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Early Childhood Education, B.S.


What will I learn?

If you have a passion for teaching very young children—pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and grades first through third—consider majoring in Early Childhood Education, an initial licensure teacher preparation program. Being a part of the young child’s formative years offers an exciting opportunity in the notable profession of teaching. Future teachers of this impressionable age study the development of the young child within the context of the family; it is the teacher's aim to balance the needs of individual students with desired learning outcomes for all. At MTSU, you can learn how, as a teacher, you can play a significant role during the formative years of the citizens of the future.


Individuals trained to teach bring a desirable range of expertise and creativity to planning and administrative roles. Graduates completing their teacher preparation at MTSU are found in public and private school classrooms throughout Tennessee and in many other states. In addition to classroom teaching, other career options include

Agency and administrative work

Community and foundation work

Consulting, professional development, and teacher training

Education policy development

Education marketing and research

Higher education teaching and administration

Private tutoring

Which department am I in?

College of Education

Study options

Full Time (124 hours)

Tuition fees
US$29,144.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected July, November 2023

Start date

17 January 2023, 28 August 2023


Middle Tennessee State University

1301 East Main Street,



37132, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have official high school or university transcripts must be mailed directly from your high school or university to MTSU.

For international students

Students must have official high school or university transcripts must be mailed directly from your high school or university to MTSU.

English proficiency scores:

IELTS score of 5.5 or above

TOEFL iBT score of 61 or above (Computer-based 173 or above or paper-based 500 or above. The MTSU institution code is 1466.)

Duolingo English Test with a score of 85 or above.

iTEP score of 3.5 or above.

The ELS completion certificate of level 110

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


About Middle Tennessee State University

MTSU’s friendly student community consists of students from over 50 countries, with support services making sure everyone feels welcome and secure.

  • 180+ degree programs available for undergraduates
  • Over USD 1 billion in campus investment in recent years
  • Dedicated international support with a thriving community
  • More than 200 student organizations to join

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