A Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education prepares you to teach children from pre-kindergarten through third grade. Teaching skills are refined through in-class modeling and field experiences that help you practice methodology and reflective decision making. Our program not only consists of formal training in education methods, theory and pedagogy, but also assists students in understanding that theory and practical application complement one another. Graduates are considered Highly Qualified (HQ) by the Alabama State Department of Education.
A major in Early Childhood Education requires, in addition to the general preparation sequence from liberal arts, 63 hours in teacher education, and nine semester hours in student teaching.
You may take two additional courses and receive degrees in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education. This combination enables you to be certified to teach age three through grade six.