Early Childhood Education (A.S.)

Online Undergraduate Program


A minimum of 60 semester hours of credit with a GPA of 2.0 in all work completed at Chaminade is required for this degree. The completion of all general education requirements, including 15 semester hours of course work and 12 semester hours in the area of emphasis, will count towards the degree completion. Courses are offered strictly online and/or on several designated Chaminade off-campus locations, i.e., restricted military bases. This degree has a General Education Requirement: ED 101 and PSY 101 prior to any early childhood courses.

  • Pre-Major Requirements: ED 101, PSY 202

  • Area of Emphasis: ED 215, ED 217*, ED 233*, ED 234*, ED 297.

*This program includes a nine-credit course of study to provide candidates seeking the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential with the background information and support to develop a resource file and the competencies necessary to obtain the CDA credential outside of Chaminade University. Prior to taking any Early Childhood Education courses, it is required that the student take the one-credit ED 101 Introduction to Chaminade Early Childhood Education course.