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Early Childhood Education - Teaching Emphasis - Licensure, Early Childhood Education, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Greeley, CO, United States
With its long history of teacher education, the University of Northern Colorado is highly regarded for its teaching philosophy and outstanding graduates. When you choose UNC’s Early Childhood Teacher Education program, you are choosing a program that offers small class sizes, passionate faculty and hours of field and classroom experience.


The Early Childhood Teacher Education Program also offers a minor in early childhood for students outside the College of Education (such as pediatricians, nurses and speech pathologists) who seek a career working with children and families.

Led by dedicated early childhood professors who are actively involved in teaching and research, you’ll develop a range of specialized skills to work with children from birth through age 8. You’ll benefit from extensive field-based learning opportunities that provide valuable classroom experience in both birth-5 and K-3 settings.

Small class sizes and many opportunities to volunteer in schools and communities (such as after-school tutoring and our Waste Not Food program) allow you to deepen your education and develop professional relationships for future success.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • Infant and Toddler Theory and Practice
  • Guidance Strategies for Children
  • Teaching Young Bilingual Children
  • Curriculum Development: Methods and Techniques
  • Family Diversity and Involvement Early Childhood Education
  • Creative Expression and Play in Early Childhood
  • School programs 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.8

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.8 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

To apply to UNC, you’ll need to submit the following:

  • A completed UNC application
  • $45 application fee (nonrefundable, payable by credit card or debit card) or request a need-based fee waiver when submitting the application
  • Your official high school transcript (which should be sent directly to UNC from your high school)
  • Your official ACT or SAT scores - UNC will accept scores from high school transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18996 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9498 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    9552 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4776 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Greeley

  • 950 - 1350 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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