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Early Childhood Education majors analyze children’s learning styles to develop their own teaching strategies. You’ll teach and assess reading, writing, math, science, and social studies from pre-K through third grade. You’ll get to explore the cultural aspects of youth, schools, and communities. You’ll log more than a thousand hours in the classroom with your mentor. You can teach in the Durango area, in your hometown, and overseas.
By graduation, you can step immediately into any early childhood program, school, or grade anywhere in the country.
- School-based experiences - You will immerse yourself in intensive courses and school-based experiences for your final three semesters. All Early Childhood Education majors gain more than 1,000 hours of classroom experience with mentor teachers in a variety of local schools.
- TESOL Endorsement - You can obtain a Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Endorsement (known as Teaching English to Students of Other Languages, or TESOL, in other states). This endorsement is highly desired by employers in culturally diverse locations.
Beyond the Degree
Once you graduate, you are qualified to teach in any early childhood program, school, and grade in the nation, and in overseas international schools.
Earning this degree also leads to careers in such fields as:
- After-school programming
- Curriculum development
- Museum programming
- School administration
- School counseling
- Special education
- Student support services
- Tutoring programming
- Youth-oriented programming
For any career, this degree establishes that you can plan activities and assessments, critically evaluate content, analyze different learning styles, develop teaching strategies, work with children, and understand the cultural aspects of youth, schools, and communities.