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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.


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

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

Career Opportunities

Evangel'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


Department Chair

Eddie Noack, Ed.S.

Education Department Chair & Special Education Program Coordinator

Regular Faculty

Suzie Thomason, Ph.D.

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

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

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