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Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education/Early Childhood Practice (licensure and non-licensure tracks)

The Early Childhood Education program at National Louis University provides Bachelor of Arts coursework leading to either a Professional Educator's License (PEL) with an endorsement in Early Childhood Education (birth to grade 2) or a degree in Early Childhood Practice, with coursework leading to the Infant Toddler Level 5 and ECE level 5 credentials awarded by Gateways to Opportunity, as well as optional Family Child Care Level 5 OR Illinois Director Credential, Level 2. Candidates choose minors in either ESL/Bilingual, Early Childhood Special Education, or Early Childhood Program Administration.

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Transfer Policy

Students may transfer in up to 120 quarter hours with grades of "C" or higher from an accredited institution.

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