Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Extension – Online Program

Overview

Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Extension – Online Program

The 100% online Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (IECE) Extension is ideal for Kentucky educators with a valid initial teacher certification in Early Elementary Education who want to expand their teaching abilities to early childhood classrooms.

UofL's online IECE teacher extension program will expand on your Early Elementary Education teaching skills and provide you with an in-depth understanding of the field. Through a combination of academic training and field experience, you will prepare to teach your subject matter, manage early childhood classrooms and hone your ability to help young learners—from birth to 5 years of age—develop their critical thinking and lifelong learning skills.

The online Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Extension is offered by the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at the University of Louisville.

Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in the teacher role and gain expertise through comprehensive classroom experiences.
  • Experience a curriculum that puts an emphasis on children's academic abilities, physical development and socialization skills.
  • Take advantage of the flexibility and convenience of 100% online classes and 24/7 access to learning tools.
  • Learn from world-class CEHD faculty who have extensive experience in the early childhood education field.

UofL's online Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Extension, when added to an initial teaching certification, enables educators to work in early education classrooms. Jobs include:

  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Early Childhood Special Educator
  • Developmental Interventionist
  • Infant-Toddler Teacher
  • Early Childhood Parent Educator
  • Special Educator for IEPs/IFSPs
  • Home-based Early Childhood Teacher
  • Itinerant Early Childhood Teacher
  • Nursery School Teacher

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How to Apply

Application DeadlineTermStart Date
July 1FallAugust
April 1SummerMay/June

Note: We admit students on a rolling basis. The preferred deadlines help you complete the application process on time, be notified of acceptance and enroll before the term begins. We review applications as they become complete, and admit students for a specific term up to the day classes start. We recommend you work on and submit your complete application well in advance of the preferred deadline, as obtaining transcripts and other materials may take more time.

Steps to Apply

  1. Complete the graduate application
    1. Select “Yes” for “Do you want to apply to an online program”
    2. Follow these instructions
    3. Applicant Type: Select Graduate Nondegree*
    4. On the next page, select Early Childhood Education Non-Degree (NON) program under the College of Education and Human Development
  2. $65 non-refundable application fee
  3. Submit official college transcripts from all previous institutions
  4. Submit the signed Professional Code of Ethics and CEHD Technology Agreement form [PDF] and upload to your online application
  5. Check for scholarships (optional)

*Should you encounter any issues while completing the application form, please contact Betty Hampton, Director of Graduate Student Services, at betty.hampton@louisville.edu.

Note: Electronic transcripts are only accepted directly from the institution(s). Please have electronic transcripts sent to adetran@louisville.edu.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's or master's degree in Early Elementary Education from an accredited institution
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75, on a 4.0 scale
  • Current Kentucky teaching license in Early Elementary Education or statement of eligibility
  • Minimum GRE or PRAXIS Test Scores as required by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (when submitting test scores through ETS, use the general University of Louisville code: 1838)

Curriculum

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Contact Us

Betty Doyle
Program Coordinator
Bsdoyl01@louisville.edu

Betty Hampton
betty.hampton@louisville.edu
Advisor, Graduate Ed Programs
Director, Graduate Student Services

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