With UC Online’s Associate in Early Childhood Care & Education (ECE), all of your coursework is completed online, providing the flexibility, accessibility, and control you need to complete your degree on your terms. With four (4) different concentrations to choose from, UC Online allows you to really personalize your educational experience.
Our courses give you information and strategies that you can learn today and apply in the classroom tomorrow! Graduates will be able to implement developmentally appropriate integrated activities and materials across the domains, including visual arts, music, movement, science and math, and early language development.
Upon completing the Associate degree program, many of our ECE graduates continue their education by pursuing a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education (Birth – Age 5) – opening up even more opportunities for career growth and professional advancement.
This degree does not lead to Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 5 licensure.
Learn more about which courses are taken for each concentration by reviewing this Program Map and the below descriptions for all AAS in Early Childhood Care & Education courses that may be taken.
CDA Coursework: Through UC’s online Early Childhood Education program, students have the opportunity to meet the education requirements for obtaining the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™ while receiving advanced standing in the Associate degree program.
Accreditation: The University of Cincinnati and all of its regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Additionally, UC’s College of Education, Criminal Justice & Human Rights (CECH) is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Tuition is calculated on a per-credit basis. Refer to the Tuition and Fees Chart for more details.
Programs can be completed full-time or part-time. Many programs are set up to be part-time, with most containing fewer than 10 credit hours in any given semester. We know you have a lot going on, so want to make sure that school can fit into your schedule. Note: There are some exceptions.
Yes. You will need to work with a program advisor to understand what credits will apply and meet the minimum requirement for credit hours completed at the University of Cincinnati.
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