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Early Childhood Education, B.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
, CT,
Our early childhood education program provides students with the knowledge and training to pursue a variety of careers in public and private schools as well as childcare centers and community programs.

About

Our program is distinctive by design.

  • Learning focuses on the complete early childhood span from infants through age 8.
  • The program integrates understanding of typical and atypical child development to prepare students to teach children across the learning spectrum.
  • Cross-disciplinary coursework includes early childhood development, psychology, sociology, and teacher preparation.
  • Rigorous professional preparation is provided through core theory, site-based observations, real-world fieldwork experiences, and two student-teaching semesters in area schools.
  • The degree leads to diverse early childhood careers or Connecticut teacher certification with a focus in birth to age 5 or pre-kindergarten to grade 3.

Students enjoy placements with children in pre-k or kindergarten and then, depending upon areas of interest, complete another placement in either birth to pre-kindergarten or grades 1, 2, and 3. All programs help shape students' professional identify in early childhood education and develop the professional skills needed to succeed in the field.

Accreditation

This programme is accredited by The Standard of Excellence in Teacher Preparation (NCATE).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Education: Schooling and Human Services 
  • Psychology of Exceptionalities 
  • Educational Psychology 
  • Guiding Children's Social Development and Learning: Effective Interactions with Children 
  • Assessment of the Whole Child
  • Working with Families and Community Services
  • Language, Literacy, and Linguistic Diversity 
  • Early Childhood Curriculum Development 
  • Student Teaching: Nursery-Kindergarten 
  • Contemporary Topics in Early Childhood Education
  • Foundations of Literacy Learning 
  • Infants and Toddlers: Development and Assessment 
  • Programs and Curriculum for Normal and Special-Needs Infants and Toddlers 
  • Student Teaching: Infant/Toddler 
  • Reading and Language Arts Instruction 
  • Foundations of Literacy Learning 
  • Early Childhood (K-3) Integrated Curriculum 
  • Student Teaching: Grades 1-3 

                                  English Language Requirements

                                  • Minimum required score:

                                    6.5

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                                  • Minimum required score:

                                    79

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                                  • Minimum required score:

                                    550

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                                  Academic Requirements

                                  You need the following GPA score:

                                  Required score: 3

                                  Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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

                                  • 80% (out of 100)
                                  • 70% (out of 100) India/Canada
                                  • GCSE - five *passes with grades of A,B or C. * Four of the five passes must be English, Mathematics, Natural/Physical  Science and Social Science
                                  • GCE - five * passes with grades of A,B or C. * Four of the five passes must be English, Mathematics, Natural/Physical Science and Social Science
                                  • Pearsons Test – score 52

                                          Tuition Fee

                                          • International

                                            45144 USD/year
                                            Tuition Fee
                                            Based on the original amount of 45144 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
                                          • National

                                            39220 USD/year
                                            Tuition Fee
                                            Based on the original amount of 39220 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
                                          We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                                          Living costs for West Hartford

                                          • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
                                            Living Costs

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

                                          Funding

                                          International Scholarship:

                                          • Undergraduate and Transfer students are considered for a partial tuition scholarship ($6,000.00 to $16,000.00). Scholarships are offered to the most qualified students making application for the Fall & Spring Academic Terms.

                                          Continuing Academic Talent Scholarship:

                                          • If you demonstrate above average performance while enrolled at the University you will be considered for a partial tuition scholarship ($2,000 to $4,000). You must complete 30 credit hours with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 out of 4.0. 

                                          Family Grant Programme:

                                          • If a student has a brother, sister, parent or spouse as a student, only one tuition fee will be paid full, while the other one will be halved.

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