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An alumna with a student: Pursue your B.S. in Early Childhood Education degree online at Regent University, Virginia Beach.

B.S. in Early Childhood Education (Nonlicensure)

Educate the Future

Looking to make a big impact in young lives? Regent’s Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, offered fully online, will prepare you to make a difference in the care and well-being of children. Presented from a Christian worldview, this unique program provides a comprehensive study of both education and business operations so that you are equipped to provide excellent, affordable care for young children.

Online
120+
January 9, 2023
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GUIDE THEIR STEPS

Discover how children from birth through age 8 develop, and shape curriculum to help them thrive.

BUILD ON A STRONG FOUNDATION

Anchor your knowledge and skill on Christian principles and values.

LEARN FROM THE BEST

Be mentored by faculty in Virginia Beach who hold the highest degrees in their field.

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Explore exciting scholarship opportunities such as academic merit scholarships, honors college scholarships, and more! Learn about the scholarships for on-campus incoming freshmen: the $10,000 Freedom Scholarships, $4,000 Homeschool Scholarships and $4,000 Private School Scholarships.

Please complete the Request Information form on this page to learn more about this program.

Upon completion of the B.S. in Early Childhood Education (Non-licensure) you will be able to:

  • Create effective lesson plans using proven teaching methods
  • Strengthen your assessment techniques
  • Understand best practices for establishing high-quality, innovative center designs and services

Career Opportunities:

  • Preschool/Childcare Center Director/ Administrator
  • Early Childhood Facility Owner/Operator
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Education Consultant
  • Parent Educator
  • Community Care Licensing Analyst
11%
Projected employment growth for preschool and childcare center directors from 2020-2030 (faster than average) U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020

Investigation of the role of business in society, the human side of business, the functions of business, and the accounting/reporting processes of business.

Exploration of principles and activities in the commercial enterprise including topics such as product, price, promotion, place/channel, competition, company, and communication.

Examines the current and emerging legal principles that impact business transactions, topics include contracts, business organizations and structure, sale of goods, commercial paper, personal and real estate property, intellectual property and international business law.

Introduction to the principles and procedures of competent interpersonal communication in the context of ethnicity and culture. Attention is given to people as bearers of culture and to the application of theory and research to real-life communication situations.

Management language, concepts, models, and basic principles of management. Explore interrelated functions (planning, controlling, organizing, leading) of the management process.

Study of the nature of ethical leadership through a consideration of the ethical foundations of leadership principles evident in the lives of great leaders. Attention to how the leader‘s values and beliefs affect decision-making along with the key factors involved in ethical decision-making. Students assess and apply the concepts of organizational and social responsibility by looking at real world problems. Cross-listed with LDST 330.

Emphasis on environments, which nurture the development of socially competent young children. Cultivating pro-social behavior and development expectations for very young children.

Examines good nutrition, safety, and healthful practices for young children; provides students with the knowledge and skills to operate a safe, healthy childcare environment.

Designed to expose human service students to ethical fund-raising in human services, including annual and capital campaigns, telemarketing, special events, direct mail marketing, face-to-face solicitation, e-fund raising, and grant writing.

Presents models and methods in evaluating, monitoring, and implementing human services programs. Includes an overview of funding, developing budgets, and monitoring expenditures.

Explores the physical, cognitive, cultural, social/emotional, spiritual, and psychological development of children and adolescents with an emphasis on knowing and understanding theories of human development to incorporate children’s individual differences and guide learning experiences. Considers individual differences (socio-economic, racial, ethnic, religious, physical and mental) with the approximate timing and effects of age-related changes and at-risk factors such as attention deficit disorder, substance abuse, child abuse and neglect, and family disruptions on normal development. Analyzes children within the context of family, culture, and community. Emphasizes the importance of partnership with families and communities in the teaching and learning process. This course is designated for the Early Childhood Education Program. Cross-listed with UED 441.

Development of math, science, and social studies skills in children; strategies for facilitating children’s learning; exploration, play, and creative expression in the areas of art, music, and movement for children.

Establishing, administering, and managing early childhood programs; professionalism, program development, implementation, and evaluation; various models and theories of early childhood education programs; Commonwealth of Virginia licensing and staff requirements.

Learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, emotional disorders, and the characteristics of students with hearing, vision and/or physical impairments. Survey the range of conditions, which contribute to students being eligible for special education services. Presents an overview of identification, assessment, program options and intervention services. (This course is designed for Early Childhood Education Program).

Practicum experience in early childhood classroom settings; placement in high-quality early childhood environments under the supervision of experienced mentor teachers and faculty coordinators; practice micro-pedagogy and dialog with professionals regarding program operations.

Introduction to current issues in education and various facets of the educator’s role. Students distinguish required state and national assessments as well as competencies necessary for licensure in Virginia. Prerequisite for upper level UIS and UED courses. Pass/No Pass.

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Step 2: Complete Your Admissions Questionnaire

  • After you submit your application, you will receive a link to complete the required admissions questionnaire.

Step 3: Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts

  • Email your unofficial high school or college transcripts to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: Unofficial Transcripts.
  • Upon conditional acceptance, Regent University will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution.
  • International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES-approved company.

Step 4: Submit Your Government-Issued ID if Applicable

  • All online students and graduate level on-campus students are required to email a photo of your government-issued ID to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: Government ID.
  • Please note that all items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

Step 5: Submit Your FAFSA

  • Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at studentaid.gov Regent’s school code is 030913.
DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Block Rate Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$9,04012 - 18$9,040
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$603Under 12$7,236
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$603Over 18$10,854
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$603N/A$1,809+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800

Housing Fees »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-11 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Military Admissions & Aid »

DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Block Rate Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$8,61012 - 18$8,610
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Under 12$6,888
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Over 18$10,332
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$574N/A$1,722+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800

Housing Fees »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-11 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Military Admissions & Aid »

Requirements

Because students will be working with children, student background checks will be required.

Other

Employment of childcare workers is expected to grow by 17 percent from 2013 to 2022.

The B.S. in Early Childhood Education is not a route to a Virginia teacher licensure. Those seeking teacher licensure should consider the B.Ed. in Early & Primary Education (Licensure Track).

“At Regent, we were encouraged to tie our studies into who we are as Christians and to incorporate that extra layer. We learned to do all things with excellence — and that should never be compromised.”

Debbie Holloway, B.A. in English, 2012 English

“Proverbs 27:17 states, 'Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.' That's been my Regent experience academically and relationally. I am grateful to have grown together with such amazing people.”

Christian Ellis, B.S. in Business, 2018; M.A. in Organizational Leadership, 2020 Executive Assistant to the Executive Vice President, Regent University

“Regent gave me the tools and confidence to integrate my faith in my community and career. I was able to develop my potential and am now fulfilling my purpose as a business leader.”

Scott Berry, 2009

“With 30+ years of nursing experience, I saw myself as a leader, but I felt this nudging from God to go back to school. I’ve discovered my new calling: to serve as a life coach.”

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