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Early Childhood Studies at Bunker Hill Community College

Bachelor of Science (BS), non-licensure adult degree completion program

Inspire a love of learning in young children.

You’ve completed your associate’s degree and you want to continue on to a bachelor’s degree. At Lesley University, we’ve made it easy for you to do just that. Earn your bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Studies with convenient classes taken at the Bunker Hill Community College Campus in Charlestown, Massachusetts.

With an associate’s degree under your belt, you’ve already earned 60 credits that you can apply toward your 120-credit bachelor’s degree. We'll take up to 90 transfer credits from your associate's degree, or other institutions. You can complete the program in as few as two years.

You’ll take two courses per eight-week term, including summers, for a total of 10 terms. Campus-based courses are offered on Friday nights from 5:00–9:00 pm and Saturday mornings from 9:00 am–1:00 pm. Some online courses are also available.

You’ll take a range of classes in human development, child and family studies, administration in early childhood settings, and more. Learn how to address the developmental needs of children up to five years old. And deepen your understanding of how to serve children and families in challenging living situations by earning a 15-credit certificate in Childhood Homelessness Studies.

You'll have the opportunity to explore the Reggio Emilia approach to education. It’s a globally recognized, child-centered approach that emphasizes experiential learning, including the use of documentation and encounters with the natural world. You’ll discover how to create authentic learning experiences for children in areas from literacy to science, and you’ll even have the opportunity to travel to the place where it all started—Reggio Emilia, Italy.

All courses are taught by expert Lesley faculty and will prepare you for a career as an early childhood educator. Earning your bachelor’s degree will help you get where you want to be, as more and more employers are requiring their teachers to have one.

Program Structure

Here's a snapshot of what your course of study could look like.

60 credits
Internships
Study in the top-ranked state for teachers.
Massachusetts is home to the nation's highest performing schools. As a Lesley student, you'll have unprecedented access to some of the most coveted student-teaching experiences in the U.S. You’ll have opportunities to work with children inside the classroom as early as your first year. Gain teaching experience in these communities:

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Program Cost Description
Approximate cost for 60 credits in this degree completion program.
Early Childhood Studies at Bunker Hill Community College
  • Tuition
    $420/credit x 60
    $25,200
  • Fees
    Materials Fee
    $300
    Registration Fee
    $200
    Degree Completion Fee
    $75
  • Total
Estimated Cost

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Approximate cost for 60 credits in this degree completion program. Tuition and fees are for the 2017–2018 academic year.
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