Is an Early Childhood Education Degree Right for Me?
If you enjoy interacting with children and helping families, you may enjoy studying Early Childhood Development. You will take classes about specific stages of child development and how family, community, and culture play a role. You will learn how environmental and social factors affect physical, cognitive, and emotional development in children ages 0-8 years old.
Our bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education will prepare you for careers in the teaching profession. Our graduates find challenging careers in:
- Elementary Teacher – Grades P-3
- Head Start Teacher
- Childcare Center Administrator
- Owning a Childcare Center
Upon completion of our program and coursework at the Center for Educator Preparation, you will be prepared to apply for licensure as a teacher or director in early childhood education. You will also be well prepared to pursue additional teaching endorsements and advanced degrees.
Our Early Childhood Education program follows a cohort model. This means you will go through your bachelor’s program with the same group, building friendships and support networks during your time in school. Each year we admit 25-30 students into the program. We open the admission process each spring and our admitted students begin in the fall.
We do have prerequisites that are required before you can be admitted to the program. Please take a moment to view the Early Childhood Education Curriculum.