Online Bachelor of Science in Child Development
During the early years of child development, interactive education creates the foundation for lifelong success. Our child development program equips students to work with young children in a variety of settings, preparing activities and environments that foster physical, social, emotional, spiritual, and cognitive development.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT
At Point University, our online Bachelor of Science in Child Development program equips students to work with young children (birth through third grade) in a variety of settings, preparing activities and environments that foster physical, social, emotional, spiritual, and cognitive development.
Graduates of the child development program are equipped to work in preschools, camps, daycare centers, private schools, churches, non-profits, community organizations, and other settings that serve children and their families. Upon completion, students are eligible to apply for an Early Education Teacher Certificate (birth through pre-kindergarten) from the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). This program is offered fully online or in a hybrid format that includes a weekly video conference.
1. Demonstrate familiarity with the milestones of physical, social, emotional, spiritual, and cognitive development children are expected to display from birth through age 8.
2. Create organized lesson plans that include goals, materials, procedures, and assessments appropriate for young learners.
3. Employ a Christ-like attitude and respond appropriately and non-judgmentally to the diverse needs of the children and families being served.
The online bachelor in child development program’s broad curriculum provides a foundation in early child development, education, and sociocultural contexts. Listed below are some of the courses offered to students:
- Educational Foundations
- Culture and Education
- Classroom Management
- Educational Psychology
Offered entirely online or with the option of a weekly video conference, the online bachelor's degree in child development at Point University allows students to structure their own study schedule. For this reason, the program length differs depending on how many credits students choose to take per term. On average, students complete the 120 credits required for the online bachelor’s in child development degree in four years.
All students enrolled in the bachelor’s degree in child development online program at Point University pay the same tuition rate, regardless of the state where the student resides. Already one of the most affordable choices among private colleges, Point University offers online students almost 40% off regular on-campus tuition.
Rate: $395 per credit hour
To view a complete breakdown of tuition and fees, visit our Tuition & Fees: Online Students page.
Point’s online bachelor’s degree in child development will equip you with the knowledge and tools to serve children and their families in a variety of settings in roles such as:
- Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
- Preschool Employee
- Community Worker
- Children’s Ministry Director
- Child Advocacy
Point University offers the child development program in an online format. Online students engage in asynchronous learning through a course website that facilitates interaction with their instructor and classmates.
This degree is offered both online and in a hybrid format with a weekly video conference.
Up to 80 credit hours can be transferred into this program from an accredited institution, shortening your degree time by half or more.
Your faith will be strengthened with courses taught from a Christian worldview.
As an online student, you’ll receive the same quality education from respected professors as our on-campus students.
Our online student support services promote development tailored to fit your personal and professional goals.
SMALL CLASS SIZE
Our 18-to-1 student to professor ratio provides a small class size where you’re not just a student – you’re family.
At Point University, you’ll develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, all while learning to be an effective leader. Get started today to discover your place in the Point family!
I’m entering my third year in the online program at Point University and am impressed. They have created a model that works and challenges.
– Terri B. LaGrange, online student