Early Childhood Education


At Hunter we believe children have the inherent capacity to learn and grow in environments that foster creative thinking. Hunter’s undergraduate Early Childhood Education program will prepare you to create caring, enriching educational experiences for children from birth to age eight. You will develop the theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills to support children across diverse cultures, abilities, settings, ages, and urban contexts. Through field observation and student teaching, you will collaborate with faculty, peers and families, to plan, implement and evaluate interventions that fit the needs of individual children.


39 to 42 credits completed over 4 or 6 semesters


Early Childhood Education (Birth to Grade 2)

Eligibility Requirements to Declare Your Major

  • Attend a UTEP Information Session
  • Complete the Education Major Interest Form (emailed after the UTEP Information Session)
  • An interview with faculty may be required
  • 30 credits in liberal arts and sciences (Prospective Early Childhood Education students may complete the major interest form after earning at least 15 credits.)
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Evidence of advanced writing ability through a review of English Composition and writing-intensive coursework.
  • Declaration of appropriate liberal arts and sciences major that leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Eligibility and Capacity

Seats in our Education majors are limited. Unfortunately, not all eligible students are offered a seat in an education major.

Candidates who are not able to pursue an education major are encouraged to make an appointment with a Graduate Education Admissions Advisor or email edadmissions@hunter.cuny.edu and prepare to submit an application to a master’s degree program.

UTEP Pre-major Advisor