Early Childhood Education Online Completion, B.S.

Complete your degree and expand your opportunities to invest in children with a Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Vermont State University. Earn your bachelor’s in five semesters and meet the requirements for licensure in the only program in the state that is online, accelerated, and focused on infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Our structure is designed for those already serving in full-time roles, so you can advance your career without interrupting it.

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Alan Reichard

Assistant Director of Admissions


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Heather Duhamel

Assistant Professor, Program Director for ECE Online


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Why Study Early Childhood Education at Vermont State?

  • The Credentials You Need: Prepare to move forward in your vocation. Students in the program complete the requirements to earn a B.S. as well as a recommendation for Early Childhood Education licensure for Birth to Age 5. 
  • Accelerated Program: Get into the classroom sooner. You can earn your early childhood education bachelor’s degree over the course of five semesters. 
  • Strategic Partnerships: Get connected with organizations to help advance your career. This program directly partners with the Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VTAEYC) and administers T.E.A.C.H. federal grants for those who qualify.  
  • Available Anywhere: All courses in this program are online. So no matter where you live in Vermont, you can benefit from our highly regarded education program. 
  • Convenient Next Step: Have you already completed Community College of Vermont’s Early Childhood Education A.A. program? You can seamlessly transition into this program and complete your bachelor’s degree. 
  • Individual Support: Studying online doesn’t mean you’re on your own. You will be paired with a dedicated advisor to provide guidance and support as you work through the program. 

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Sample Courses

  • Infant and Toddler Techniques 
  • Advanced Child Development 
  • Inclusive Teaching for Early Educators 
  • Using Inquiry for Math and Science with Young Children 
  • Early Childhood & Special Education, B.A.
  • Inclusive Childhood Education, B.A.
  • Inclusive Adolescent Education, B.A.
  • Human Services, A.S.
  • Music Education, B.M.
  • Physical Education, B.S.

Student Stories

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“The bachelor’s degree in early childhood education will open so many doors for me. I can stay in this job and pursue a co-teaching position, and explore other options, too.”

Joselyn Bull
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“As much as I knew I wanted to pursue a bachelor’s degree and teaching license, I lacked the right direction until I found this program. Realizing that a short year from now, I will have a bachelor’s degree and will be a licensed teacher in Vermont with a deep and rich knowledge of early childhood education fills me with so much excitement.”

Laura Gypson

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