Early Childhood Education

This degree qualifies students to work with children from birth through second grade. This program is recommended for prospective teachers who want to teach in a preschool or nursery school setting or in kindergarten or primary grades. The Early Childhood major also requires a concentration in one of the following areas:  English/language arts, fine arts, foreign language, mathematics, science, or social studies.  Successful completion of the program leads to the State of Illinois Professional Educator's License with an endorsement in Early Childhood. See Gainful Employment data.