Online Bachelor of Science in Education With a Concentration in Early Childhood Care and Education (Birth to Age 5)
120 credit hours | *In-state tuition: $380.51/credit hour | *Out-of-state tuition: $486.11/credit hour
*Tuition is based on 2022-2023 rates and is subject to change.
- Unique undergraduate program with a specific focus on culturally and linguistically sustaining methods for teaching children birth to age 5
- The entire program can be completed FULLY ONLINE, either all at UTEP or with combined coursework from El Paso Community College (EPCC) and UTEP
- Complete transfer partnership with EPCC which is approved for the TAEYC T.E.A.C.H. scholarship at both EPCC and UTEP; scholarship covers 90% of tuition and books at both institutions plus additional academic and financial support
- Award-winning faculty who are ready to help you acquire the knowledge and skills needed to optimize the health, development, education, and well-being of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers through developmentally and culturally appropriate practices
Make a Difference, One Child at a Time
Our Early Childhood Care and Education bachelor’s degree will provide you with the skills you need to optimally nurture young learners in a variety of early education settings including Head Start programs, childcare centers, and community and child welfare programs. As a graduate of this program, you will be able to earn more and advance in your chosen profession; typical positions held by our graduates include:
- Early Childhood Lead Teacher
- Early Childhood Education Program Coordinator/Administrator
- Childcare Owner
This program does not provide licensure.
Unique Scholarship Opportunities
Thanks to a unique transfer partnership with El Paso Community College (EPCC), students who complete an associate degree at EPCC (an Associate of Arts in Teacher Preparation is recommended) will start at UTEP as full juniors. Additionally, both EPCC and UTEP are approved for the TAEYC T.E.A.C.H. scholarship (see https://texasaeyc.org/program-resources/t-e-a-c-h/); students in either institution who are currently working more than 30 hours at any Texas licensed childcare center (including Head Start and family daycare), may be eligible for this scholarship. Students awarded this scholarship will receive funds to cover 90% of tuition, books and other educational expenses, as well as additional financial and academic support. This means, in theory, a working student could have their entire four years of study (at EPCC and UTEP) completely covered.
The 120-credit online B.S. in Early Childhood Care and Education program requires you to complete 42 credit hours of a core curriculum, 45 credit hours of required college courses and 33 electives. All required College of Education coursework requires a combined minimum grade point of 3.0. A total cumulative grade point of 2.75 or higher is required for this degree program.