Early Childhood Education

The Early Childhood Education (ECE) program will prepare you to teach infants through third grade in a variety of urban and suburban education settings, including public and private elementary schools and childcare centers.

You will learn educational theories, conduct research projects, participate in field experiences, which require you to observe and participate in teaching activities at multiple elementary schools and childcare centers, and student teach.


Sample Courses:

  • Art
  • Child growth and development
  • Child health, safety and nutrition
  • Children's literature
  • Curriculum development
  • Elementary math instruction
  • Elementary science instruction
  • Family structures in urban environments
  • Reading instruction
  • Speech and language development
  • Teaching strategies

Career Options

Common Career Areas:

  • Teaching
  • Administration
  • Education policy


89 percent of 2014 Early Childhood Education graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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