Eastern Oregon University’s College of Education Early Childhood Education degree offers students the opportunity to explore the field of early childhood education and obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for supporting, educating and advocating for young children. Students receive in-depth knowledge of early childhood foundations, development, learning, pedagogy, andragogy, heutagogy, and apply this knowledge in learning to create high-quality early care and educational programs that focus on developing appropriate learning experiences for young children. After completion of the ECED program, students are prepared to work as early childhood educators in the private sector as teachers, program directors, and administrators, advocates, educational coordinators, or policymakers in schools, businesses, mental health agencies and community, private or church-related programs. Students who choose to obtain their teacher licensure may continue their education at Eastern Oregon University’s College of Education Master of Arts in Teaching licensure preparation program.
This Early Childhood Education (ECED) program is available online.