AGS Early Childhood StudentEarning Your Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood

Designed for the working adult the AEC program will provide the skills needed to teach Pre-Kindergarten. Head Starts, private schools and public schools are all looking for qualified early childhood professionals. Take the journey to a new career, study child development, child safety, nutrition and curriculum development all from the comfort of your home computer or any Internet connection.

OKWU is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). OKWU’s education programs are accredited by the Oklahoma State Rengents for Higher Education and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Program Overview

The program consists of 7 progressive courses in Early Childhood. Classes are taken one at a time, with each lasting 5 weeks. Students in this program earn an Associate of Applied Science upon completion of 60 credit hours. The AEC program incorporates standards 1-5 of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

For a more detailed description of the AEC program contact us at 1.866.225.6598 or send us an email at

More than a degree!

"I went back to college specifically to get a degree... but what I didn’t anticipate was how meaningful it would be in my life. I have become very close to the people in my cohort and have been blown away with my professors. One of my professors was happy to help me by cell phone on a Saturday afternoon! Oklahoma Wesleyan is truly a college that works for working adults!"

-Brad Farnsworth, Graduate 2011

Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate from Oklahoma Wesleyan University with the Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education degree a student must complete the following criteria:

  • A total of 60 credit hours consisting in the completion of:
    17 hours of AEC Core Curriculum
    27 hours of General Education
    16 hours of Electives
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • All AEC Core Curriculum courses must be completed through OKWU AGS
  • An official copy of a student’s CDA certificate can be submitted for 9 hours of elective credit

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Admission Requirements

*All prospective undergraduate students must have earned a high school diploma or a certificate of graduation equivalency (GED)

*OKWU must receive ALL official high school and college transcripts and/or official GED results

Those entering with a high school diploma or fewer than 24 college semester credits with an official high school transcript, showing graduation date (must meet 2 out of 3 criteria):

  1. High School GPA of 2.0 or higher
  2. SAT/ACT scores of 860/18 or higher
  3. Ranked in the upper half of graduating class

Those entering with a GED:

  1. Official passing score

Those entering from another college or university with 24 or more semester credits:

  1. Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher


Students whose first language is not English (unless a US citizen) must have a TOEFL score of 69 or higher
Students must either own or have access to a computer with internet capabilities


An official copy of a student’s CDA certificate can be submitted for 9 hours of elective credit.