Early Childhood Education (For Adult Students)

DePaul's Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education (BAECE) is a joint degree offered by the College of Education (COE) and the School for New Learning (SNL). The BAECE program is designed for adult students and offers a personalized curriculum that is competence-based, allowing you to earn credit from previous college courses, work and life experience for some requirements.

The program will prepare you to teach infants through third grade in a variety of urban and suburban educational settings, including public and private elementary schools and childcare centers.

SNL courses are offered online and at DePaul's Loop, Naperville and O'Hare campuses. COE courses are offered at the Lincoln Park campus.

Classes

Sample Courses:

  • Children's literature
  • Creative expression
  • Curriculum instruction
  • Elementary math instruction
  • Elementary science instruction
  • Ethics
  • Growth and development
  • Health and nutrition
  • Speech and language development
  • Teaching strategies

Career Options

Common Career Areas:

  • Teaching
  • Administration
  • Education policy

95%

95 percent of 2014 Early Childhood Education graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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