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Early Childhood - Early Childhood Special Education, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Radford, VA, United States
This program will add theoretical and practical knowledge to your already established passion for education, in order to develop you into a top professional of the education system. 



  • Graduate in four years with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies and the Birth to 5, Children with Disabilities license
  • Provide developmental services or service coordination for children birth to three or teach children in an early childhood special education class, Head Start or a child care program.
  • Continue for a fifth year to earn a Master of Science degree in Education and a PreK to 3rd grade license
  • Teach children in kindergarten, first, second, or third grade.


This program is accredited by National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Educators (NCATE)

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

Division for Early Childhood (DEC), Southern Association of Colleges (SACS)

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mathematics
  • History
  • Economy
  • Humanities
  • Biology
  • Management
  • Early Development and Learning
  • Language Development and Disorders
  • Assessment
  • Behavioral Management
  • Collaborative Skills
  • Teaching Techniques
  • Classroom Management

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

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    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Application for admission
    • Official transcripts
    • SAT I and/or ACT scores
    • All the above plus:
    • SAT II scores in the following subjects:
    • Writing
    • Math (Level Ic or IIc)
    • Third area of study to be chosen by the applicant
    • An official college transcript showing the student has taken and passed a college-level English course and a math course equivalent to Algebra 2.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23292 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11646 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    23292 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11646 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11210 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5605 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Radford

  • 996 - 1630 USD/month
    Living Costs

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



  • William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan: Freshman are eligible to borrow up to $5500 in Direct Loan funds, with no more than $3500 in Subsidized funds
  • Federal Perkins Loan: $5,500 for each year of undergraduate study. The total amount you can borrow as an undergraduate is $27,500. $8000 for each year of graduate or professional study. The total amount you can borrow as a graduate/professional student is $60,000.
  • Federal Graduate PLUS Loan: Students can borrow up to the financial aid cost of attendance for the academic year.
  • College Scholarship Assistance Program
  • Commonwealth Award
  • Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program
  • Red and White and Academic Excellence Scholarships

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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