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Infancy through Early Childhood Education Specialization

Infancy/Early Childhood

Who will I teach?

This specialization certifies you to teach infants through children in the third grade.

What will I learn?

You will:

  • be grounded in a child-development knowledge base
  • explore the needs of young children in order to develop unique learning environments
  • learn to use a wide variety of instructional strategies that connect with children and their families in order to positively influence development and learning
  • understand the importance of developing partnerships with families and communities in order to support children as they develop and learn
  • observe children and engage in forms of assessment that are central to the practice of all early childhood professionals
  • learn to use developmentally-appropriate approaches to meet the needs of young children

Using content-area knowledge, you will graduate knowing how to design, implement, and evaluate curriculum that promotes comprehensive developmental and learning outcomes for every young child. Our graduates are prepared to enter the field of Early Childhood Education as professionals who are knowledgeable, reflective, and informed advocates for young children.

Where can I teach?

There are many opportunities available for professionals with a background in early childhood education. You may consider becoming a:

  • classroom teacher (Grades K – 3)
  • preschool teacher (Infancy – Prekindergarten)
  • advocate for an early childhood readiness coalition
  • museum educator with an art, science or children's museum

Did you know...

With one additional year, you are able to complete your Bachelor of Science in Education with Master of Science? This will build on your undergraduate coursework. Check it out!

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