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Our Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education gives students an understanding of teaching and pedagogical practices as well as knowledge specific to early childhood education.

Your undergraduate degree will prepare you for careers in childcare, child development, and early education for children from birth to age eight. FIU’s meaningful and engaging curriculum includes courses on classroom management, development, assessment techniques, family engagement, children with special needs, cultural diversity and literacy development.


Early Childhood Development

This track focuses on understanding of learning and development during the early childhood years. Students will learn about the cognitive, language, and social/emotional development of young children within the context of family and community studies. Students will also learn about general and early education practices and curricula. This track does not result in a teacher certification. 

An Online BS in Early Childhood Education: Early Childhood Development Track is also available.


Prekindergarten/Primary Education: Age 3 through Grade 3 and ESOL Endorsement

This track is an initial teacher preparation program designed to train future teachers of students from Pre-K to grade 3.


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College to Career

  • Elementary or prschool teacher, including special education
  • Speech-language pathologist
  • Physical therapist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Psychologist
  • Social worker
  • Curriculum specialist
  • Infant-toddler developmental specialist
  • Educational advocacy, law and policy

Contact Us

Department of Teaching and Learning
11200 SW 8th Street, ZEB
Miami, FL 33199
Tel: 305-348-2003