Early Childhood Educator Career Outlook
Average Career Salary
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Employment is expected to increase by 7 percent by 2026
If you want to put your mind and heart in a career that helps develop tomorrow's leaders, then you’ll enjoy our early childhood education (ECE) program.
Coursework includes four courses in reading/language arts methods, plus math, science, social studies methods and two courses specifically for teaching young children with disabilities. Method course assignments are tied to field experiences so you can teach what you have been taught. You can also take additional coursework in reading intervention to prepare you to teach struggling readers.
4-Year Plan for Early Childhood Education (PDF)
You may choose to pursue an endorsement to teach fourth and fifth grades, which will allow you to teach pre-K through fifth grade.
4-Year Plan for Early Childhood Education plus the 4th & 5th Grade Endorsement (PDF)