Early Childhood Education focuses on preparing candidates to teach birth to grade 3. Students licensed on or after September 1, 2019 will be licensed to teach birth to grade 2 per Illinois State Board of Education rule changes. Graduates of the program can qualify for a professional educator license in Early Childhood Education with Early Childhood Special Education approval.
Who should apply
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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