Program Overview

Program Timeline
How to Apply
Graduation Requirements


The Early Childhood Education program prepares teachers to work in a variety of educational settings with young children, including preschool-3rd grade classrooms in public and private settings (K-3 Utah Teaching License). Program courses connect learning and development theories with developmentally appropriate practices that attend to children’s individuality, commonality, and contexts. Emphasis is placed on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion when working with children, families, and communities. All students have the opportunity to teach in the BYU Child and Family Studies Preschool/Kindergarten classrooms and public-school partnerships schools.


  1. Declare the Early Childhood Education Pre-Major. See a program advisor in the Education Advisement Center (EAC)
  2. Attend a program orientation meeting - pick up a flyer in 350 MCKB, or check the student calendar
  3. Complete 2 courses:
    • SFL 210 - Human Development
    • ECE 200 - Foundations of Child Development
  4. Review GPA and ACT/SAT scores with a program advisor

How to Apply

Submit Program Application
  • Register for a free account on the Educator application system
  • Start an Early Childhood Education program application
  • Complete the admissions checklist in the application
  • Apply for fingerprinting and FBI background check. Allow from 1-3 weeks for the fingerprints to be processed. FBI background clearance is valid for 3 years
  • Complete a graduation plan with a program advisor in the Education Advisement Center, 350 MCKB
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Graduation Requirements

  • 68-69 credits
  • No grade lower than a C in any program course
  • Full year paid internship OR 14-week student teaching
  • Praxis II exam
  • Application for licensure with the Utah State Board of Education
Application Deadline:Feb 15 or Oct 1
 201 MCKB



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