Early Childhood Education focuses on preparing teachers for preschool, kindergarten, and the early primary grades (one through three) of the elementary school. Graduates of the program can qualify for a professional educator license in Early Childhood Education with Early Childhood Special Education approval. There are seven prerequisite courses that must be completed prior to admission into the Early Childhood Education program. A minimum of 129 semester hours of credit, excluding basic military science, is necessary for graduation.

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Undergraduate students who want to:

  • Plan lessons that teach students subjects, such as reading and math, and skills, such as studying and communicating with others
  • Assess students to evaluate their abilities, strengths, and weaknesses
  • Work with students individually to help them overcome specific learning challenges


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