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Early Childhood Education

Make a profound difference in the lives of young children. You will help build a solid foundation for future learning by completing specialized coursework in childhood development, educational psychology, adolescent development and more.


Program description

A minor in early childhood education allows students to combine their knowledge of their major discipline with an understanding of educational practices for young children and their families. The ultimate goal of this minor is to produce graduates who understand and apply knowledge of child development when collaborating with other educators and in schools and other learning environments such as pre-schools and community centers.

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Career outlook

A minor can help students enhance the marketable skills they acquire in their major program as well as help develop new skills apart from it, though most career areas do require more training than a minor alone can provide.

Graduates with a minor in early childhood education acquire knowledge and skills related to child development and educational support, which is a benefit as they pursue careers that require working with young children and their families in a variety of educational settings.

Program contact information

If you have questions related to admission, please fill out the request information form and an admission specialist will contact you directly. For questions regarding faculty or courses, please use the contact information below.

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Admission requirements

Students are required to meet all applicable ASU admission requirements for first-year studentstransfer students or international students

As a transfer student, you can ensure a positive experience by signing up for an ASU transfer pathway program. Find your path to ASU