Early Childhood Education


Invest in the future with a degree in early childhood education. Our undergraduate degree program is designed to allow students to pursue and advance in careers involving educating and caring for young children.


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Serve your community and grow in your career. Our advanced-degree program is designed to enhance the leadership skills and knowledge of professionals in a variety of fields related to criminal justice.

Class Type

Currently online, 11-week courses


Next Start Date

April 5, 2021

Transfer Credits

Transfer Credits Accepted



WASC Senior College & University Commission


Invest in the future.

Our Early Childhood Education (ECE) program equips students to pursue and advance in careers involving educating and caring for young children. Students will develop an understanding of young children’s characteristics, needs, and the multiple influences on their development and learning, which will enable them to create environments that are healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging for all children. Completion of courses and degrees will qualify toward placement on the Child Development Permit Matrix prepared by the Child Development Training Consortium.

At Humphreys University, we educate motivated and determined students who desire a practical, affordable, and accessible academic program. To accommodate our working students, we offer our courses online, evenings, and in hybrid formats. We operate on an eleven-week quarter system with four quarters per year. You can start the Early Childhood Education program at the start of any of our four terms. The application process is easy and financial aid specialists are available to walk you through the financial aid process.

Program Requirements

Associate in Arts – 92 Units

This degree will help you develop you with the basics of child learning and development and the instructional strategies needed to help young children grow. This AA degree is 92 quarter units and can help prepare you to transfer to our bachelor program to further your ECE education.

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Bachelor of Arts – 181 Unit

This degree prepares graduates for roles like preschool teacher, elementary school teacher, and childcare center director. This BA degree is 181 quarter units and will allow students to study child development, teaching methods, and curriculum design.

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CTC Permit

Courses are aligned with the CCTC Permit Matrix so you can earn the ECE permit while pursuing your degree.

Transfer Friendly

We accept transfer units from all accredited institutions to enable students to complete their degree faster.

Work Credit

 Students can earn up to 12 units of credit in the major if they work in the ECE field.

Get Started in 4Easy Steps


Submit an Undergraduate Application along with application fee.


Submit an official high school or GED transcript.


Take entrance exam in reading, writing, and math. Note: if you have passed college math and English at another accredited institution, you are exempt from taking the entrance exam.


Submit official transcripts from all colleges attended.

Let us help you obtain the financial resources you need to succeed.

The purpose of financial aid is to provide financial assistance to students who without such aid, would be unable to pursue higher education. We help by guiding you through the financial aid process. We help make your educational dreams a reality. Our financial aid staff are available and ready to answer your questions or concerns, by phone, in person, or by email. No appointment is necessary. Humphreys University is approved for the training of Veterans.

To apply for financial aid, fill out the FAFSA and include our school code: 001212

Start your FAFSA application here.

Your Future in ECE

Our programs are designed with your goals in mind. Our Early Childhood Education graduates now work in roles that range from site supervising to parent educating. Your options with an ECE degree are vast. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there are an estimated 441,000 early childhood educators in the United States. Consider any of these careers in Early Childhood Education:

• Infant/Toddler Teacher
• Child & Family Advocate
• Center Director
• Early Interventionist
• Family Case Worker

Our Faculty

When you arrive to class, whether it is in a classroom or through your computer, you can expect to be taught by a knowledgeable and attentive professor. Our professors understand what real-world experience to incorporate into classroom lectures, assignments, and case studies. Humphreys University prides itself on offering a well-rounded set of courses taught in a small and personable environment so you get the guidance and support you need to succeed.

Contact Us

Humphreys University is known for its personalized attention and support from faculty and staff.
If you have any questions, contact us directly. We are here for you.

Donna Roberts, ECE Chair
April Huerta, Stockton Admissions
Julie Walker, Modesto Admissions