Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

Learn to shape young minds at Chatfield while receiving a solid preparation for a career in education, while also earning a degree grounded in liberal arts and faith-based values. This program is designed for students who intend to pursue Bachelors’ degrees in early childhood education, and for those who seek employment or career advancement within childcare centers. Upon completion of the program, students may apply for a Child Development Associate (CDA) certificate through the CDA National Credentialing Program.

This concentration also offers four courses for students who wish to pursue a degree in middle or high school education.

Chatfield College graduates are qualified to teach at public and private childcare centers and go on to:

  • Become administrators.
  • Teach in public and private schools.
  • Work in education.
  • Teach in foreign countries.

These courses comprise the Early Childhood Education Concentration: EDU 102 Foundations of Education (4 credit hours); EDU 108 Health, Safety & Nutrition (3 credit hours); EDU/PSY 241 Educational Psychology (3 credit hours); EDU/PSY 211 Early Childhood Development (3 credit hours);  EDU 217 Instructional Technology (3 credit hour); EDU/SOC 237 Community, School, & Family Diversity (4 credit hours); EDU 215 Programs and Practices in Early Childhood (3 credit hours);  EDU 245 Exceptional Children (3 credit hours).

Total 26 credit hours.

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