• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
The Education of Young Children (EYC) program at University of North Carolina Wilmington offers a Bachelor of Arts degree leading to Birth through Kindergarten (B-K) teacher licensure in North Carolina, as well as courses for individuals who wish to add Birth-Kindergarten or Preschool Add-on licensure to an existing degree or license.
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The Education of Young Children (EYC) program at University of North Carolina Wilmington has made special efforts to provide access to teacher education for a very diverse paraprofessional and practicing teacher population. We have scheduled most of our courses in the late afternoon or evening. Class sizes are typically small, which enhances sense of community within the program.

The EYC faculty members bring with them diverse experience in early childhood education. Interaction with faculty, who are involved in numerous research projects in child development and early childhood education, helps the EYC students acquire a broad knowledge in early care and education of young children.


The Education of Young Children Bachelor of Arts degree program is designed for people who will assume leadership roles as teachers, consultants, and directors of early childhood education programs in public and private schools. The program utilizes an interdisciplinary approach with a curriculum derived from psychology-child development, sociology and social work, nursing, special education and early childhood education.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Teacher, School and Society
  • Introduction to Early Childhood Education
  • Instructional Technology
  • Child Psychology
  • Sociology of the Family 
  • Play and Creative Arts
  • Child Observation and Assessment
  • Literacy Development in the Early Years
  • Mathematics and Science for the Early Years
  • Child Guidance

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Completed online application.
    • Non-refundable $80 application fee (check or money order in U.S. dollars and drawn on a U.S. bank, payable to UNCW).
    • Essay & short answer
    • An official transcript, translated into English (translation must be certified), of grades from secondary school.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18508 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18508 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    4400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4400 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Wilmington

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


Each year, the application opens on December 1 and closes on March 1.  You must be a newly admitted or current student to access the scholarship application.  Available scholarships include both merit-and need based awards, however the number of available awards varies from year to year.  

Entering freshmen who are selected to receive a scholarship award may view it on their financial aid award letter that is mailed in April and electronically in Seanet on their account.  Returning student recipients will be able to view their award in Seanet by July 1.

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