EECE AwardsThe Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education, as a part of the Bagwell College of Education, is committed to excellence in teaching, service, and scholarship. The department, through collaboration with university colleagues, local school districts, community agencies and partners, and accrediting agencies strives for the preparation of professionals (undergraduate and graduate) to work with children and youth in the 21st century.

Mission

The primary mission of the Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education is to provide quality teacher education programs with an emphasis on both content knowledge and pedagogical practices. Our program is committed to developing excellence in teaching for culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse learners (birth through five and pre-kindergarten through fifth grade) through programs of scholarship, research, and service, as well as locally and globally engaged partnerships.

Vision

The Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education will be a widely-recognized leader in transformative programs that prepare highly effective and socially-just educators to meet the needs of culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse learners and communities.

Undergraduate Programs

B.S. Early Childhood Education: Birth through Kindergarten


The B.S. in Early Childhood Education: Birth Through Kindergarten Is Designed to Prepare Candidates to Instruct and Work with Infants, Toddlers…
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B.S. Elementary Education (P-5)


The B.S. in Elementary Education Is Designed to Prepare Candidates with the Knowledge, Skills, And Professional Dispositions…
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Master's Degree Programs

Masters in Elementary Education 


Candidates who are already certified Early Childhood Education teachers who wish to continue to learn more about the Early Childhood Education field and improve their practice. The program allows certified teachers in Elementary education (P-5) to earn their M.Ed. in 13 months while continuing their teaching career.
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Masters in Reading Education


Taking education and reading courses aligned to their initial level of teacher certification, the M.Ed. in Reading prepares candidates for roles as interventionists.

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Endorsements

Reading Endorsement


This course is to provide classroom teachers with additional training in order to meet the literacy needs of students at the early childhood, middle childhood, and secondary school levels.
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