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The student who specializes in Early Childhood Education has career options in a variety of settings: public and private preschools, agencies, community programs, child care, public schools, and private enterprise. With advanced training, supervisory and administrative positions are available. Students who plan to teach in pre-kindergarten through 5th grade (P-5) must enroll in this program to obtain certification.


Core Curriculum Requirements

Core curriculum requirements should be completed during the first two years of college study. Students must meet the General Core Curriculum requirements as established by the University and the School of Education.

Admission to Teacher Education

Admission to Teacher Education is required for a student to enroll in all 3000-4000 level program courses. A grade of C or higher is required in each professional and teaching field course, and an institution grade point average of 2.5 is required for both student teaching and graduation.

Early Childhood Education Professional Sequence

The Early Childhood Education professional sequence enables students to develop understanding and abilities that are essential for teaching young students.

Academic Concentrations

The Early Childhood Education program requires the completion of a concentration in Reading. Courses that are taken to complete this requirement include: EDRG 3020, EDRG 3040, EDRG 3280, and EDRG 4100.

The Early Childhood Education program requires the completion of a concentration in Mathematics. Courses that are taken to complete this requirement include: EDEC 3100, MATH 2008, MATH 3002, MATH 3003 and MATH 4490.

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Contact Information

Sheryl Venable
Programs Chair
School of Education, Room 213
Phone: 229-931-2169

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