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Studying Early Childhood at Weber State

Weber State’s early childhood degree prepares students who love working with young children for careers in childhood programs and agencies that do not require a teaching certificate.

Early Childhood Highlights

Your education in Weber State’s early childhood program will help you stand out to employers when applying for pre-kindergarten, Head Start and child-care positions.

Along with training you for your career, an early childhood degree prepares you for parenting.

Beyond the Classroom

While earning your degree, you can get practical experience and and spend time student teaching at Weber State’s Melba S. Lehner Children’s School, which offers education and care to children of students and employees.

 

Victoria Ziegler

Class of 2017

“Without the instructors that we had, I don't think I would have made it through the program. They really care about us, and they gave me the confidence I needed to graduate.”

What You’ll Learn at Weber

You will learn about child development and its effect on young children’s learning, as well as teacher planning and early childhood curriculum assessment and instruction.

Upon graduation, you will be prepared to teach preschool-age children.

What You Can Do after Weber

You will have the skills to work with young children in settings that don’t require a teaching certificate, or in other areas that focus on early childhood issues. 

Specific career areas include: 

  • Child care financial management
  • Child care licensing
  • Social services
  • Preschool education
  • Public relations
  • Juvenile justice

Career & Salary Outlook

Common careers for early childhood graduates in the U.S.
Descriptions, job outlook, salary information and more ...
(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, utahfutures.org)