Southern New Hampshire University

Early Childhood Education, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
  • English


In this Early Childhood Education major, you'll study child development, family systems and curriculum and instruction methods that reflect the unique needs of children from preschool through age eight. At Southern New Hampshire University, you won't have to wait to see if teaching is right for you. Here, you'll begin working in real classrooms as early as your first semester, freshman year.

See Yourself Succeed with a BA in Early Childhood Education

The early childhood education major provides a solid background in developmentally appropriate practice as defined by research.

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 be prepared for a number of career opportunities in various classroom and other settings.

The Early Childhood Education Program leads to teaching certification for birth through grade 3. The program provides students with a comprehensive understanding of child development, family systems, curriculum, instruction, and assessment. This program prepares educators with a solid foundation in developmental theory, teaching methods, and a content area concentration in an academic discipline. Students examine traditional and innovative research-based approaches to teaching a diverse population of young children.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    National - Early action plan: Nov. 15 (for the fall), and get an admission decision by Dec. 15

    International - Final Check-in Date: August 29

  • 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 include:

- Child Development

- Foundations of Education

- Foundations of Education Lab

- Developing Mathematical Thinking

- Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Teaching

- Assessment, Accountability and Teaching in the Classroom

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

    Schedule IELTS
  • Minimum required score:


    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

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.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Manchester

  • 990 - 1790 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


SNHU is one of the most affordable private, nonprofit universities in New Hampshire, and students who qualify could receive up to $20,000 in grants and scholarships. This scholarship amount is only for students who do not need a visa to study in the U.S.

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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Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.