The Associate of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Development requires a minimum of 61 semester hours distributed through the curriculum.
The goal of Ohio Christian University’s Early Childhood Development program, leading to an Associate of Arts degree, is to graduate competent, caring, and qualified teachers for public and private child care settings. The program integrates a Christian worldview and constructivist philosophy of education. For those who desire to work with young children to an extent beyond babysitting, and yet do not desire a four year teacher education degree, this program is an excellent alternative. In the event that a four year degree is eventually sought, OCU’s Early Childhood Development program can be applied to an OCU teacher education degree.