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.

Bachelor's Degree  
Bachelor's Degree (Non-Teacher Certification)  
Graduate Certification  
Master's Degree (On-campus & Online)  
Doctoral Degrees  

Refund Policies

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


The IECE Program is approved by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).