Shaping the minds of students

Childhood Education

In the Childhood Education Program, you'll have the chance to choose between two concentrations: Early Childhood Education (B-K) or Elementary Education (K-6).

Engage in Growth Mindset Service Learning from Day One

Both concentrations emphasize project-based and other experiential learning strategies. Students engage in and connect their learning in real-time by being embedded in community partnerships in schools and after school programs from day 1.

Faculty Know Your Name from Day One and Design Learning Experiences to Fit Your Interests.
Day 1

Faculty know your name and cultivate your interests


Related Programs

  • Teacher Licensure

  • Psychology

  • Wilderness Leadership and Experiential Education

  • Study methods in teaching in a wide range of subjects to explore and discover your interests, as well as become a well-rounded and experienced educator. 
  • Discover more about childhood development in a multi-faceted and experiential approach.
  • Learn to approach education with a comprehensive perspective that takes into account the cognitive, social, and emotional wellbeing of the learner.
  • Get the chance to work with children to learn and observe their developmental stages and see early childhood education in action.

Childhood Education majors earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Childhood Education, with a required concentration in one of the following areas:

  • Early Childhood Education (B-K)
    • The Early Childhood Education (ECE) Education Concentration offers a Birth-to Kindergarten (B-K) licensure route and a non-licensure route for you to work with young children between the ages of birth to five.
  • Elementary Education (K-6)
    • If you are wishing to study childhood education in the elementary ages or to earn teacher licensure in elementary education, you must major in Elementary Education (K-6).

Childhood Education Faculty