Early Childhood Education Major

Shape little minds to build big dreams. Start your journey as an early childhood teacher with our major.

What You'll Study

Early childhood educators play an important role in our society—they are instrumental in the development of the next generation of scholars.

As an Early Childhood Education major, you'll prepare to work with children pre-kindergarten up to third grade. The program combines curriculum content and professional education courses in order to balance the instruction you'll receive from your professors and the practical experience you'll gain from student teaching in an actual classroom.

You'll also complete a Teacher Education Center clinical experience before student teaching. This involves working in a local school with a university faculty observing your teaching. It's a major component of your curriculum because education is more of a hands-on discipline; the real learning happens when you're in the field.


  • Early Childhood Education Major

    All Early Childhood Education majors take courses in education theory and professional practices; early childhood relationships, assessment and subject-matter; and teaching to prepare for their future roles as educators. Majors also complete a clinical experience and student teaching component.

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