B.S. in Early Childhood Education: Foundations
The undergraduate major in Early Childhood Education: Foundations prepares upper division students to work with typically and atypically developing young children and their families in a variety of settings that do not require a teaching license. The curriculum includes an extensive core of liberal education courses that are central to understanding child development and early childhood teaching. Upon graduation students will be ready to enter the workforce, apply to one of several M.Ed./initial teacher licensure programs or pursue another advanced degree.
Students complete foundations and major content area coursework as well as a student teaching experience in the Shirley G. Moore Laboratory School. In addition, students are able to individualize their program to suit their career preferences: Earn a teaching license OR pursue non-licensure career options.
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Interested in getting a teaching license upon graduation? You will have the option to take specific courses that will prepare you to enter one of three post-baccalaureate teacher licensure programs:
- Early Childhood Education (ages Birth – 3rd grade)
- Elementary Education (K-6th grade)
- UMNTC Early Childhood Special Education (Birth-age 6)
With the help of your advisor you can also plan out your program to make progress towards earning two of the above teaching licenses.
Interested in a career path that does not require a teaching license? You will have the option to take electives that support your career goals.
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- View a sample 4-year plan of classes or a complete list of program requirements.
- Find out about learning abroad opportunities
- View career options in early childhood education
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How do I prepare for graduate or professional school?
Many students continue with advanced degrees in teaching, child psychology, social work, school psychology, speech/language pathology, and more.
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