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Early Childhood Development and Education

The Early Childhood Development and Education major provides in-depth, foundational knowledge on how children develop that prepares students to become effective educators. Our students engage in coursework, service learning, and field study that provides them with an understanding of children and their needs within and outside of the classroom. This major provides guidelines for course selection that will help students move toward becoming a licensed educator and contributing to the learning and growth of children.

Career Options

The major prepares students to pursue licensure to teach through an accredited graduate program. Our students also pursue careers such as: 

  • Teachers
  • School counselors
  • Pre-School Administrators
  • Reading Specialists
  • Case managers
  • Behavioral counselors
  • Social workers
  • Youth advisors