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Early Childhood Development Education, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
University rank #501 (WUR) Moscow, ID, United States
This Early Childhood Development Education program from University of Idaho focuses on enhancing the skills and knowledge base of early childhood educators for their important work with young children. You will study teaching methods, explore child development and family relations, and learn about special education strategies. 
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Research shows that quality care and education for young children is critically important, and the demand for qualified teachers of young children is great.

Much of your training takes place in real-world settings for infants and toddlers, preschoolers and primary-grade children.

Students who complete this program are eligible for the Idaho Early Childhood Education/Early Childhood Special Education (ECE/ECSE) blended teacher certification.

This Early Childhood Development Education program from University of Idaho could be a good fit if you:

  • Enjoy working with young children
  • Are or want to become a teacher of young children
  • Have strong communication and leadership skills
  • Are involved in your community

Career Outcomes

With this degree, you could become a/an:

  • Preschool teacher
  • K-3 teacher
  • Special education teacher
  • Child development specialist
  • Director of early child care program
  • Child care provider

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Integrated Seminar 
  • Natural Science 
  • Introduction to Early Childhood Education 
  • College Writing & Rhetoric 
  • Introduction to College Writing 
  • History or Intro to Political Science 
  • Public Speaking 
  • Parent/Child Rel. in Family & Comm.
  • Development Curriculum for Young Children 
  • Principles & Methods of Child Observation
  • Teaching Culturally Diverse Learners
  • Educating for Exceptionalities

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

  • 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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Undergraduate applicants who have no previous work at the post-secondary level must have at least a 2.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) from a secondary school. Students must also meet the criteria for admission to university level study in their home country.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27540 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    8304 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8304 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Moscow

  • 750 - 1100 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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