context, and global current affairs to prepare you for the diverse and complex issues that educators face every day. The concentration also takes your education to the next level with its distinctive practicum experience, which allows students to observe various age groups and educational models. Course subjects include psychology, child and adolescent development, early childhood education, and additional liberal arts disciplines.
Just a handful of the broad possibilities including working in childhood education, as a childcare worker, parent educator, and teacher’s assistant. Take your BA degree further and complete your Master’s in Education and teaching credentials at AUSB.
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