• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Waterbury, CT, United States| Online
 With an Early Childhood Education degree from Post University, you can pursue a new position or promotion in a variety of early childhood education jobs, such as paraprofessional, teaching assistant, assistant teacher, home visitor, family service worker, social service specialist or in-home care provider (nanny).
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Overview

Teaching is your passion. You love helping and watching kids grow and learn through play. 

Program Highlights

Through rich class discussions, research assignments, and off-site learning opportunities, you will learn appropriate skills and techniques to support the development of children aged birth through 8 years old. Gain an understanding of the characteristics and developmental stages of infants, toddlers, and young children; and build strategies that support children developing typically as well as those with special needs. This program will also help you:

  • Apply your knowledge and understanding of family, culture and community characteristics when building effective relationships with families and children
  • Create appropriate program plans that foster positive self-esteem, promote social skills and increase multicultural awareness
  • Effectively and professionally communicate (verbally and in writing) with classmates, children, families, cooperating teachers, and community workers

As part of the coursework, you will participate in two internship experiences in educational settings, where you will apply your knowledge of best practices for planning, teaching, observing and assessing children’s ongoing development and learning as you work collaboratively with your peers, cooperating teacher, and your course instructor.

Upon completion of your early childhood education classes, you will have learned to formulate a developmentally appropriate approach to the educations of young children. This program is in alignment with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards, and teach young children using the Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards (aged birth through 5 years old).

Each Early Childhood Education course at Post University is taught by faculty who have extensive experience in the field. They bring their expertise and integrity into the classroom, while our professional staff provides a level of personal support to help you reach your goals. From the moment you enroll, they will be available to answer any questions and help you overcome any obstacles.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date We did our best, but couldn't find the next application deadline and start date information online.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • College Writing
  • Literature and Composition
  • Introduction to Communication
  • Introduction to Computing
  • Social Studies in Early Childhood Education Classrooms
  • Children's Literature and Language Arts
  • Teaching Exceptional Learners

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    75

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General Requirements

  • Possess a General Education Development (GED) certificate or state-specific equivalent diploma.
  • Possess a Home Study certificate or transcript from a Home Study program that is equivalent to high school level and recognized by the applicant’s home state, and they must be beyond the age of compulsory attendance in that state.
Applicants must attest to high school graduation or equivalent. Acceptable forms of attestation may include proof of graduation included on the FAFSA, or any document deemed acceptable by the US Department of Education.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    505 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 505 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    505 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 505 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Waterbury

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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