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Bachelor of Applied Science, Early Childhood Education

Are you ready to lead your own classroom or school? Do you dream of running your own childcare center? With our Bachelor of Applied Science in Education with an emphasis in early childhood education, you can take the next step in your career, and further impact today’s youth in their first steps.

Endless Opportunities

With Texas education administrators ranking high in employment levels and wages, there has never been a better time to further your career.

#1 state
with the highest employment level for Kindergarten Administrators
Top 10
metropolitan area with the highest employment level in Preschool and Daycare Administrators
#4 state
with the highest employment level for Preschool and Daycare Administrators

Program At A Glance

Program Overview

The BAS in Education is for both first-time college students and returning college students looking to build off their AAS. This degree will prepare students to work with young children from six weeks through third grade. Graduates can:

  • Work in early childhood organizations, such as Head Start
  • Apply for teacher certification to teach preschool through third grade in public schools.

Earning Potential

  • Preschool and Daycare Administrators: $48,485
  • Kindergarten Teachers: $63,444
  • Kindergarten through Secondary Administrators: $88,015

For more salary information, check out Texas Wages.


  • Central Campus
  • Online

Education Supporting Our Communities

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Pasadena ISD is thankful for our partnership with San Jacinto College and truly appreciates the commitment it has always shown to serve our school district and our community. Students who graduate from San Jacinto College with a Bachelor of Applied Science in education and an emphasis in early childhood will be ready to make a difference for our students and our schools.”
Jeremy Richardson
Associate Superintendent, Pasadena ISD

Those who have already earned an Associate of Applied Science in early childhood/child development and are working in the industry can enroll in the bachelor's degree program. Students can use a valid industry-based child development associate credential and one of the previously earned San Jacinto College early childhood certificates or previous education toward their final requirements for graduation with the bachelor’s degree.

Get In Touch!

We are here to support your journey. Please reach out to our department with any questions at

Dept Chair, Bach Education
(281) 476-1847