The UB Teach Speech and Hearing/Early Childhood–Childhood (ECC) program is an accelerated, combined degree program that allows you to earn a speech and hearing BA and an early childhood/childhood education EdM within five years. It provides you with content expertise in speech and hearing while preparing you to teach children from birth through grade 6.
In this combined program, students study in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences as well as the Department of Learning and Instruction in the Graduate School of Education. While in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences, you benefit from a dedicated focus on the core of knowledge regarding normal processes of speech, language, and hearing; in the Department of Learning and Instruction, you will learn how to bring classroom lessons to life for children from birth to grade 6.
UB prepares highly qualified teachers who lead their classrooms, shape students’ lives and positively engage with the communities they serve.
Students enrolled in this program will:
|Academic credential granted||Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Master of Education (EdM)|
|Certification option||Successful completion of program leads to an institutional recommendation for New York State initial and professional certification in early childhood/childhood education|
|Grade levels||Birth to grade 6|
|Credits required for completion||156|
|Time to completion||5 years|
|Course delivery||On campus, some online coursework|
|Experiential contact hours|| |
|Application deadline||Early action: Nov. 15 |
Scholarship consideration: Dec. 15
Regular decision: Feb. 1
Students can continue to submit an application for fall consideration until capacity is reached.
This is a sample course schedule. These courses are subject to change. As a student in the UB Teach program, you must work closely with your advisor before registering for classes.
You will not apply separately to graduate study; instead, there are a series of progression points that you must meet.
Advancement to the graduate portion of the program requires that you: