Early Childhood Education
The Early Childhood Education program prepares candidates to teach children from birth through third grade. Completion of the program prepares candidates to pursue a professional educator license with an endorsement in early childhood education (Birth - grade 3) in the state of Illinois.
The program consists of:
- Professional Education Courses
- General Education Courses
- Area of Concentration Courses
Requirements for Degree
Candidates majoring in the early childhood program in education must complete the following requirements:
Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 and grades of C or better in all coursework
Complete a minimum of 40 credit hours in professional education coursework;
Complete a minimum of 18 credit hours in ESL coursework; and
- Complete all University core requirements.
Candidates also have the option of earning an early childhood special education letter of approval.