Saint Leo University

Bachelor of Arts in Education Studies - Early Childhood Development

Saint Leo’s BA in Educational Studies specialization in Early Childhood Development and Education degree prepares graduates with conceptual and practical skills needed to design, implement, and evaluate educational experiences in traditional contexts within a variety of other environments. The primary goal of this program is to provide a curriculum for graduates to make a positive impact on learning environments and outcomes for both children and adult learners.

This hands-on program prepares individuals who want to deepen their understanding of the learning and teaching processes, yet may choose to seek careers in non-traditional education settings that do not require state licensure. Graduates will have the ability to effectively work with children, parents, families, and communities in a variety of settings.

Moreover, students will actively make connections between subject area content and real-world application through fieldwork in early childhood settings. Opportunities to observe, participate, and teach in early childhood settings and various community organizations working with young children, provide students an opportunity to link their course work to real-world environments.

Instructors for this bachelor’s degree program come from a wide range of educational backgrounds in the field of early childhood education, and have a wealth of practical experience in early education settings, allowing them to communicate this valuable practice to students. Small class sizes offer personal attention from instructors, enabling students to flourish in an online environment and gain top-notch skills to work in various educational settings.

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