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Early Childhood Leadership and Advocacy, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Dayton, OH, United States
Enhance your career — and your education — with the University of Dayton Early Childhood Leadership and Advocacy degree. This part-time, web-based undergraduate program is designed for experienced early childhood professionals who wish to continue their current career while pursuing their Bachelor of Science in Education .
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  • As an early childhood education major, you'll inspire children to love school — and ignite a lifelong passion for learning from the beginning of their education. Our program integrates early childhood courses with information about children with special learning needs, hands-on experience and constant support from your University of Dayton community. When you graduate, you'll be prepared to teach grades prekindergarten through three (ages three through eight).
  • You can be admitted to the University of Dayton after earning an associate degree (or equivalent) in early childhood or a related field and also meeting the University's 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, among other elective coursework.
  • Combined with the associate's degree, if you wish to complete the bachelor of science degree in early childhood leadership and advocacy, you 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 the University of Dayton for a total of 121 semester hours; and/or, a University-issued undergraduate certificate in early childhood leadership and advocacy.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • EDT 305Philosophy and History of American Education3
  • EDT 340Educating Diverse Student Populations in Inclusive Settings3
  • EDT 340LEducating Diverse Student Populations in Inclusive Settings Laboratory0
  • EDT 344Collaboration with Families, Professionals and Agencies3
  • EDT 460EEarly Childhood Program and Personnel Management3
  • EDT 460ELEarly Childhood Program and Personnel Management Laboratory0-1
  • EDT 461ESupporting Quality Curriculum and Instruction in Early Care and Education3
  • EDT 461ELSupporting Quality Curriculum and Instruction in Early Care and Education Laboratory0-
  • EDT 462ERegulations, Licensing and the Law in Early Care and Education3
  • EDT 462ELRegulations, Licensing and the Law in Early Care and Education Laboratory0-1
  • EDT 463EManaging Finances and Marketing in Early Care and Education3
  • EDT 463ELManaging Finances and Marketing in Early Care and Education Laboratory0-1
  • EDT 464EAdvocacy in Early Care and Education3
  • EDT 465EInternship and Practicum in Early Childhood Administration

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

Undergraduate International AdmissionInternational students applying for first-year or transfer admission to the University of Dayton must submit the following documents:
  • Application, including the essay. International students may complete either the Application for Undergraduate Admission and Scholarship or the Common Application. There is no application fee.
  • Letter of recommendation.
  • Official copy of secondary transcripts (in language of original issue) of all previously attended secondary schools, including dates of attendance, all subjects studied, grades earned and marks achieved on examinations; any transcripts not issued in English should be accompanied by a certified English translation.
  • TOEFL score (or equivalent).
  • F-1 and J-1 students must provide a letter of financial support and a bank statement showing sufficient funds to cover the first year of study.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39090 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    39090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39090 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dayton

  • 880 - 1360 USD/month
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