Overview

This program focuses on current research and issues in early childhood education, especially in language related areas. In this 92-credit program, students learn early childhood education. The strategies and techniques of teaching English to early childhood and elementary school-aged children are also addressed. Graduates will have a variety of opportunities in the field of early childhood education settings as a teacher, specialist, and researcher.

Teaching English for Early Childhood Prospects

  • Preschool teaching jobs are expected to increase 17%, faster than average, through 2022. Growth is expected to result from increases in student enrollment, continued demand for special education services, and increases in childcare and preschool enrollment.
  • Student enrollment in public and private elementary and secondary schools is expected to increase from 2012 to 2022. Because teacher assistants work directly with students, the increase in the number of students will spur demand for teacher assistants. In addition, there will be continued demand for special education services and, in turn, demand for teacher assistants who work with these students.

Program Facts

  • Program Length: 70 weeks (MTF: 105 weeks)
  • Total Credits: 92 credits (Major – 68 credits & General Education – 24 credits)

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