Partner College Spotlight: Vanguard University of Southern California

Partner College Spotlight: Vanguard University of Southern California

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At StraighterLine our mission is to help make it easier for students to reach their career goals by streamlining the path to college and supporting their success along the way. One way we do this is by partnering with colleges and universities, like Vanguard University of Southern California, that offer convenient, in-demand degree programs that match our quality standards. For nearly 100 years, Vanguard University of Southern California has provided a college education that helps busy students excel in the workplace and make a difference in the world around them. The school also makes every effort to transfer in as many units as possible for transfer students – up to 90 semester credit hours depending on the program.

About Vanguard University of Southern California

Vanguard University of Southern California is a leading private Christian university in the heart of Orange County, California. Vanguard offers traditional undergraduate, professional studies (accelerated evening courses), and graduate programs. The school believes a student’s education goes beyond a diploma, that knowledge gained in the classroom is just one part of a student’s journey. As a part of this educational philosophy, Vanguard’s students learn from professor-mentors with real world expertise. Vanguard offers a variety of bachelor’s, professional study, and master’s degrees – many of which are fully online. There are 14 departments in the undergraduate college which offer students 32 distinct fields of study. The professional studies program offers certificates in business, nursing, psychology, theology, early childhood, and anti-human trafficking. Graduate programs include master’s in clinical psychology, organizational psychology, leadership studies, theology, and education. A special area of focus for the school is its professional studies program which offers individualized tracks for professionals working towards associates, bachelors, and certificates. One such program is its Early Childhood track.

Vanguard University’s Online B.A. in Early Childhood Education

Vanguard University of Southern California

Vanguard’s Early Childhood Education (ECE) degree program is intended to be highly flexible and transfer friendly. It is fully online and students are encouraged to meet their gen-ed requirements through StraighterLine. Classes are available year-round and students can choose the start date that fits their schedule best. Vanguard’s early childhood program also provides concentration opportunities, including STEM/STEAM and Special Education. Students are able to fill concentration requirements without taking extra courses or credits. 99% of ECE students transfer in from other colleges. Most complete all required early childhood major courses in a year. The majority of students who enroll in the program already work in the ECE field. However, students new to early childhood education are also encouraged to enroll. Those who need an internship and/or job opportunities will be connected with early childhood education centers through school administrators.

Earning Your Degree

By partnering with StraighterLine, Vanguard University of Southern California makes it convenient for students to fulfill the school’s gen-ed requirements. This is particularly helpful to students who are looking to earn their degree in less time or want to take advantage of the convenience and flexibility that self-paced online courses offer. For the early education program, up to 59 total transfer credits can be earned by taking StraighterLine courses for the early childhood degree. Students interested in this route should connect with our admissions team for the exact details and to ensure the most accurate and time effective path to completing their general education requirements. Early Education graduates are prepared for a wide variety of jobs in the ECE field; many students become a director of an early child education center. To learn more, interested students should visit Vanguard University’s early childhood program. For general inquiries, you can contact the Vanguard’s admissions team at [email protected]  or or at (714) 668-6130. StraighterLine offers self-paced general education courses that meet undergraduate requirements for programs at Vanguard University. View our course equivalency guide and enroll today!    

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