Early Childhood Leadership & Advocacy

Early Childhood Leadership & Advocacy

The undergraduate Early Childhood Leadership and Advocacy program is designed for experienced early childhood professionals who seek a part-time, web-based program.

Program Overview

Students will be admitted to the University of Dayton after earning an associate's degree (or equivalent) in early childhood or a related field and also meeting the UD general education requirements. These requirements include: western civilization; physical science; life science; college composition; contemporary mathematics; introductory courses in philosophy, religion and communication; upper-level courses in historical study, art study, religion or philosophy and social science; and, other elective coursework.

Combined with the associate's degree, students who wish to complete the bachelor of science degree in early childhood leadership and advocacy will need to transfer in at least 76 semester hours. Nine of the 76 hours must come from a four-year institution.

This program leads to a Bachelor of Science after another 45 hours are completed at UD for a total of 121 semester hours; and/or, a University-issued undergraduate certificate in early childhood leadership and advocacy.

Academic Requirements

Program requirements can be found in the online Catalog. Simply select the area of study and click "Explore".

Additional Information

A variety of opportunities are available to students majoring in early childhood leadership. Whether you're curious what career opportunities await you; what internships, research projects or student clubs are available; or who your professors will be, we can help you find the answers.


As part of a new federal regulation focusing on Title IV programs, the University of Dayton is providing required information about how our non-degree programs lead to gainful employment in recognized careers. You may review gainful employment information for this program.