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.
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"This program is designed for teachers who have their initial teaching certification, but want to open more doors for their career. After completing this extension, these teachers will be ready for early childhood classrooms and will have the skills to nurture students as active agents in their own learning."
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:
|Application Deadline||Term||Start Date|
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.
*Should you encounter any issues while completing the application form, please contact Betty Hampton, Director of Graduate Student Services, at 502.852.0411 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Electronic transcripts are only accepted directly from the institution(s). Please have electronic transcripts sent to email@example.com.
Out-of-state certified teachers should be advised that we cannot guarantee that our program will meet licensure, salary, advancement or other requirements in their state. As part of the admission process, we will require a written statement confirming their interest in the program for personal development and that they understand the program is designed to meet Kentucky certification requirements only. For more information, please contact our academic advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UofL’s online Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Extension program is 16-18 credit hours, depending on the length of your chosen field experience.
|EDSP 533 Inclusive Early Childhood Curriculum||3|
|EDSP 536 Theories of Play||3|
|EDSP 537 Infant/Toddler Development and Care||3|
|EDSP 641 Interdisciplinary Content Methods in Early Childhood Education||3|
|Early Childhood Education Elective||3|
|EDSP 534 Inclusive Early Childhood Curriculum Field Experience||1-3|
|Minimum Required Credit Hours||16-18|