Southern New Hampshire University

Early Childhood Education, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    30756 USD/year
    Tuition fee
    30756 USD/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
A BA in Early Childhood Education at the Southern New Hampshire University prepares you to teach early learners in preschool through third grade in New Hampshire and many other states. In this major, you will study child development, family systems, and curriculum and instruction methods that reflect the unique needs of children from preschool through age 8.

About

At the Southern New Hampshire University, you won’t have to wait to see if teaching is right for you. Here you will begin working in real classrooms as early as your first semester, freshman year. (Many schools don’t offer field experience until senior year or even later.) The Early Childhood Education major provides a solid background in developmental theory and practice and a strong foundation in an academic content area.

See Yourself Succeed with a BA in Early Childhood Education

The early childhood education major provides a solid background in developmental theory and practice and a strong foundation in an academic content area.

  • Certification in early childhood education allows for a wide range of career opportunities in multiple settings.
  • Earn a dual certification in special education for grades K-12 at the same time.
  • Gain a specialization with a minor in another academic discipline.
  • Put education theory into practice right away - SNHU undergraduate students work in real classrooms beginning first semester, freshman year.

As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of majoring in early childhood education at SNHU include:

  • Supportive community. Join the SNHU campus community of fewer than 3,000 students, with faculty and staff dedicated to your success.
  • Affordability. SNHU is one of the most affordable private, nonprofit universities in New Hampshire, and students with GPAs of 2.5 and higher could receive up to $18,000 in grants and scholarships.
  • Accessible faculty. Learn from highly credentialed faculty who are experts in their fields and interact with you in the classroom, dining hall, fitness center and the stands.
  • Opportunity. Tap into our nationwide network of alumni and strong connections with employers for internship and career opportunities.
  • Campus experience. Enjoy more than 50 student clubs, champion Division II athletics and fun events on our 300-acre campus in Manchester, NH, named a "Best Place to Live" by Money magazine.

Internships & Outcomes

The undergraduate early childhood education degree prepares you to teach early learners in preschool through third grade in New Hampshire and many other states. You'll gain field experience and develop an e-portfolio of your work to show prospective employers.

You'll also be prepared for a number of career opportunities in various classroom and other settings.

Although competitive, the outlook for early education jobs in the years ahead looks promising:

  • Many veteran teachers approaching retirement will drive demand for new early education teachers
  • Parents will continue to seek quality early childhood programs for their children.

This program is approved by the New Hampshire State Department of Education for Teacher Certification as leading to an initial teacher’s license or endorsement in New Hampshire. Southern New Hampshire University cannot guarantee licensure, certification, endorsement, or salary benefits.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses Included

  • Family and Culture
  • Introduction to Education
  • Assessment, Accountability and Teaching in the Classroom
  • Science for Early Learners
  • Foundations of Teaching and Learning
  • Child Development II
For more information, please check the program website.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score:

    71

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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).

Freshman Application Guidelines

As we look at your application, our first consideration is your academic background. We also look for well-rounded students who have a variety of interests and have been involved in school and/or community activities.

Most candidates admitted to SNHU have completed 16 college-prep courses, including:

  • Four years of English
  • Three or more years of mathematics
  • Two or more years of science
  • Two or more years of social science

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    30756 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30756 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National Applies to you

    30756 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30756 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Manchester

410 - 1,550 USD/month
Living Costs

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

Funding

SNHU offers several types of grant and scholarship programs to full-time undergraduate day students. This year we're increasing our aid so that students with GPAs of 2.5 and higher could receive up to $20,000 in grants and scholarships. Most of our degree-seeking students receive some form of financial assistance.

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.