What will I learn?

The focus in elementary education leads to a single licensure certification in early childhood. The course work included in the Early Childhood Program presents core knowledge of the profession, combining pedagogical and theoretical content with observational assessment. Students demonstrate a basic understanding of the early childhood profession and child development, incorporating that knowledge and understanding in various clinical experiences. Evidence and implementation of developmentally appropriate practices are included in all areas of the students’ learning. The program emphasizes the uniqueness of each child, recognizing that children are best understood in the context of family, culture, society, and environment.

Learning Goals

Our graduates demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively through various mediums.
Our graduates demonstrate an understanding of the various cultures and backgrounds of students in the classroom.
Our graduates can think critically, solve problems, and make informed decisions.
Our graduates utilize instructional technology effectively.
Our graduates display mastery of content knowledge, pedagogy, and professional skills.

Which department am I in?

College of Education

Study options

Full Time (120 hours)

Tuition fees
$13,600.00 (10,09,601) per year
Application deadline

Expected July 2021

Start date

18 August 2021, 12 January 2022

Venue

College of Education

100 E. University,

MAGNOLIA,

Arkansas,

71753, United States

Online/Distance with attendance (120 hours)

Tuition fees
USD $399/hr.
Application deadline

Expected July 2021

Start date

18 August 2021, 12 January 2022

Venue

College of Education

100 E. University,

MAGNOLIA,

Arkansas,

71753, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have official transcripts listing courses, examinations, grades, and marks from your high school or college/university.

For international students

Students must have official transcripts and marks from your high school or college/university. We require a 2.0 minimum GPA for all incoming freshmen Students.

Minimum English Requirements (must meet one of the following)

A score of 500 or higher on the written TOEFL

A score of 173 or higher on the computerized TOEFL

A score of 61 or higher on the internet-based TOEFL

A score of Band 5.5 (overall) on the IELTS

A score of 43 or higher on PTE (Pearson Test of English)

A score of 90 or higher on Duolingo (Accepting Temporarily)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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