Early Childhood Education, Bachelor | Arizona State University | Tempe Junction, United States
48 months
32760 USD/year
29952 USD/year
10978 USD/year
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The BAE program in Early Childhood Education at Arizona State University prepares students to meet the educational, behavioral and social-emotional needs of children, ages birth to age 8 or grade 3.


This Early Childhood Education program at Arizona State University focuses on child development and best practices in early childhood education, including the skills to create inclusive learning environments; conduct instructional design, planning and facilitation; and assess, monitor and report the progress of young children.

Extensive professional experiences are built into this program to prepare students to enter the teaching profession after graduation. Students complete internships prior to a full-time teaching residency. Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College has developed a distinctive approach to teacher-preparation, which includes student participation in internships and residencies while receiving guidance and support from faculty members and highly qualified certified teachers. Professional experiences are designed to prepare graduates to work with mutually supportive colleagues to address the academic and social-emotional needs of learners.

Graduates are eligible to earn an institutional recommendation from ASU for Arizona teacher certification in Early Childhood, birth--grade 3 or age 8, as well as a Structured English Immersion, preK--12, endorsement from the Arizona Department of Education. In order to teach in an Arizona public school, graduates must pass the appropriate Arizona educator exams: National Evaluation Series or Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessments.

Career opportunities

There is a strong demand for early childhood educators in Arizona and nationwide. Many graduates with a degree in early childhood education hold leadership positions in Head Start, private nonprofit and private for-profit center-based programs, and public school early childhood environments.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social and Emotional Development of the Young Child
  • Instructional Thought and Action: Instructional Design and Planning
  • Instructional Thought and Action: Assessment for Learning
  • Professional Educator Series: Building a Professional Network
  • Arts Integration for Young Children
  • Systems, Policy, and Advocacy in Early Childhood/Special Education
  • Number Sense, Spatial Relationships, and Measurement and Data for Early Childhood Education Teaching
  • Instructional Thought and Action: Learning Environment and Management
  • Literacy: The Science of Reading
  • Professional Educator Series: Educational Policies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • First-year students must have a 3.00 grade point average (GPA) from a secondary school.
  • Must have three years of high school work (If you are currently in high school, ASU needs to see 9–11 grade work. If you have completed high school then ASU needs to see 10–12 grade work).
  • Must have and present a completed high school diploma or certificate.

To apply:

  • Complete the undergraduate application for admission.
  • Submit the nonrefundable application fee.
  • Have official transcript(s) and examination results sent directly from your school(s) or exam board to Admission Services. Provide English translations of all documents not issued in English.
  • Provide evidence of English language proficiency.
  • Submit your ACT or SAT scores (optional).
  • Submit your student visa application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32760 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    29952 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29952 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    10978 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10978 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Tempe Junction

900 - 1350 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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