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Elementary and Early Childhood Education

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Mission of the Elementary and Early Childhood Program

The mission of the Elementary and Early Childhood Program is to prepare highly effective teachers who have the knowledge, skills, and competencies to prepare PreK-4 students to achieve academic success, and who are prepared to serve a diverse group of children and families in a variety of educational settings.

 
Elementary and Early Childhood Education Major

Elementary and Early Childhood Education is a major leading to pre-kindergarten through fourth grade (PK-4) certification. This program incorporates an 18-credit minor in Reading Education. Elementary and Early Childhood Education majors take methods of teaching courses in mathematics, science, social studies, the arts, physical education and health, reading, and language arts, as well as courses in educational theory and practice.

Total minimum number of credits required for a major in Elementary and Early Childhood Education leading to the B.A. degree – 124.

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