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Studying Early Childhood Education at Weber State

Weber State’s early childhood education degree allows you to earn your Utah teaching license and turn your passion for teaching children in lower elementary grades into a rewarding career.

Early Childhood Education Highlights

Weber State’s job placement rate for early childhood education graduates is nearly 100 percent. 

You have the option to double major in early childhood education and elementary education, giving you the flexibility to teach pre-kindergarten through sixth grade.

Beyond the Classroom

While earning your degree, you can get practical experience 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.

Abrie Loomis

Class of 2021

“I am loving Weber and can’t wait until I can live this dream I’ve had for so long to be a teacher. I currently work in the daycare/preschool, and I love it!”

What You’ll LEARN at Weber

The early childhood education degree trains you as an expert in educating young children. Specifically, your coursework focuses on childhood development, historical roots of early childhood education, theories and developmentally appropriate practices, types and effectiveness of early childhood programs, political issues and ethical conduct within the early childhood profession, age- and culturally appropriate curriculum for young children, characteristics of exceptional children and children at risk, and working with parents.

What You CAN DO After Weber

Most graduates take positions in public school kindergarten or early elementary school grades. If you decide to double major in early childhood education and elementary education, you can earn double licensure to teach first through sixth grade. If you have questions, contact a WSU Career Advisor.

Faculty Perspective


ECE students gain so much confidence when applying what they are learning in the classroom with children and I get to guide and support them in this journey.

Carrie Ota