Major in Early Childhood Education | Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education (PK-3)

The Early Childhood Education major at Urbana University enables you to understand how young children learn and how to educate them accordingly. 

By teaching young children, you will be nurturing their natural curiosity and building a strong foundation for academic success.

Study at Urbana U – A High Demand for Education Graduates

Many schools offer early childhood education degree programs – but you won’t find the network and mentoring experiences available to you as an Urbana University student.  

The faculty that teach education courses at Urbana have one goal in mind: create the best teachers possible. That goal is evident in the high demand for Urbana U’s early childhood education graduates. Our Early Childhood Education major teaches you the fundamentals – and lets you roll up your sleeves and put that knowledge into practice with valuable field experiences. 

Acquire Skills for Becoming an Elementary Education Professional

Urbana University is dedicated to providing variety in coursework and field experience.  Field experience provides the opportunity to observe skilled professionals and practice what you learn, providing a valuable stepping stone to your first job as a teacher. 

Students are placed at partner schools with teachers who have significant teaching and administrative experience, as well as excellence in teaching practices. After graduation and upon acquiring a teaching license, Urbana’s Early Childhood Education major prepares you for a position as a preschool, kindergarten or elementary school teacher.  You’ll also be well-prepared for graduate school to expand your marketability into careers such as school principle, counselor, school psychologist or college professor.

Meet Dr. Dean Pond, Dean for the College of Education |
Faculty Spotlight

With 35 years of experience in public education, Dr. Dean Pond has a passion for creating the best teachers possible. As a result, Urbana’s education graduates are in high demand around Ohio.

Program Outcomes

  1. Articulates milestones and variations in student development in the cognitive, physical, linguistic, social, affective, and moral domains and how they impact student learning.
  2. Understands assessment instruments and practices, the relationship between  assessment and instruction, and how to use assessment data to plan and adapt  effective learning experiences and monitor student progress.
  3. Creates developmentally appropriate learning goals, objectives and strategies in a safe and inclusive learning environment to ensure the engagement and success of all students, including students who are English Language Learners and students with exceptionalities.
  4. Defines roles and expectations for professional educators, strategies for self-reflection and continuous professional growth, and identifies methods to establish effective partnerships and collaborations with families, colleagues, and the community.
  5. Demonstrates knowledge of oral language development, factors (including cultural and community) that affect the development of reading and writing skills, and the foundations of literacy development in children from birth to age 8.
  6. Applies knowledge of approaches for integrating literacy with all other areas of the curriculum and with music, movement, technology, and visual arts activities.

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