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Early Childhood - Elementary Education, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Frostburg, MD, United States
Frostburg State University’s Early Childhood - Elementary Education bachelor’s program is one of only two in Maryland to offer dual certification. When you graduate from this degree program, you will be prepared to teach in any prekindergarten through sixth grade classroom. As a participant in the program, you will complete an early childhood specialization. 
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The Early Childhood - Elementary Education program at Frostburg State University is a well-balanced preparation for teaching that includes challenging classroom assignments and extensive field experience working in our partner schools. The program’s high standards and excellent reputation have resulted in an outstanding job placement record for our teacher graduates.

Program highlights

  • Complete extensive field experiences that prepare you well for a teaching career.
  • Join an FSU learning community to enhance your understanding of the teaching profession and increase your leadership skills in the field.
  • Create and present a portfolio illustrating your experiences in the Early Childhood and Elementary classrooms and demonstrating growth over the course of your four-year program.
  • Take part in our active Student Education Association chapter and begin building your network of professional connections in teaching.
  • Use FSU educational resources such as the Children’s Literature Center that integrates our students into the Frostburg community to promote reading and to build skills for working with children of different ages.

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

  • Problem Solving for Elementary Teachers
  • Music and Creative Interaction for the Elementary Classroom 
  • Health and Physical Education for the Elementary Classroom 
  • Visual Imagery
  • Early Childhood Foundations 
  • Early Childhood Learning Environment, Materials and Methods
  • Early Childhood Education Curriculum Development, Implementation and Assessment
  • Adults in the Child’s World 
  • Field Experience in Early Childhood Education
  • General Psychology
  • Introduction to Lifespan Development

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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

General Requirements

  • Submit an original Application for Admission to Frostburg State University. 
  • Pay the one-time application fee of $45.00 (USD) to Frostburg State University. 
  • Submit official or school certified academic transcript(s) from all high schools and/or colleges/universities attended.  
  • Submit an International Student Certification of Financial Support form along with required supporting financial documents.  

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20800 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    20800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20800 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6700 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Frostburg

  • 1216 - 2060 USD/month
    Living Costs

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