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Early Childhood Education, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 105 days
, AZ, | Online
Research child development and early interventions for children from birth to pre-K, and master the content knowledge needed for your grades K-3 initial licensure. Offered by the College of Education, this bachelors in early childhood education program provides the fundamentals for teaching and the coursework to prepare you to become a highly qualified teacher.


In small, dynamic academic settings, immerse yourself in faculty-led discussions with others passionate about the field of early childhood education. Study concepts that introduce you to teaching and learning in the 21st century classroom and strategies to build literacy and language skills in children, birth to eight years old. Internship experiences throughout the online bachelors in early childhood degree program allow you to apply instructional methods and work with students of varying age groups, intellect and cultures. All coursework in this program aligns with the national teaching standards.

In the bachelors in early childhood education degree, you focus on topics to help develop young minds. Using research-based evidence, increase your awareness of the stages of growth and development and the related milestones. In addition, you explore ways to gauge children's attention and implement learning activities in creative ways. During internship experiences, taken throughout your program, child guidance and activity are examined during in a birth to preschool setting and in a K-3 setting. As a graduate who has successfully completed the coursework and state requirements, you may meet requirements for licensure in Arizona.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 105 days
    • Duration description
      Online: 7 weeks Campus: 15 weeks
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Instruction methods for the exceptional learner and non-English speakers
  • Classroom engagement and management techniques
  • Developmental milestones and methods of evaluation
  • Curriculum development and teaching for language arts, math, science, health, social studies and the arts

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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).

Programs leading to teacher certification may require practicum hours, state exams, student teaching and an institutional recommendation from Grand Canyon University.

All students must submit either acceptable high school or college transcripts to be considered for full admission into the University. Additionally, if students cannot meet the GPA requirements with their transcripts, but have test scores or a college-GPA that meets admissions requirements, students will be eligible for full admission. If both the degree-bearing transcript and the test scores do not meet admission requirements, students may be accepted with specifications. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8250 USD per semester and a duration of 105 days.
  • National

    16500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8250 USD per semester and a duration of 105 days.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Campus: $8250 per semester

Online: $440 per credit

Living costs for Phoenix

  • 900 - 1450 USD/month
    Living Costs

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