College of Education

Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

1

Early Childhood Lab

on campus

2

Certifications

to serve children from birth through kindergarten

3

Rank Certification in Kentucky

upon graduation

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Do you love to work with young children?

Early childhood education lays the foundation for a child's lifelong learning experiences. In this program, you'll prepare to work in a variety of settings with children from birth through age five.

 

You'll get hands-on experience in our Early Childhood Lab located on campus and other field settings to prepare you to be an effective teacher from the start.

 

You will learn to develop age-appropriate lesson plans; assess child behavior; plan, implement, and monitor interventions, and assist families. You will learn to consider all aspects of the child's environment - home, school, and neighborhood.

 

Why choose Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education?

  • Our graduates are highly qualified and recruited by schools.
  • Gain the advantage of joining the EdLife Living Learning residential program.
  • We partner with top teachers to offer student teaching experiences.
  • Learn and grow through travel with student teaching abroad.
  • Experience a diverse community with many opportunities to get involved.

 

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Careers

Grow Your Future

As an early childhood educator you have a part in building the foundation for a child's entire eduction.  Being a child's first teacher is a big responsibility and is both rewarding and impactful.  You can help mold the child and family's first impression of learning and education as a whole.

 

Career opportunities in Early Childhood Education:

  • Early interventionist
  • Pre-Primary Teacher
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Day Care
  • Special Education providers for birth through age 5
"My early childhood degree has prepared me for every possible situation that can happen in an inclusive classroom. I am a better educator and advocate for my students because of the College of Education."

Hope Anderson

2018 Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Graduate

Admission and Certification

You should complete an undergraduate admissions application and declare interest in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education. Be sure to keep your grades on track. After completing 60 credit hours, you will need a minimum 2.75 college GPA to apply to the Teacher Education Program. 

 

You will be eligible to apply for certification in Kentucky upon graduation. 

 

Interested in teaching outside of Kentucky? See our list of teacher certifications by state. 


Curriculum Information 

 

2018-2019 Major Sheet