both concentrations emphasize project-based and other active learning strategies and reflection; students apply what they have learned in their college classrooms to help facilitate their activities in public and private school settings, after-school programs, area camps, and other field placement settings.
what you'll experience in the childhood education program:
- study methods in teaching in a wide range of subjects to explore and discover your interests, as well as become a well-rounded and experienced educator.
- discover more about childhood development in a multi-faceted and experiential approach.
- learn to approach education with a comprehensive perspective that takes into account the cognitive, social, and emotional wellbeing of the learner.
- get the chance to work with children to learn and observe their developmental stages and see early childhood education in action.
majors, minors, and concentrations:
childhood education majors earn a bachelor of arts (ba) in childhood education, with a required concentration in one of the following areas:
- early childhood education (b-k)
- the early childhood education (ece) education concentration offers a birth-to kindergarten (b-k) licensure route and a non-licensure route for you to work with young children between the ages of birth to five.
- elementary education (k-6)
- if you are wishing to study childhood education in the elementary ages or to earn teacher licensure in elementary education, you must major in elementary education (k-6).
- childcare center director
- home-based service provider
- family support specialist
- sales representative
- elementary school teacher
- teacher assistant
- childcare worker