Early Childhood Education (B.S.Ed.)
Where your classroom experience includes working with the young students you'll teach.
The education of young children, birth through grade 3, directly impacts their development and helps to shape the adults they will become. The time you spend in the Early Childhood Education program classes, field experiences, and student teaching at UND will transform you into an observer, learner and independent decision-maker with an effective teaching style for children.
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- Est. time to complete:
- 4 years
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Why Study Early Childhood Education at UND?
As you earn your early childhood education degree, you'll focus on children in the context of family, culture and community. You'll explore developmentally appropriate practices, emergent curriculum, descriptive assessment, and problem-solving approaches to resolving conflict and choices for children.
The early childhood education program is part of the College of Education & Human Development. Early childhood courses focus on building practical skills, engaging in small group work, and extensive time working with highly experienced faculty.
Most classes are small, with about 12-25 students per class. Classroom experiences model field tested practices and engage students in evidence-based learning techniques. All classes are capped at 25 students, meaning you'll receive individual attention.
Top Early Childhood Education Degree in the Nation
Every early childhood education program offers education, but not every program prepares students to make a real impact the way UND does. UND is increasingly regarded as one of the top academic and research institutions in the nation for early child hood education. We consistently rank among the best for educational quality, affordability, and career outcomes.
Programs within the College are fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).