The 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.
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.
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.
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…
Masters Elementary Education (M.Ed.)
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.