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Early Childhood Education

A major in early childhood education allows students to take courses that provide a strong foundation in child development, family studies, and early childhood education. Students also take courses in liberal arts and human ecology and gain teaching experience by participating in a licensed child care center. The program is for students who wish to work as teachers or administrators in early care and education programs for children from birth through kindergarten.

Related career titles

Assistant clinical instructor
Child center director
Childcare worker
Child life specialist
Preschool teacher
Teaching assistant

Resources available in ACIC*

Career Opportunities in Education and Related Services
Careers for Kids at Heart and Others Who Adore Children
Careers in Child Care
Guiding Career Choices in Early Education
Opportunities in Child Care Careers  
Opportunities in Education Careers
Opportunities in Teaching Careers

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Related early childhood education links

K-State School of Family Studies and Human Services

Council for Exceptional Children

National Association for the Education of Young Children

National Education Association

Child Life Council

National Child Care Association