Early Childhood Education and Early Intervention (BS)

About the Early Childhood Education and Early Intervention Human Services Concentration

The Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services, with a concentration in Early Childhood Education and Early Intervention, will allow students to advance their skills and knowledge in education and affiliated areas of human services. Graduates will be prepared to work with adults as well as children in community organizations, social services, and early childhood educational settings. While enrolled in this degree, students will be eligible to petition for the Associate in Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education after completing all the required courses and the 62 required credits in the Associate's degree, with at least 30 of those credits earned at Fisher College. 

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Human Services, Early Childhood Education and Early Intervention Concentration will have the opportunity to achieve the learning outcomes of the Human Services Degree, in addition to the learning outcomes for the Early Childhood Education Degree.

Licensure requirements for Early Childhood Centers by state

Fisher Colleges Early Education and Care Program is designed to meet certification for early childhood education (birth -5) in all 50 states, but is not a public school licensure program. Fisher College has not made a determination whether this program meets Pre K - 12th grade licensure. Students seeking professional licensure should contact the appropriate Department of Education licensing board in that state to verify licensure requirements.

Program Requirements

Learning Outcomes
  • Discuss the purposes, methods, history, and contributions of Human Services professions; of the organization and functioning of the public and private agencies that constitute the domestic social welfare system; and of the delivery of services to individuals and families
  • Demonstrate skills in observation, needs assessment, social intervention, program development and implementation, and evaluation of outcomes
  • Assess the human service needs of individuals, families, and communities 
  • Employ techniques to encourage those they assist to become as self-sufficient as possible
  • Evaluate which kinds of improvements in the external environment and human services systems would best facilitate the full realization of human potential
Early Childhood Education and Early Intervention Career Track
 See Early Childhood Program pages for career opportunities specific to that field.

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Program Snapshot

Credits: 122
Learning Format: Online
Term Length: 8-weeks 
Typical Time to Completion*:
20 terms; 3 years, 4 months

Degree Pathways

Students who have earned 30+ college credits are encouraged to inquire about the Degree Completion Program (DCP).

Students who have earned a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential may be eligible to be awarded up to 7 credits through Prior Learning Assessment.

*Based on continuous enrollment of two courses every term. Time to completion may be shorter based on eligible transfer credit or longer if course enrollment varies.