Both concentrations emphasize project-based and other active learning strategies and reflection; students apply what they have learned in their college classrooms to help facilitate their activities in public and private school settings, after-school programs, area camps, and other field placement settings.
What you'll experience in the Childhood Education Program:
- 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.
MAJORS, MINORS, AND CONCENTRATIONS:
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).
- Childcare Center Director
- Home-Based Service Provider
- Family Support Specialist
- Sales Representative
- Elementary School Teacher
- Teacher Assistant
- Childcare Worker