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Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #62 (ARWU) Nashville, TN, United States
Students in this Early Childhood and Elementary Education program offered by Vanderbilt University pursue a research-grounded, practice-intensive program leading to either licensure in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education, or both.
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Overview

Students majoring Early Childhood and Elementary Education at Vanderbilt University add a second non-education major, required for teacher licensure and adding valuable preparation for a wide variety of professional options. Second majors often directly complement the Teacher Education requirements, enriching student development through a multiple-lensed-approach to education. Additionally, the program of studies for Teacher Education majors contains approximately 60 hours of liberal education courses that are taken across the University.

Key facts

  • Beginning in the first year, students visit and observe classrooms in local schools and agencies. Field experiences become more intensive and practice-driven through the sophomore and junior years, with a full semester of Student Teaching in senior year. These real-classroom experiences, in conjunction with university course work, help students integrate educational theory, research, and classroom practice. 
  • Technology is integrated throughout the programs to support students' learning. Additionally, faculty academic advisors build strong mentoring relationships with students, monitoring and supporting students' progress through their programs of study. Students are paired with experienced first-year advisors to help navigate their initial transition to the college, then linked to faculty advisors whose academic interests overlap the students’ for the remainder of their program.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Language & Literacy Learning in Young Children
  • Practicum in Teaching Early Childhood Reading & Language Arts
  • Methods of Language & Literacy Instruction in Early Childhood
  • Parents & Their Developing Children

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    70

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General Requirements

  • All required parts of the Coalition Application, Common Application, or QuestBridge Application
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee, or fee waiver for qualified students
  • Official high school transcript
  • Counselor letter of recommendation
  • Two academic teacher recommendations
  • Optional for students applying for fall 2021 entry:  SAT or ACT scores 
  • Official results of the TOEFL, TOEFL Special Home Edition, IELTS, PTE Academic, or Duolingo English Test if applicable
  • A completed College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile, if applicable

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52780 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52780 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Nashville

  • 1183 - 2200 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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