Early Childhood Education - Elementary Ed

Early Childhood Teacher Education Program (ECE)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Early Childhood Teacher Education - Elementary
The Early Childhood Education Program, through the Curriculum Department, prepares instructional personnel to be certified to teach preschool to grade five (P-5). The goals of this program are to provide prospective teachers with:

  1. A broad background in the liberal arts, mathematics, and the natural and social sciences
  1. Familiarity with the field of education and its variety of settings and possibilities
  1. Opportunities to observe young children in educational settings and to interact effectively with them, using appropriate techniques
  1. Understanding of development, curricula, instructional principles, theory, and research in the psychomotor, cognitive, and affective domains of learning relative to the young child; Experience in using critical thinking skills to apply psychomotor, cognitive, and affective development principles of curricular and instructional practices
  1. Practice in integrating the content, methodology, and instructional materials of mathematics, science, social studies, creative arts, and language arts
  1. Experience in planning, implementing, and evaluating the total educational program in diverse early childhood and primary grade settings from the perspective of a change agent for social justice