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Early Childhood Education P-3 (with Elementary Education Option), B.A.E.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) , WA,
The program in Early Childhood Education P-3 (with Elementary Education Option) at Western Washington University consists of an academic major in Early Childhood Education and a sequence of professional certification courses that lead to dual endorsements for teacher licensure Pre-K through third grade and K-8th grade.

About

Upon completion of the Early Childhood Education P-3 (with Elementary Education Option) program at Western Washington University, candidates can work in childcare centers, preschools, Head Start programs, and primary grades in public schools. The course work offers a combination of theory, methods, and field experiences in a variety of early childhood education settings.

Students seeking a bachelor's degree with teacher certification and an endorsement in early childhood education (P-3) and K-8th grade licensure must complete the General University Requirements, the Early Childhood Education (P-3) Major, and the professional education coursework.

Why Consider an Early Childhood Education P-3 with Elementary Education Option Major?

The Early Childhood Education (P-3) major has several unique program features:

  • Students attend classes with other early childhood education students as a cohort group throughout the program.
  • Students gain experience in teaching children in three age groups (infant/toddlers, pre-primary and primary) and in a variety of settings.
  • Students are taught to understand and respect intercultural/familial diversity as they learn to develop partnerships with families.
  • Students learn to use inquiry tools and process for developing meaningful and integrated learning experiences for young children.
Sample Careers

Elementary Education Teacher (P-3) | Head Start | Childcare

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Fall Quarter - Early Action deadline: November 1
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    133 credits (major and professional program) alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Preschool Practicum and Seminar
  • Creativity & Play in ECE
  • Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education
  • Environments for Early Learning
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Child Guidance: Principles and Practices
  • Family and Community Relationships
  • Curriculum Planning in Early Childhood Education
  • Early Development Variations
  • Assessment and Intervention in Early Childhood Special Education

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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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Academic Requirements

National students

  • The Freshman Application for Admission and Scholarships, including essay and activities list
  • $60 non-refundable application fee (fee waiver may be available)
  • Unofficial high school transcript or GED submitted electronically or by mail
  • Official ACT or SAT scores sent from the testing agency or your high school

International students

  • The International Student Application for Admission submitted by the application deadline
  • $60 non-refundable application fee
  • Official academic credentials
  • Evidence of English language proficiency
  • Statement of Financial Responsibility

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21801 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21801 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6387 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6387 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
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  • 10-18 credits per quarter

Living costs for Bellingham

  • 1109 - 1690 USD/month
    Living Costs

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