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Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education
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Engage and inspire young learners

DePaul’s Early Childhood Education program will prepare you to teach and engage infants through second-graders in a variety of urban and suburban education settings. Early childhood educators teach in public and private preschools, elementary schools and child care centers.

As part of your Early Childhood Education degree program, you will learn educational theories and effective teaching practices and conduct research projects. You’ll be immersed in the real world through field experiences—which require you to observe and participate in teaching activities at multiple elementary schools and child care centers—and student teaching in classrooms around Chicago.



  • Art
  • Child and Family
  • Child Growth and Development
  • Child Health, Safety and Nutrition
  • Children's Literature
  • Curriculum Development
  • Exceptional Child Development and Instruction
  • Math and Science Instruction in Early Childhood
  • Reading Instruction
  • Speech and Language Development
  • Teaching Strategies

Career Options

Common Career Areas

  • Teaching
  • Administration
  • Education policy
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of Early Childhood Education graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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