Why add a minor in early childhood education?

As you earn your early childhood education minor, you'll focus on children in the context of family, culture and community. You'll explore developmentally appropriate practices, emergent curriculum, descriptive assessment, and problem-solving approaches to resolving conflict and choices for children.

The early childhood education program is part of the College of Education & Human Development. Most classes are small, with about 12-25 students per class. All classes are capped at 25 students, meaning you'll receive individual attention.

An Early Childhood Education minor gives you the strategic skills you need, including:

  • Curriculum Development
  • Lesson Planning
  • Strategic Planning
  • Child Development

Careers in Early Childhood Education

You'll graduate with limitless career opportunities and a solid foundation for working with children ranging in age from 0-8 years old. Students with an early childhood education degree can teach and be a leader in:

  • Public schools (PreK and kindergarten through third grade)
  • Early Head Start
  • Child care and education centers
  • Administration/Director

Accreditation by NCA and CAEP

Programs within the College are fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Early Childhood Education Courses You Could Take