ORANGE CITY, Iowa — Northwestern College is responding to the demand for more highly educated caregivers and teachers for young children by adding a bachelor’s degree in early childhood to its online programs.
The program is for students who’ve already earned an associate’s degree in early childhood. Registration is currently open and classes start Jan. 9.
The program was developed in concert with the Professional Preparation Standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children; it does not lead to a teaching license.
The early childhood bachelor’s degree can be completed in as few as two years, depending upon the number of general education credits transferred into the program. Applicants may contact a Northwestern adult learning programs enrollment counselor to determine transferable credits.