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?
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:
"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."
2018 Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Graduate
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.
2018-2019 Major Sheet
College of Education
128 Taylor Education Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0001