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BA Early Childhood Education

The Early Childhood Education Program at University of Arizona prepares graduates to teach children from birth to age 8 (third grade).

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Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: August, January, May
Tuition Fee: $37,116 per year
Location: Tucson, United States

The Early Childhood Education Program at University of Arizona incorporates a full year of field experience including student teaching in pre-k early childhood centers from two year old to pre-kindergarten classrooms, and a full year of field experience including student teaching in the primary grades of kindergarten through third grade.

Graduates understand children as whole people actively involved in their own learning and the developmentally appropriate practices for these formative years, including lesson planning, assessment, and differentiation of instruction. Graduates have the ability to leverage the knowledge of children, families and school communities in the classroom.

Courses include:

  • Language Arts and Literacy Practices for the Young Child
  • Teaching Mathematics
  • Technology for Young Children
  • Reflective Professionalism and Leadership in ECE

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“Choosing the Master’s program for Physiological Sciences at the University of Arizona was one of the best decisions I could have made in my education. Our department is warm and collaborative, offering an array of research topics and techniques underneath a vast and integrative umbrella of physiology. Beyond my research experience, I was presented with teaching opportunities, which I feel honed my skill of scientific communication. Having the dynamic research/teaching/class schedule not only kept me active but helped me reinforce material in multiple contexts. Overall, this program was exactly what I wanted in my segway into the medical sciences… and with my teaching assistantship paying for my tuition, how could I say no?”​

Andrew Wojtanowski // MS 2016

Career

  • Preschool education
  • K-3 education
  • Counseling
  • Special education
  • Childcare and development

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