The Early Childhood program prepares teachers to work in programs serving children in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, primary, and early intermediate grades. The program helps students gain an appreciation and understanding of child development and learning, build conceptual and practical expertise about effective instruction, acquire a sound philosophy of education, and develop personally and professionally.
The program's experiential approach to teacher preparation ensures you'll engage early learners through a variety of exciting and diverse field experiences. Work directly with children several times prior to student teaching to gain hands-on experience with children of various ages and backgrounds. Develop your ability to create effective learning strategies that meet the needs of all early learners in support of their cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development.
Annemarie Hindman, associate professor of psychological studies in education, is faculty coordinator of the Early Childhood Education program.