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Early Childhood Education, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Rock Hill, SC, United States
The curriculum includes the exploration of current research and practice related to Early Childhood Education. Winthrop University students also benefit from hands-on experiences in local schools. 
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Overview

The Early Childhood Education curriculum focuses on a conceptual framework highlighting the teacher as an educational leader and prepares graduates for the ever-changing world of education.

Courses leading to the Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education provide students with the opportunity to explore current research in the field. The major requires 62 semester hours in the professional education sequence, including approximately 29 semester hours in the core curriculum. Additionally, students analyze and apply new learning and teaching strategies in a variety of field settings including child care centers, Macfeat Early Childhood Laboratory School, and public school classrooms in surrounding areas.

Students pursuing Bachelor of Science degrees in the Richard Riley College of Education at Winthrop University have two options for working with young students: Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education. Both fields incorporate a research-based curriculum with practical, real world classroom experiences in the area elementary schools. The conceptual framework provides an infrastructure for preparing Winthrop graduates as teachers and educational leaders in the ever-changing world of education.

Mission Statement

Winthrop University provides personalized and challenging undergraduate, graduate, and continuing professional education programs of national caliber within a context dedicated to public service to the nation and to the State of South Carolina. Winthrop's longtime commitment to be among the very best institutions of its kind in the nation continually guides the mission of the university.

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:

  • Developing Observation and Analysis Skills
  • Developmental Sciences and the Context of Poverty
  • Assessment to Meet Diverse Needs
  • Internship: Contextual Factors
  • Internship: Assess and Instruct
  • Education in a Democracy
  • Supporting the English as Second Lang Learner in the Gen Ed Classroom
  • Supporting Exceptional & Gifted Learners in Gen Ed Classroom
  • Tech in the Inclusive Classroom
  • Acad & Social Strat for Establishing Positive Classrm Climate
  • Home-School-Community Partners with Diverse Families
  • Early Intervention for Special Needs
  • Contemporary Strategies for Curriculum Integration
  • Capstone for Ed Leaders

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    68

    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:

    6

    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:

    520

    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

  • Undergraduate applicants (beginning freshmen and transfers) must submit official transcripts, mark sheets and examination certificates in their native language for all secondary and/or postsecondary coursework, along with certified, literal (exact) English translations for documents not originally issued in English.
  • Official and original results of any standardized tests, such as SAT and ACT examinations 
  • Official documentation of English proficiency (see specific English language requirements below).
  • A non-refundable application fee of U.S. $60 must accompany the application.
  • A clear photocopy of identity page of passport (to ensure correct spelling of applicant's name and verification of birthdate).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29636 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14818 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    29636 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14818 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    15306 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7653 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Rock Hill

  • 1024 - 1790 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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