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Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood

Students with early childhood majors are prepared to work in childhood programs or agencies that do not require a teaching certificate.

Why Choose Early Childhood?

  • High demand for well-educated pre-kindergarten teachers
  • Positions available in Head Start and child care
  • Great preparation for parenting
  • Low student-to-faculty ratio

What You’ll Learn

You will learn about child development and its foundation for young children’s learning and teacher planning, along with early childhood curriculum assessment and instruction. You will be prepared to teach preschool children.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates with an Early Childhood BS are qualified for roles, including limited leadership opportunities, in early childhood programs with children from age 0-8. You will also be prepared for graduate programs in education practice, research and politcy or in clinical work. This degree will not prepare you to work in programs that requires a teaching certificate. Starting salaries vary but average $20,000-$30,000. Possible careers include: 

Lead Preschool/Head Start Teacher, Early Childhood Specialist or Early Childhood Consultant, Family Education Liason, Child Advocate, Preschool Director or Assistant Director, or a Teacher in a private elementary school program. 


Revised 02/14/21