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Child Care and Guidance, Associate Degree

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

What You'll Do

Students in the Child Care and Guidance program of the Southeast Missouri State University will:

  • Interact one-on-one with highly qualified faculty in face-toface and online classes.
  • Acquire first-hand knowledge of child development in action through experiential learning with children and families in a variety of University and community settings.
  • Apply child development knowledge to create healthy, supportive learning and care environments.
  • Be prepared to collaborate with allied professionals in government, corporate, education, and social service settings.

Internships & Career Opportunities

  • Child Advocacy Specialist
  • Child Care Program Director
  • Community Service Specialist
  • Early Interventionist
  • Child Care Assistant
  • Child Development Consultant
  • Developmental Assistant
  • Family Child Care Provider

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:

  • Relationships in the 21st Century
  • The Child
  • Children’s Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • Constructive Guidance and Discipline 
  • Family Theories
  • Observation: Perception and Process

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    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:

    5.5

    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.

General Requirements

  • Submit your Online application
  • Pay the $40 application fee
  • Passport
  • Academic transcripts
  • Affidavit of Financial Support and Proof of finances
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Standardized test scores (ACT, SAT, etc.) for scholarship consideration (Optional)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    431 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 431 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    431 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 431 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    225 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 225 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cape Girardeau

  • 800 - 1300 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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