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The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (IECE) Program prepares students for a variety of careers working with families and young children, birth through five years, including those with disabilities.

Graduates of the IECE program are prepared for a variety of teaching, research, and administration careers in settings such as preschool, kindergarten, early intervention (First Steps), childcare, research programs, state and local government agencies, hospitals as child and family life specialists, and other private or publicly-funded programs, such as Head Start, Early Start, and Kentucky’s HANDS Program.

To learn more about IECE, please watch this short video.


Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Video


Bachelor's Degree

Bachelor's Degree (Non-Teacher Certification)

Bachelor's Degree (Teacher Certification)

Graduate Certification 

Master's Degree (On-campus & Online)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Special Education with emphasis Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

Refund Policies

You can find tuition refund policies, deadlines, amounts, and other important information on the UK Student Account Services website.

We Are Happy to Talk with You!

Feel free to contact us with any questions you might have regarding this program. We look forward to hearing from you!

Channon K. Horn

Director of Graduate Studies

(859) 257-7460