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Early Childhood Education

Learn the skills needed to effectively support the development and learning of children from birth through elementary school.

Our comprehensive early childhood education program will prepare you to receive dual certification to teach in early childhood (birth-grade 3) and elementary school (grades 1-6). You will receive robust and diverse field experiences beginning as early as your freshman year with opportunities to interact with infants and toddlers, preschoolers, early childhood special education students, and elementary students.

Our professors with real-world teaching experience provide relevant and cutting-edge instruction in early literacy, interdisciplinary learning, language development, and perceptual motor development. A full-time student teaching experience will solidify the valuable skills gained throughout the program.

Integrate your passion with your calling as you impact the next generation.

MO Fast Track Eligible!

T.E.A.C.H. Missouri Scholarship

 

Learn more about our year-long Student Teaching Internship opportunities!

Find information on loan forgiveness programs for Early Childhood Educators here!

 

Faculty

Department Chair

Eddie Noack, Ed.S.

Education Department Chair & Special Education Program Coordinator

Regular Faculty

Kelly Sutherland, Ed.D.

Professor of Education, Coordinator of Graduate Curriculum & Instruction Leadership Program

Eddie Noack, Ed.S.

Education Department Chair & Special Education Program Coordinator

Suzie Thomason, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Education, Coordinator of Graduate Literacy Program and Undergraduate Early Childhood Program

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