To inquire about this program:
Adult Enrollment Center | 312-362-6338 ​

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

The BAECE 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.

As a BAECE student, you will take courses in:

  • 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
Courses are offered online and at DePaul's Loop, Lincoln Park, Naperville, Oak Forest and O'Hare campuses.

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