The University of Mount Union’s Bachelor of Arts degree in early childhood education program and license prepares students to work with children from Pre-K-3 grade. In addition to focused coursework, early childhood education majors begin field experiences in the spring of freshman year with placements in a variety of schools and agency settings.
Mount Union’s CAEP accredited education degree allows students to be exposed to numerous courses specific to early childhood education and to learn from dedicated and experienced faculty members.
Early Childhood Education Major Quick Facts
The early childhood education major requires 32 credit hours of coursework specific to the major, with an additional 12 hour reading requirement through the Ohio Department of Education. Students will also complete 32 credit hours for the University’s general education program, the Integrative Core, which allows students to explore areas of study outside their field of interest while developing essential leadership and communication skills that employers value.
Education majors have several opportunities to gain hands-on experience outside of the classroom, including:
- Multiple field experiences and a semester of student teaching
- Internships in the field with various schools and organizations including the Spectrum Education Center
- Opportunities to attend on campus and regional conferences and professional development workshops
Mount Union’s Department of Education also has received numerous recognitions for the quality and caliber of its programs:
- The Department of Education was ranked #2 in Ohio, #6 in the Great Lakes region, and #18 in the nation as a best value in College Factual’s 2018 rankings
- Mount Union’s Department of Education programs were cited among institutions with the most popular and most focused programs
- Mount Union has been recognized as a 2017-2018 Education College of Distinction