Quick Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the WAIT Program
How many hours are required for a Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education?
125 semester credit hours.
How long is the program?
The program is typically 6 to 9 semesters depending on the number of transfer credits awarded.
How is the program structured?
Students take a full load of 12 hours during 16 week semester which is divided into two 8-week sessions. Students attend class two nights a week with classes beginning at 6 pm.
Will I have opportunities to have experiences in public school classrooms?
Yes! As an Early Childhood Education major you must have experiences in grades preschool through fifth in order to be certified to teach. You will complete several early field experiences as well as student teaching which spans the entire last semester.
Do I have to quit my job for student teaching?
Yes, since student teaching requires full days in a classroom for 15 weeks, students may not be employed during this time. Most students begin to plan for the financial challenges this presents early in the program.
Can I do my student teaching at the school where I am currently working?
No, student teachers will be assigned to a school other than the school they are employed. The Field Experience Office has formal agreements with 12 school systems for placement of all field experiences.
What does it cost?
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OK, I'm interested. Now what do I need to do?
Submit a completed application and/or contact:
Office of Admissions