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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

You will have the skills and knowledge for careers in early childhood that don't require a teaching certificate, such as:

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

Pay depends on the education you attain and the type of program you work for. The average starting salary for students with a bachelor’s degree is $28,000 plus. Visit WSU Career Services for current listings.

Children’s School

You can take part in practica and student teaching at the Melba S. Lehner Children's School, which provides education and care for children of Weber State University students, faculty and staff. To participate, fill out the application and return it to the Children’s School.



Call 801-626-6277 if you have additional questions questions.


Before enrolling in CHF 2600 (Introduction to Early Childhood Education), CHF 2610 (Guidance Based on Developmental Theory) or CHF 2620 (Planning Creative Experiences for Young Children), you must be fingerprinted and have a background check. If your background check reveals misconduct, you will not be allowed to enroll in these courses or any others that include field experiences, practica or student teaching. This is in compliance with Utah State Law. Allow for an eight-week response time from the state.

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