BA in Early Childhood Education

This degree prepares early childhood educators by developing the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to facilitate the positive growth and development of young children up to the age of 8.

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education prepares you to provide high-quality, inclusive care and education to children up to the age of 8. The program includes fieldwork and two practicums that let you demonstrate your teaching competencies under guided supervision.

  • Learn skills to complement your previous early childhood educational training and fieldwork.
  •  Lower division coursework mirrors the Curriculum Alignment Project Eight (CAP 8), which provides a foundation for upper division content and experiences.
  • The capstone course allows you to demonstrate your mastery and reflect on the knowledge, skills and dispositions you have learned.


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Next Session

Mar 05, 2018

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Available Campuses

Antelope Valley Campus
39115 Trade Center Drive, Suite 203, Palmdale, CA 93551
Bremerton Campus
1600 Chester Ave, Engineering Building (ENG) Room 110, Bremerton, WA 98337
Fairfield Campus
4820 Business Center Drive, Suite 100, Fairfield, CA 94534
Hanford Campus
325 Mall Drive, Hanford, CA 93230
Irvine Campus
16355 Laguna Canyon Road, 1st Floor, Irvine, CA 92618
Lacey Campus
1445 Galaxy Drive NE, Suite 201, Lacey, WA 98516
Modesto Campus
5222 Pirrone Court, Salida, CA 95368
Menifee Campus
28237 La Piedra Rd, Bldg. 3000, Menifee, CA 92584
Monterey Campus
99 Pacific Street, Suite 375-B, Monterey, CA 93940
Ontario Campus
3990 Concours Street, Suite 100, Ontario, CA 91764
Palm Desert Campus
75-105 Merle Dr, Suite 800, Bldg. B, Palm Desert, CA 92211
Riverside Campus
3550 Vine Street, Suite 200, Riverside, CA 92507
Roseville Campus
400 Sunrise Avenue, Suite 200, Roseville, CA 95661
San Diego Campus
7460 Mission Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92108
Santa Maria Campus
1300 E. Cypress Street, Building A-1, Santa Maria, CA 93454
Travis AFB Campus
530 Hickam Avenue, Bldg 249, Suite 10, Travis AFB, CA 94535
Visalia Campus
649 South County Center Drive, Visalia, CA 93277
Victorville Campus
13911 Park Avenue, Suite 100, Victorville, CA 92392
Walnut Creek Campus
2950 Buskirk Avenue, Suite 200, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Yuba City Campus
3301 East Onstott Road, Yuba City, CA 95991

Admission Requirements

Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

  • Completed application
  • A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • 12 or more transferable baccalaureate level credits or the equivalent
  • Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended

Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.

California Residency

This program is only available to California residents

Transfer Credits

Brandman offers several options to help you earn the 12 credits required to enter into a bachelor’s program.

Apply military service and coursework

Alternative Credits & Equivalencies

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Program Curriculum

  • Curriculum Alignment Project Eight


    ECED 100

     Child Growth and Development


    ECED 110  Child, Family, and Community


    ECED 120  Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children


    ECED 130  Introduction to Curriculum for Young Children


    ECED 200  Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood Education


    ECED 210  Practicum in Early Childhood Education I


    ECED 220  Health, Safety, and Nutrition


    ECED 230  Teaching in a Diverse Society


    Core Courses


    ECED 300  The Professional Early Childhood Educator


    ECED 301  Effective Support for Children with Exceptional Needs and Their Families


    ECED 330  Dual Language Learners and Their Families


    Content Courses


    ECED 302  Social and Emotional Competence in Early Childhood Education


    ECED 303  Integrated Learning Standards in Early Childhood Settings: Language & Literacy


    ECED 304  Integrating Learning Standards in Early Childhood Settings: Mathematics and Science


    ECED 398  The Intentional, Reflective Teacher


    ECED 399  Integrated Practice-Practicum II


    ECED 401  The Early Childhood Educator as Decision Maker-Capstone


    Total Credits


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