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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).

 

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.

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Related Programs:

  • Early Childhood Education

  • Elementary Education

  • Education

  • Integrated Studies

  • Teacher Licensure

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).

Career Opportunities:

  • Teacher
  • Childcare Center Director
  • Home-Based Service Provider
  • Family Support Specialist
  • Consultant
  • Researcher
  • Sales Representative
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Teacher Assistant
  • Childcare Worker

Childhood Education Department Faculty: