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.
Learn more about our year-long Student Teaching Internship opportunities!
Find information on loan forgiveness programs for Early Childhood Educators here!
Career OpportunitiesEvangel's academic programs are designed specifically to prepare you for a career in the real world. But it's more than just job preparation; it's preparing you to make a full impact in your profession through the unique combination of faith and learning. Here are some of the professions this degree would prepare you for:
- Pre-K – 6th grade teacher in private or public school setting
- Early childhood special education (ECSE) teacher
- Child care center director
- Parent educator
- Curriculum coordinator in a hospital or crisis nursery
- Missionary associate
- Children’s pastor
Shonna Crawford, Ph.D.
Education Department Chair & Professor of Education
Full Time Faculty
Assistant Professor of Education in Early Childhood; Early Childhood Program Coordinator
Kelly Sutherland, Ed.D.
Professor of Education, Coordinator of Graduate Curriculum & Instruction Leadership Program
Eddie Noack, Ed.S.
Assistant Professor - Special Education Program Coordinator
Andrea Hughes, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Literacy, Coordinator of Graduate Literacy Program