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BA in Child Development (Does Not Lead to Teacher Licensure)

Be an advocate for kids. With your Bachelor of Arts in Child Development earned online from Ashford University, you will study the stages of development from infancy through adolescence.

More parents are returning to work after having children, so the demand for childcare jobs continues to grow. With this degree, you may seek opportunities in social work, childcare, or special education. Learn how families and communities impact children’s growth. Your online courses include a wide variety of topics, from language acquisition to behavior and the critical role of play in children’s education. This unique degree demonstrates your competence and ability in working with children. Cultivate your understanding of children with your Bachelor of Arts in Child Development.

The BA in Child Development is not CAEP**, TEAC or NCATE accredited, which is a requirement for certification in some states, and successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education by itself does not lead to certification or licensure in any state. Other factors, such as a student’s criminal history, may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure or employment in this field of study. All prospective students are advised to visit the Education Resource Organizations Directory (EROD) and to contact the licensing body of the state where they are licensed or intend to obtain licensure to verify that these courses qualify for teacher certification, endorsement, and/or salary benefits in that state prior to enrolling. Prospective students are also advised to regularly review the states’ policies and procedures relating to licensure as those policies are subject to change. ** The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) is the resulting entity from the merger of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

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