The early childhood education major prepares students to teach from birth through age three. Students will be prepared to work in an early childhood setting such as a daycare center or preschool and experience aspects of early life. The early childhood educator will learn early literacy development, combine theory with practical applications and learn innovative iPad techniques for instructional strategies and assessments. Early childhood students will be versed in the physical and emotional development of babies, toddlers and preschoolers and be encouraged to recognize and appreciate the diversity of today’s children. This degree contains 100 hours of practicum experience.
Students majoring in early childhood education must fulfill the following core and major courses to meet certification requirements.