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Online AS in Early Childhood Leadership

Become a Role Model for Young Learners

100% Online Program

Asynchronous Courses

Taught by Expert Faculty

Transfer Credits Accepted

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  • Duration 2 years
  • Cost per Credit $410
  • Credit Hours 60

Program Benefits

  • Apply your associate credits to a bachelor’s degree program
  • Learn in an interactive, virtual classroom
  • One-on-one instruction from faculty

Inspire Learning and Support Early Development

Become an impactful influence in the lives of young children with the online AS in Early Childhood Leadership degree from The American Women’s College of Bay Path University (TAWC). This accelerated program offers asynchronous courses and the skills to support early childhood education. You’ll graduate with the credential to pursue leadership roles in childcare settings or continue your education with a bachelor’s degree.

In-Demand Roles that Make a Difference

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 72,000 new positions for preschool teachers alone are expected to be created by 2031.1 With this online program, you’ll build the foundation required for teaching roles and graduate eligible to apply for Early Education and Care (EEC) Certification. Learn more at our EEC Certification page.

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Asynchronous, Career-Focused Courses

20 Total Courses

60 Total Credits

The online AS in Early Childhood Leadership degree offers courses that explore the diverse needs of young learners. From childcare administration techniques to special education, this accelerated program delivers the skills you need for success in the career you want.

Course Highlights

  • Education, Schools, and Culture
  • Introduction to Special Education
  • Guiding Behavior in Early Childhood Classrooms
Curriculum Details

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Transfer up to 30 Credits

6 Start Dates Per Year

Don’t put your professional goals on hold. Discover what you could achieve and apply to the online AS in Early Childhood Leadership program today.

Applicants will need the following to apply:

A completed application
2.0 GPA or higher

Note: Students with a GPA under 2.0 may be considered
Official transcripts from your high school or all regionally accredited institutions you have attended
Admission Details

Invest in Your Education

$410 per Credit Hour

$24,600 Estimated Total Tuition

By choosing the online AS in Early Childhood Leadership degree, you’re choosing to invest in a brighter future for yourself and your family. With TAWC, you have options when it comes to financing your education. Discover the financial aid resources available to you.

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What You’ll Learn

The online AS in Early Childhood Leadership program delivers skills that can be immediately applied in a variety of childcare, preschool, and early learning environments. You’ll gain a strong understanding of the diverse needs of young children, plus the knowledge to nurture early development effectively while making a positive impact.

By Graduation, You’ll Have Skills to:

Learn from Industry Experts

At The American Women’s College, your learning is expanded by the rich workplace experience our faculty bring to the classroom. Faculty are professionals who hold an array of titles in the fields they teach. Their involvement in the day-to-day challenges of their role and industry brings curriculums to life with real-world examples as you connect what you learn to what they share.

Faculty Spotlight

Each faculty member at TAWC incorporates real industry experience into each lesson. As a student, you’ll receive personalized, one-on-one support and graduate fully prepared to face the challenges of your chosen field.

Shirley Montovani, MEd, Associate Director, Education

Shirley started her educational journey by obtaining her Associate degree in Psychology at Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Florida. Upon returning to Western Massachusetts after graduation, she continued her education with Westfield State College and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.

She then went on to work in human services, sales, and marketing until making the decision to continue her education at Cambridge College, earning a Master of Education degree and becoming a Licensed School Guidance Counselor.

After briefly working as the Director of Career Services for a proprietary school, she was given the opportunity to work as the first educator coach for the One Day students at Bay Path University in January 2014. She is currently the Associate Academic Director of Education Programs at TAWC within the School of Education at Bay Path University. She shares that she is truly inspired and commends all of the students for taking this step to continue their educational and career goals.

Learn Online, Not Alone

At TAWC, you’ll connect with a community of driven women who are on the same path as you. You’ll learn together using SOUL, our award-winning learning model. SOUL pairs you with an Academic Advisor & Success Coach, a real person, to help prepare you for your program. Using analytics, SOUL can tell if you start to struggle, and will alert them to help you before you fall behind.

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Be Empowered to Thrive in Your Career

Leaders at TAWC understand that women with advanced leadership skills succeed in taking control of their careers and their futures. That’s why we developed the We Empower Learners and Leaders (WELL) program to give you a safe, real-world setting to define your leadership style and practice top leadership skills.

This coursework is a part of every degree program and has been described as “transformational” and “life-changing” by our students.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Explore our frequently asked questions for in-depth answers. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, reach out to us.

You can complete the program in just two years. To see the curriculum, view our courses page.

Tuition is $410 per credit hour. You’ll need to complete 60 total credits for a total tuition of $24,600. You may transfer up to 30 credits, which may reduce the total cost of tuition. You can review all tuition costs on our tuition page.

Yes, the online AS in Early Childhood Leadership program accepts up to 30 transfer credits. You can learn more about our admissions policy on our admissions page.

You’ll complete 60 credits to earn the online AS in Early Childhood Leadership degree. You can review courses now.

The requirements for the online AS in Early Childhood Leadership program include:

  • Submit your application.
  • Submit official high school transcripts and college transcripts if applicable.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

You can learn more about our admission requirements on our admissions page.

Those who complete the online AS in Early Childhood Leadership degree often pursue career titles such as daycare director, community-based program educator, or preschool teacher. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, annual salaries for professionals in these positions range from around $47,310 – $62,320, and the industry is expected to grow 8% by 2031. Learn more about your career options by visiting our careers page.

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  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. “Preschool Teachers.” Retrieved from