Early Childhood Education

@ University of Hawai'i - West O'ahu


UH West O?ahu offers a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences with a concentration in Early Childhood Education. This program focuses on Early Childhood Education (birth through age eight) from a theoretical orientation and places the field within broader social, historical, political and cultural contexts. Coursework in other areas of the social sciences provides a foundation for students to critically examine early education and childcare.

Early Childhood Education students will examine how parents and other family members work collaboratively with teachers to build a learning and home environment that stimulates curiosity through informal educational opportunities. The principles of quality education, multiculturalism, critical thinking, and reflective teaching are infused in all major coursework. The courses are designed to build a strong sense of social justice while also educating all students from diverse backgrounds and inspiring teachers as agents of change. Courses are taught in-class and through distance learning instruction, and in partnership with associate?s degree programs in Early Childhood Education at Hawai?i Community College, Honolulu Community College, Kaua?i Community College and Maui Community College.

Credentials Available

BA - Bachelor of Arts Degree

Cost of Program

$300 per credit hour (2016-2017), plus $120 in student fees   –   "Do I have to pay this?"

Program Duration

Total Weeks


Total Hours


Program Categories

"Green" program?


C3T program?




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About This Provider

University of Hawai'i - West O'ahu

Offering training in City & County of Honolulu
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Description of School

UH West O'ahu offers four-year bachelor's degrees in liberal arts, professional studies, and applied sciences as well as certificate programs designed for career success.

Accreditation and/or Licensing Agency

Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

Financial Aid Options

Federal; State; Private


This provider is accessible to people with disabilities.


This provider does not offer job placement services to its students.

Contact Information

Contact Person:
Loea Akiona, Career Services, Student Affairs

91-1001 Farrington Highway
Kapolei, HI 96707

(808) 689-2676

(808) 689-2691



ETP Approval Dates

Last Approved On: December 6, 2013
Valid Through: June 30, 2016