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B.S. Early Childhood Development & Education

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College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Agricultural Sciences Bldg.
Phone: (208) 885-7984

Mailing Address:
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2336
Moscow, ID 83844-2336

Educating Our Future Leaders

Quality care and education for young children is critically important, and demand for qualified teachers is great. You will study teaching methods, explore child development and family relations, and learn about special education strategies in real-world settings. Upon completion, you are eligible for the Idaho Early Childhood Education/Early Childhood Special Education (ECE/ECSE) blended teacher certification.

Fast Facts

  • The Child Development Laboratory offers a real-world setting to practice and learn
  • Tutor at a local elementary school
  • Intern at learning centers with different age groups
  • Join the FCS Club and meet professionals in the field
  • Study abroad in Ecuador, Denmark, New Zealand, or Greece
  • Teacher
  • Special Educator
  • Developmental Specialist


Potential salary is based
upon national averages.
Degree Roadmap
Degree Prep To prepare for courses required to earn a degree in Early Childhood Education and Development, we recommend you:
  • volunteer in your community
  • work with children or special-needs groups
  • develop leadership skills in student office
Scholarships Over 400 scholarships are offered exclusively to College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) students based on GPA and other qualifications. Learn more.

You can find general need- and merit-based scholarships on the Financial Aid Office's scholarships page.
Financial Aid To find out about deadlines and eligibility requirements, please visit the University of Idaho Financial Aid Office.
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Hands-on Learning
  • Laboratory classes and clinics
  • Child Development Laboratory
  • Internships with learning centers
  • Study abroad in Ecuador, Denmark, New Zealand, or Greece
Internships Three required semester-long internships working with children ages:
  • Birth to 3-years-old
  • Pre-school
  • K-3
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Club 
  • Phi Upsilon Omicron
  • Palouse Area Association for the Education of Young Children and the Council for Exceptional Children