Early Childhood Development (BSE)

The program

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

Degree plan


Ms. Dana Horn
Assistant Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences