Take Action




Phone: 208-885-6111
Toll-free: 88-88-UIDAHO
Fax: 208-885-9119
Student Union Building
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264


Phone: 208-334-2999
Fax: 208-364-4035
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702


Coeur d'Alene

Phone: 208-667-2588
Toll-free: 888-208-2268
Fax: 208-664-1272
1031 N. Academic Way,
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814


Idaho Falls

Phone: 208-282-7900
Fax: 208-282-7929
1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 83402


Early Childhood Development

Early Childhood Development and Education

Degrees Offered in Coeur d'Alene
Bachelor of Science

Program Delivery Method
Students generally take their lower division core classes at North Idaho College. Courses for the major are offered at UI through a mixture of live and online courses.

About the Program
This program is a joint offering through the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and the College of Education.

The Early Childhood Development and Education major (ECDE) is designed to enhance the skills and knowledge base of early childhood educators for their important work with young children. The Blended Teacher Certificate degree program offers students an unprecedented level of comprehensive skill opportunities needed to promote the learning and development of young children birth through eight years old.

This rigorous major is offered in conjunction with the University of Idaho College of Education. Students learn the fundamentals of human development so that they understand how children grow and learn. Students learn how to provide activities and environments that support each child’s unique intellectual, social, and personal developmental needs, as well as how to make and interpret formal and informal assessments. 

Upon graduation, graduates will be eligible for the Idaho Early Childhood Education/Early Childhood Special Education (ECE/ECSE) Blended Teacher Certification.

  • Developmental specialist 
  • Preschool teacher 
  • Teacher in grades K-3, including special education.

» Find out more about this degree from Degree Finder
Sara Matthews, Family and Consumer Sciences
phone: (208) 292-2533
fax: (208) 292-2535
Advisor: Child Development & Family Relations, Early Childhood Education