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Department of Early Childhood Education

College of Education


Admission Requirements

Each applicant to the graduate program in early childhood education must complete the following:

  1. Complete all the requirements for admission to the School of Graduate Studies.
  2. Present a minimum of a 3.0 undergraduate GPA or complete a probationary period in which the student achieves a grade point average of 3.0 and no grade lower than a B in the first 9 credits of graduate credit.
  3. Be reviewed by the Early Childhood Admission committee. Those who do not have an undergraduate degree in early childhood education or a related field of study may be required to take selected undergraduate courses that will strengthen the applicant's background in early childhood education.

The GRE is not required for admission to the program. However for students interested in the Initial Licensure PreK-3 (INLI) concentration only, students must have passing ACT (22)/SAT (1020) scores or pass the 3 PRAXIS Core (formerly PRAXIS I) exams PRIOR to admission to the INLI graduate program. 

For more information or to apply online, click here.

Information is also provided in our brochure (click below to download):

Graduate Brochure

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