48 months
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31712 USD/year
31712 USD/year
12260 USD/year
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About

The courses in the Human Development and Family Studies - Early Childhood Professions major at Colorado State University prepare students for careers in early childhood education as well as professional work with children across a variety of settings, including working with children with disabilities, in healthcare settings, and community agencies.

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Overview

This concentration focuses on early childhood development from birth to eight years old and therefore is an ideal choice for first and second year HDFS majors who plan to apply to the competitive on-campus Major in Early Childhood Education during their sophomore year.

This Human Development and Family Studies - Early Childhood Professions major at Colorado State University  is also the preferred choice for students interested in the early childhood education careers that do not require teacher licensure, for students who will pursue a graduate degree and licensure in childhood education, and those interested in combining this concentration with another concentration in pre-health, prevention, and intervention sciences, or leadership and entrepreneurial professions. 

Students interested in working with children with special needs, those seeking director qualifications in early childhood education, and those seeking other relevant credentials would also benefit from choosing this concentration. The curriculum incorporates courses from several disciplines that focus on early child development, education, diversity, and professional skills. 

Potential Occupations

Graduates with a major in HDFS are prepared to work in a range of human service sector settings including youth services organizations; early childhood, elementary, adolescent, and parent education programs; health-care settings; juvenile and adult corrections and criminal justice; family and community services; and programs serving older adults, including long-term care facilities. 

Additionally, this concentration is the preferred choice for students interested in early childhood education careers that do not require teacher licensure, for students who will pursue a graduate degree and licensure in childhood education, and those interested in combining the concentration with another concentration in pre-health, prevention, and intervention sciences, or leadership and entrepreneurial professions. Students interested in working with children with special needs, those seeking director qualifications in early childhood education, and those seeking other relevant credentials would also benefit from choosing this concentration. The curriculum incorporates courses from several disciplines that focus on early child development, education, diversity, and professional skills. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Research Methods
  • Lifespan Intervention and Prevention Science
  • Couple and Family Studies
  • Risk and Resilience Across the Lifespan
  • Creative Experiences for Children
  • Practicum-Professional Skills
  • Disabilities in Early Childhood Education

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All first-year freshman students will submit an application using the Common Application. Your application will be reviewed after we receive all of the required items.
  • Transcripts: Submit your most recent transcripts or mark sheets. We will ask for additional materials if necessary. Only transcripts sent directly from the school or stamped and sealed are considered official.
  • Personal statement: Your personal statement, commonly called an essay, is your opportunity to help us understand what makes you unique beyond your grades and transcripts. Your personal statement will be reviewed during your admission decision, for consideration for any competitive majors, and for financial aid decisions.
  • Recommendation: One recommendation from a counselor or teacher is required.
  • English proficiency test results
  • Immigration documents (for international students)
  • ACT or SAT results (optional for international students)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31712 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31712 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    31712 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31712 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12260 USD per year during 48 months.

Online tuition:  $476 per credit

Living costs for Fort Collins

1210 - 1800 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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