Becoming an Educator
When you begin your education, you are considered a pre-service teacher. You must demonstrate behavior appropriate for the teaching profession. There are 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. In this course, you will gain understanding of preK-4 students by spending time in a classroom. Next, you will build on that experience, gaining information and skills in Strategies and Early Field courses.
Early Childhood Educators may pursue:
- a minor in Psychology
- Children’s Literature certification
- Behavior Analysis certification
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Education/Special Education
Early Childhood Education/STEM Endorsement
Early Childhood Education/Gifted Endorsement