Becoming an Educator
When you begin your education, you are considered a pre-service teacher and must demonstrate behavior appropriate for the teaching profession. There are particular state requirements, which include solid dispositions and a high grade point average (GPA). It is very important to start with a strong GPA and maintain it throughout your college career.
Your first year will include Social Foundations, our introductory education course, during which you will gain understanding of preK-4 students by spending time in a classroom. Thereafter, you will build on that experience, gaining information and skills in Strategies and Early Field courses.
Early Childhood Educators can opt to earn a minor in Psychology, a certificate in Children’s Literature, and/or take coursework leading toward certification in Behavior Analysis.
Early Childhood Education