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The Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education - online degree program from National Louis University prepares graduates to work with children from birth through age eight, including teaching in classrooms serving English Language Learners. 
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The Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education degree program from National Louis University coursework is aligned to meet the new Illinois Professional Teaching Standards (IL-PTS). Upon successful completion of all required coursework, graduates will earn a Professional Educator License (PEL) endorsed for early childhood and self-contained general education (birth to 2nd grade) and an English Language Learner (ELL) endorsement.


The number of subsidies for children from low-income families attending child care programs is rising. Additionally, there are a growing number of employers funding and operating child care centers for their employees. This increase in children being served through early child care programs will result in excellent opportunities for teachers within this industry.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Methods of Teaching Social Studies 
  • Teacher Education Practicum 
  • Teacher Preparation Curriculum and Assessment 
  • Early Childhood Learning, Growth & Development 
  • Integrated Preprimary Methodology in Early Childhood Education 
  • Early Language and Literature Development 
  • Early Childhood Educatiom Student Teaching 
  • Methods of Teaching Mathematics 
  • Literacy Methods 
  • Methods of Teaching Science 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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).

General Requirements

  • Successful completion of GEN 103
    • Successful completion of all Education Concentration courses
    • Successful completion of all pre-requisites general education courses as determined by the program
    • Achieve a GPA of 2.5 or better on all previous coursework, with a grade of “C” or better in all courses 

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10260 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    10260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10260 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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