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Early Childhood Education, B.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

While many early childhood teacher candidates plan to teach young children in public schools, others are preparing for careers in private schools or child care centers where they hope to take on leadership positions in addition to teaching.

Program Overview

The undergraduate Early Childhood Education program at University of Maryland Baltimore County has two unique features. The first is that all undergraduates must complete an academic major in addition to the certification program. Many undergraduates choose to major in Psychology, American Studies, or Sociology but others have chosen English, Mathematics, Dance or other disciplines as their major. Through an Interdisciplinary major, early childhood teacher candidates can customize their education to prepare for leadership positions such as child care center director or to focus on an area of interest such as the arts or the environment in early childhood education.

Program Goals

  • Promoting Child Development and Learning
  • Building Family and Community Relationships
  • Observing, Documenting, and Assessing to Support Young Children and Families
  • Teaching and Learning

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:

  • Observation & Assessment in ECE
  • Creative Media Processes in ECE
  • Children's Literature
  • Field Experience in ECE (under 5)

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    95

    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:

    7

    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

  • A completed UMBC Undergraduate Admissions Application
  • A $75 nonrefundable application fee.
  • An official or attested copy of your current high school transcript/academic record including an English translation.
  • Official results of completion of state/national secondary school examinations.
  • A final high school transcript/leaving certificate upon completion of your senior year.
  • All non-native English speakers must submit official test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24338 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12169 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    24338 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12169 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4352 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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