Eastern University's undergraduate BS in Early Childhood Studies prepares excellent teachers and educational practitioners who can serve in a variety of early learning settings. Students are trained to communicate effectively, think critically, embrace cultural and linguistic diversity, utilize technology appropriately, practice inclusive interventions, learn independently and collaboratively, and serve competently in their chosen field.

Program Details

  • Delivery: 100% online at your own pace within 7 week terms
  • Length: Approximately 2.5 - 4 years depending on if you have an Associate degree or previous credits. 45 credits are required in the major.
  • Enrolling New Students: Every 7 weeks. Apply online for free!
  • Cost: Only $2,500-$7,500 per year! Learn more about our astonishingly affordable tuition.
  • Financial Aid: Many of students qualify for significant federal and state financial aid and military benefits. Students already teaching in early childhood education programs may be eligible for the T.E.A.C.H. Pennsylvania Scholarship Program.  Submit your FAFSA to determine your eligibility for all financial aid.

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Which Program is Right for Me?

    BS in Early Childhood Studies (this program) BS in Early Childhood Education
    Admission GPA Requirement: 2.5 or above Admission GPA Requirement: 3.0 or above
    No PDE Basic Skills requirements needed for admission  PDE Basic Skills requirements needed for admission 
    Student teaching not required Student teaching required
    Graduates can work toward their certification after graduation Our Student Teaching Coordinator assists you in obtaining a PK-4 placement


    • Growth in PA career pathway
    • Child Care Industry
    • Certified Teacher in PK-4th grade*
    • Continuing Education options

    *FAST FACT: The job outlook is currently greater than average for preschool teachers! (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)