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Bachelor of Arts
Early Childhood Education / Early Childhood Special Education (B.S.)
This degree provides the knowledge and license to teach and help young children in general education and special education classes, as well as in home-based settings. Students will participate in multiple supervised intervention/teaching experiences with a partnered school district, on-campus lab, home, or center.
pre-school instructors
Real-World Preparation
Teacher candidates entering the Early Childhood Education / Early Childhood Special Education program gain real-world preparation for their career through the following experiences:

  • Obtaining excellent applied training in working with infants, toddlers, preschool, and elementary children grades K–3
  • Learning to access student needs using a variety of assessment tools
  • Gaining abilities and practice in planning instruction for a wide range of learners
  • Learning to collaborate with parents, therapists, case workers, etc.
  • Receiving knowledge and training in preparation for graduate school in a variety of fields including occupational therapy, speech and language pathology, etc.

Highlighted Career Paths

Graduates with a degree in Early Childhood Education have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.
Early Intervention
In this career, you will work with families and infants (birth to age 3) in an early intervention setting.
Preschool teachers instruct regular or special education preschool for children ages 3–5 years.
These teachers work in regular or special education with grades K–3 in an elementary school.
A degree in education can prepare you for careers such as business training and education product sales.
Curriculum Development
You will create effective curriculum to help educators teach their students in this career.

Getting Started in This Degree

If you are interested in Early Childhood Education, start with one of the following major-specific courses:

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