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Early Education and Care

South Dakota State University

48 months
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351 USD/credit
351 USD/credit
351 USD/credit
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About

Research shows that quality care and education for young children is critically important, and the demand for qualified teachers of young children is great. The Early Education and Care course at South Dakota State University is an online undergraduate program provided by seven universities working in collaboration. 

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

This program will prepare you to work in early childhood settings with young children, especially those whose family members are highly mobile. 

When students complete the program they will be qualified to work in a variety of programs that offer early care and education in the community and on military installations.  

Some of the Early Education and Care course at South Dakota State University  include: childcare centers and homes, infant/toddler and preschool programs, Head Start programs, and before and after-school programs for children ages birth to eight.

Career Opportunities

  • Child care provider
  • Preschool teacher
  • Para-professional
  • Head start or early head start
  • Afterschool or boys & girls clubs

Accreditation

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Early Experience and Lab
  • Health, Safety and Nutrition of Young Children 
  • Child Development - Birth to 3 
  • Child Development - 4 to 8 
  • Child Guidance and Classroom Environments 
  • Professional Development for Early Childhood Education Providers 
  •  Diversity in the Lives of Young Children and Families 
  • Technology and Young Children

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • International students are eligible to participate in our fully online programs but must do so outside the U.S. due to visa regulations. In addition, students should apply at least 6 months before the application deadline for our fully online programs.

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
5.5
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
61

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
2.6

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
5.5
Start practicing IELTS today!
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
44
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application Note: New and transferring international (F-1 visa) undergraduate students should be at least 17 years of age by the time they begin their studies at SDSU.
  • Grade Point Average (GPA)

New undergraduate students should have the equivalent of a 2.6 GPA on a 4.0 scale in the US

Transfer students who have completed 30 or more credits at another US college or university should have a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.   

  • Academic Records
  • English Language Proficiency
  • All new undergraduate students (not transfer students) are required to provide proof of their English language proficiency. Scores must be submitted within two years of taking the test. Students from certain countries and based on their educational background may not have to submit scores.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    351 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 351 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    351 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 351 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    351 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 351 USD per credit during 48 months.

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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