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Early Childhood - Elementary Education, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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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Overview

The Early Childhood/Elementary program 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
  • 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:

    5.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    61

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

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General Requirements

The University welcomes applications from undergraduate international students who demonstrate university-level language proficiency in English.Frostburg State University international student admission process focuses on three areas: (1) academic qualifications; (2) financial support; and (3) English language proficiency.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20320 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    20320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20320 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6600 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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Funding

Financial aid includes any grant, scholarship, loan or paid employment intended to help you meet your education-related expenses. It can come from a variety of federal and state agencies, foundations, corporations and universities, including FSU. You must be planning to take six credits or more per semester to qualify.

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