A.S. Early Childhood Education
Across the state and nation, early childhood education teachers are in high demand—and there’s little wonder why. It takes incredibly special people to work with the youngest students.
You’ve got to be patient, caring and warm. You’ve got to know how to embrace the chaos, realize that fancy clothes are overrated and be ready to deal with tears and infectious giggles—sometimes all at once. And, most importantly, you’ve got to be able to make learning fun and engaging with lessons that strengthen cognitive, emotional and physical development.
In other words, working in early childhood education isn’t easy.
But the rewards are priceless. Study after study has shown the critical importance of high-quality early learning programs in building the foundations for success in school and in career. In other words, a robust early learning program can change a child’s life.
As an early childhood educator, you’ll have the awesome responsibility—and the incredible privilege—to create positive, stimulating and practice-informed learning experiences for young children, primarily ages 2 ½ through 6. Your mission: Instill children with a joy to learn.
That, of course, is no small task. But we’ll help you get there.
Our Early Childhood Education bachelor’s degree is aligned with state requirements and National Association for the Education of Young Children standards. Our ECE major is also flexible, offered through online courses that allow you to fit instruction into a busy schedule. And of course, our program offers robust student supports and stresses hands-on learning.
Our faculty members are leaders in their fields. They believe in the power of personal experience—stressing mentorship, collaboration and project-based learning inside and outside the classroom.
Chaminade University of Honolulu is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission.
Chaminade’s Education division is awarded Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) accreditation by the Inquiry Brief Commission of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Chaminade’s undergraduate and graduate education degree programs are accredited by the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board.