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Early Childhood Education, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

The B.S. in Early Childhood Education at Eastern Illinois University leads to teacher licensure with an Early Childhood (birth through grade 3) endorsement.  Graduates are employed as teachers in pre-primary and primary classrooms as well as private preschool centers. 

The Department of Early Childhood, Elementary and Middle Level Education is committed to fostering the development of professional educators within diverse settings while building upon the natural leadership abilities of our students.

We strive to model innovative techniques and reflective practices in order to provide our students with unique opportunities to translate theory and research into effective and practical instructional applications.

Through modeling, mentoring and providing services, we support and pursue local and global partnerships and participate in collaborative scholarly endeavors.

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 include:

  • Art for Teachers in the Elementary Grades
  • Language Acquisition
  • Education in a Diverse Society: The Multilingual/Multicultural Classroom
  • Teaching and Learning with Technology in Classrooms
  • Introduction to Teaching as a Profession
  • The Whole Child: Teaching and Learning in the Educational Environment

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    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:

    6

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    500

    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.

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

  • Official records (transcripts or mark sheets) beginning with secondary school. A minimum grade point average of a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale is required. All transcripts become property of this University. 
  • English Language Proficiency Requirement
  • A completed International Student Financial Affidavit Form and a bank statement (submitted online via MyEIU account), documenting sufficient funding for the intended program of study.
  • A passport copy is required.
  • Non-refundable application fee of $30.00 U.S. in the form of a check, certified check or money order made payable to Eastern Illinois University, application fee is valid for one year.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    378 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 378 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    378 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 378 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    302 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 302 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Charleston

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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