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Early Childhood Leadership - Main Campus


This program provides an opportunity for students to gain the educational credentials they need to become a Lead Teacher and/or Director in a daycare or preschool setting. In addition, it provides the credentials needed to become a paraprofessional in an Early Childhood or Elementary Public School setting.

Students will: 

  • Gain an understanding of young children’s characteristics and needs
  • Learn about the importance of, influences, and ways to support early childhood development
  • Develop an understanding of assessment and curriculum including children with disabilities; identify important teaching strategies and developmentally appropriate curriculum to creative a supportive and effective learning environment
  • Cultivate leadership through coursework and a 6 credit internship
  • Work closely with Education faculty and mentors in the field through observations and classroom practice to develop readiness to be educators and leaders in the field of Early Childhood Education.