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Early Childhood Education, BS

Early Childhood Education at Greenville

A bachelor of science in early childhood education (ECE) prepares you to teach children from birth through age eight. You’ll learn how to create developmentally appropriate, child-centered, and play-based experiences for young children. Learn to educate the whole child and serve families in the process, by helping them engage in the education of their children. Gain hands-on experience teaching real children, participating in 300+ field hours through GU’s Kindergarten Readiness Program (KRP) and in diverse settings with partnering school districts. Double major in early childhood education and elementary education to expand your options and be licensed to teach through 6th grade.
Learn more about the Early Childhood Access Consortium for Equity Scholarship Program.

 
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90% job placement

Ninety percent of graduates from Greenville University’s School of Education find work in the field of education within the first year after graduation.

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99% pass rate on edTPA

GU education students have a 99% pass rate on the edTPA, a high-stakes test required in the State of Illinois for licensure.

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300 classroom hours

Acquire more than 300 hours of experience in classroom from rural to urban settings.

 

Why GU

Endorsement Opportunities

Endorsement Opportunities

To add teaching areas such as LBSI, music, Spanish, business, and other content areas to a teaching license.

Double Licensure

Double Licensure

Complete double licensure requirements for early childhood and elementary education in a four-year bachelor's degree program. Double licensure allows teachers to work with students from birth through grade 6 in public schools, providing a wide range of opportunities.

Gateways ECE Credential

Gateways ECE Credential

Greenville University is a Gateways to Opportunity entitled institution for the ECE credential levels 2,3,4, and 5.

Fully Accredited

Fully Accredited

Our School of Education is accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).

Character Education

Character Education

Earn nationally recognized certification in character education from Character Plus and learn to educate the whole child.

 

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