Early Childhood Development (BSE)

This degree is for students who have earned the Arkansas Birth through Pre-Kindergarten Teaching Credential and who wish to manage or work in child care facilities. This is a non-licensure program.

Candidates must have completed a program of study in an Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) Early Childhood Development at an accredited two-year college.

Admissions guidelines

  • Earned Department of Human Services Birth Through Pre-K Teaching Credential. Contact the Arkansas Department of Human Services (ADHS) for guidelines.
  • Passing score on NOCTI Early Childhood Care and Education advanced exam (information can be obtained at nocti.org)
  • 2.50 or better GPA
  • Passing score on admissions interview (including portfolio)
  • Criminal Background Check clearance


Courses include:

  • Nutrition
  • Parenting
  • Child Development
  • Creative Arts
  • Professional Image Development

Other courses

Related information


Family and Consumer Sciences
Child Care Management
Proctor Hall  

Davis-Baker Preschool
Education Building
1020 Henderson St.