Early Childhood Education Major

During the first several semesters, students in our Early Childhood Education majorwork toward Pre-Professional Educator Status (PPES). Once PPES has been achieved, students officially become Pre-Professional Educators in the Department of Education. At that time, the student is eligible to take advanced education classes. Almost immediately, students pursuing teacher certification in Early Childhood Education enter into a program known as Field Experience, which culminates in a 12-week Student Teaching program in one of 46 surrounding school districts.

Careers in Early Childhood Education

Career opportunities lie in various school districts working directly with children, families, groups and communities.

Positions include:

  • Teacher (pre-kindergarten through grade 4)

Professionalism is...


Rebecca Dippel "is being in the right place, at the right time...and being prepared."




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