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Program at a Glance

College of Community Innovation and Education
Teacher Education, Schl of
$212.28 per credit hour
$748.89 per credit hour

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EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT TRACK Early Childhood Development majors take a variety of courses related to young children and their learning, development, and family environment. Students take a series of core and specialization courses to prepare them to work with children, parents, and families in a variety of settings. This degree culminates in a semester-long practicum.

Admission Requirements

  • Complete the University General Education requirements or its equivalent, i.e. an AA degree from an approved Florida College System or State University System institution.
  • Have a minimum 2.75 overall GPA, with provisional acceptance for one semester if GPA is 2.5 (GPA must be 2.75 by the second semester).
  • Complete Child Development Common Program Prerequisite courses with a minimum letter grade of "C" (2.0) or better.
  • Meet the Gordon Rule Requirement.
  • Meet Foreign Language Admission Requirement.

Degree Requirements

  • Students must seek advising through the Early Childhood Development and Education staff in the Education Complex, Suite 122 or by e-mail ( prior to registering for classes.
  • The courses designated in 1. (General Education) and 2. (Prerequisites) should be completed prior to admission to the major and upper division education courses.
  • Students must earn a "C" (2.0) or better in each required Early Childhood Development and Education course. However, a minimum overall 2.75 GPA in all courses within the major is required.

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

May 1
November 1
March 1
July 1
November 1
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September 1
January 1

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Career Opportunities

UCF prepares you for life beyond the classroom. Here, you’ll experience a wide range of opportunity, like learning diverse skills from world-renowned faculty to networking with top employers across Central Florida to gaining first-hand experience in internships nearby. Achieve your degree and more as a Knight.
  • Counselor Education Professor
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Literacy Education Professor
  • Mathematics Education Professor
  • Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
  • Primary Education Professor
  • Science Education Professor
  • Secondary Education Professor
  • Special Education Professor

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