• Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Early Childhood Education - Cooperative Elementary Education  program at South Dakota State University  includes the theory and practice of working with children and their families and communities. Students complete a student teaching experience at the Fishback Center for Early Childhood Education and at a selected public school. It typically takes five years to complete the cooperative program.

This Early Childhood Education - Cooperative Elementary Education program at South Dakota State University will be a good fit if you:

  • Enjoy working with youths
  • Are interested in studying and teaching in a specific subject area
  • Are a patient, positive, creative, energetic person
  • Have strong communication skills
  • Are willing to work hard to overcome challenges

Career Opportunities

  • Teacher
  • Para-professional
  • Youth development specialist
  • Youth mentor
  • Director of childcare

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Credits
    141 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended, Online

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Early Experience and Lab 
  • Field Experience 
  • Child Development I: Prenatal to 2 
  • Child Development II: 3 to 8 Years 
  • Pedagogy and Curriculum and Lab 
  • Play and Inquiry and Lab 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    500

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:

    44

    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. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

    More about PTE Academic

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.6

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.6 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

  • 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

  • International

    372 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 372 USD per credit and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    372 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 372 USD per credit and a duration of 60 months.
  • In-State

    257 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 257 USD per credit and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Brookings

  • 1085 - 1890 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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