Online Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education

Become a Life-Changing Educator

Credits Per Hour

$370 per credit hour; 6-14 credits per semester

Practical Teaching

12 weeks of practical teaching experience in real classrooms


Supports certification to teach pre-K to fourth grade*

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Make an Impact in Early Childhood Education

Children are naturally inquisitive, and an impactful teacher can help young people expand their curiosity into foundational perceptions of the world around them. With a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education (ECE) degree from Wilson College Online, you’ll gain the skills to confidently guide children in their earliest pursuits of learning.

The online ECE program equips you with the latest teaching strategies and research-backed classroom practices for educating students from pre-K to fourth grade. In addition to the online courses you’ll take to build your pedagogical skill set, you’ll experience 12 weeks of real student teaching experience in Pennsylvania—allowing you to apply your new skills while you’re earning your degree.

*Wilson College Online offers Pennsylvania Level I certification, which is reciprocal with most of the 50 states. Once you hold a valid PA professional teaching license from a regionally accredited and state-approved teacher preparation program and pass the required state testing, you can typically obtain a teaching license in another state. Click here for detailed licensure requirements in all 50 states. You can also view information on how teacher credentials cross state lines here .

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Benefits of Learning at Wilson College Online

Earning your degree in early childhood education from Wilson College Online will prepare you with specific pedagogical strategies for instructing students from pre-K to fourth grade. The Early Childhood Education program can help you achieve the following outcomes:

  • Master research-based instructional strategies
  • Develop the ability to manage social-emotional challenges in the classroom
  • Put lesson plans into action in real classrooms as a student-teacher
  • Learn from and be mentored by experienced teaching professionals
  • Earn certification for teaching pre-K to fourth grade in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Launch Your Career in Early Education

Obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education is your gateway to becoming certified to teach from pre-K to fourth grade in Pennsylvania. This degree sets the stage for your journey into the teaching profession and equips you for various career paths, including*:

Elementary School Teacher

Median annual salary: $69,700

Kindergarten Teacher

Median annual salary: $68,170

Education and Child Care Administrator

Median annual salary: $51,800

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“Wilson College gave me the practical experience I needed to assimilate into a regular education classroom like I’d been doing it for years.”
Joel Rineer '19, Early Childhood Education

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Focus on Affordability

Wilson College Online is committed to making your education as affordable as possible. We’re proud to offer online courses at $370 per credit hour as a private college—which is lower than the national average cost of four-year public universities. Plus, our dedicated financial services team will help you along the way.

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Student Teaching Placement

Our staff will work with schools in the Pennsylvania school district near you for your placement in a student teaching assignment, taking the stress of finding that opportunity off your shoulders.

What Sets Wilson College Online Apart

Student to Faculty Ratio

13:1 Student-to-Faculty Ratio

Social Mobility

Named a “Top Performer on Social Mobility” in the North by U.S. News

Attentive Faculty

Focus on Ethical Education

About Wilson College

Initially founded as an all-women’s college in 1869, Wilson College’s mission is to empower students to be confident critical thinkers, creative visionaries, effective communicators, and agents of justice in their communities. Across all programs and fields of study, the College is fiercely committed to and passionate about providing student-centric education and individualized attention and support to ensure our students succeed.

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