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The Bachelor of Arts in Childhood Studies prepares students for careers in early childhood development. Graduates will be prepared for employment in community-based preschools such as Head Start and in daycare and childhood development centers.

Students will gain knowledge on an integrated approach to assessment and instruction based on cognitive, language, motor, physical, and social development of children. Course work helps students develop best practices in organizing the learning environment, materials, schedule, and routines in naturalistic child-centered settings.

This major pairs well with other bachelor’s programs for students who would like to earn a double major.

This degree does not lead to teacher certification. Students interested in earning teacher certification should consider one of OLLU’s Teacher Preparation Programs.

Childhood Studies degree plan and course descriptions

Biliterate Certificate Program

Spanish-speaking students can earn a degree with dual-language (English/Spanish) emphasis through the Biliterate Certificate Program. Students take specialized courses taught in Spanish and fulfill a portion of their major requirements by completing a practicum or learning experience in a Spanish-speaking setting. Earning the certificate certifies that a student is proficient in both English and Spanish.

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Take advantage of OLLU’s personalized, one-on-one, private education without worrying about a tuition increase during four years of consecutive undergraduate study.

The new OLLU 4U tuition lock is just one of the many ways the university provides you a great value to help you access a private education. You will not be a statistic at OLLU, but instead will receive individual guidance and mentorship on your path to a four-year degree, all with the reassurance that your tuition rate will not increase.

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