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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+
June 17, 2024
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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. Explore all scholarships.

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

On completing the B.S. in Early Childhood Education (Non-licensure) program, you can:

  • 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

Submit your application using the Regent University Online Application.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts

Submit your unofficial high school or college transcripts to regent.edu/items.

Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email requesting authorization for Regent University to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution. International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES, AACRAO or NAFSA approved agency.

Step 3: Submit Your Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please submit a scanned copy or photograph of it to regent.edu/items.

Step 4: Submit Your FAFSA

Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at studentaid.gov Regent's school code is 030913.


Please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu should you have any further questions about the application process.

Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Rate Per Year
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$9,97512 - 18$19,950
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$665Under 12$7,980
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$665Over 18$11,970
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$665N/A$1,995+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)

Housing Fees » | Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

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)$700

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Rate Per Year
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$9,49312 - 18$18,986
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$630Under 12$7,560
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$630Over 18$11,340
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$630N/A$1,890+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)

Housing Fees » | Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

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)$700

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

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).

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