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Child Development, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #101 (ARWU) East Lansing, MI, United States
Child Development students from Michigan State University gain practical experience working with children by first observing, then planning activities and finally culminating with a semester of student teaching in the MSU Child Development Laboratories
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The Child Development elementary education degree program from  Michigan State Universityallows students to earn an elementary education teaching certificate through the nation’s top-ranked College of Education teacher preparation program or to complete the State of Michigan-approved preschool teaching concentration.


  • Applied behavior analysts
  • Behavior treatment specialists
  • College advisors
  • Family support sorkers
  • Preschool teachers
  • Research assistants
  • Resident advocates
  • Youth care workers

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Diverse Learners in Multicultural Perspective
  • Child Growth and Development
  • Interaction with Children in Groups
  • Interaction with Children – Laboratory
  • Curriculum for Children
  • Curriculum for Children – Laboratory

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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:


    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.

General Requirements

  • Submit one application for admission
  • MSU's application for admission 
  • Coalition Application
  • Common Application

Tuition Fee

  • International

    41330 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41330 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    39830 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39830 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    14524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14524 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for East Lansing

  • 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.


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