Prepare for a career as an early childhood or elementary educator with this teacher licensure and master's degree program. Early childhood education is a field encompassing a broad age range of the lifespan, from birth to age 8 (up to grade 3). An early childhood education degree can be used in a variety of settings including public and private schools, childcare centers, and home-based programs. It also encompasses many roles beyond the traditional role of "teacher."
- Through your coursework you will work in school districts and early childhood centers to gain experience in real schools with real students.
- The program is designed for the working professional who meets the prerequisite qualifications, and is committed to the accelerated format.
- With a cohort structure, the same group of students begins, proceeds through, and completes the program together. This fosters support and allows you to network with others who are preparing for a career as a teacher.
Gain additional credentials to teach up to grade 6
Although this program gives you the credentials to teach children through early elementary school, its coursework prepares you to teach up to grade 6. To gain the credentials to teach through grade 6, you may choose to add an additional Elementary Education endorsement to your teaching license through the passing of one additional content exam.