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Early Childhood Education, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
West Hartford, CT, United States
Our bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education at University of Hartford will give you the knowledge and training to pursue a variety of careers in public and private schools as well as childcare centers and community programs. 
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The degree leads to preparation for Connecticut teacher certification with a focus in birth to age 5 or pre-kindergarten to grade 3.

You’ll receive extensive professional preparation through core theory, site-based observations, real-world fieldwork experiences, and two student teaching semesters in area schools.

All programs help shape our students’ professional identity in early childhood education and develop the professional skills to succeed in the field.

Our Early Childhood Education program at University of Hartford 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.
  • Our small class sizes allow students to receive plenty of individual mentoring from our experienced faculty.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    125 alternative credits
  • 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:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 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

  • Web Application - Please complete this online application.
  • The Common Application – Please complete this application if you are attending a High/Prep School in the US or an International School overseas.
  • If English is not your native language you are required to prove that your language ability is meets our minimum standard.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40490 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40490 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    40490 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40490 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for West Hartford

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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