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Early Childhood Professional Education

Western Michigan University

48 months
16666 USD/year
16666 USD/year
13334 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Early Childhood Professional Education from Western Michigan University includes coursework and experiences leading to both a Michigan K-8 certification and an Early Childhood General and Special (ZS) Endorsement.  


At Early Childhood Professional Education from Western Michigan University internships are designed to prepare you not only for your role as a classroom teacher, but as a professional studying your own teaching practice, participating in site-based decision making and coordinating your work with teachers and other members of the school community. Both school and University faculty will work closely together to support and assist you as you progress through the program.

Career Prospects

Recent WMU graduates with degrees in early childhood education are working as:

  • Teachers (kindergarten through eighth grade)
  • Early childhood specialist (ZS: infant, toddler, pre-school, young fives programs)
  • Day care administrators, parent educators or early intervention specialists
  • Educational administrators
  • Curriculum specialists
  • Athletic coaches
  • Community program directors

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Direct Encounter with the Arts 
  • Geometry for Elementary/Middle School Teachers 
  • Probability and Statistics for Elementary/Middle School Teachers 
  • Literature for the Young Child 
  • Economics for Elementary Education 
  • World Geography through Media and Maps 
  • American History to 1877 
  • World History to 1500 
  • National Government 
  • Life Science for Non-Majors 
  • Physics: Inquiry and Insights 
  • Exploring Earth Science: The Atmosphere 
  • Active Chemistry 
  • Choices in Living 
  • Number Concepts for Elementary/Middle School Teachers 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Copy of passport identification page
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Complete high school or post-secondary education transcripts
  • $100 non-refundable application fee
  • Proof of sufficient funds for the first academic year of study at WMU according to estimated cost of attendance
  • ACT or SAT Scores

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    16666 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8333 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    16666 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8333 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    13334 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6667 USD per semester during 48 months.

Tuition per credit for summer option:

  • Residents - 555.58
  • Non-resident/international - 694.48

Living costs for Kalamazoo

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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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