Early childhood teachers work exclusively with children from infancy to approximately eight years old. Early childhood educators are tasked with developing the academic, emotional and social skills of the children they teach. It is a rewarding career that can present unique challenges as more and more children come from broken homes, low income families, and diverse cultural backgrounds. The Monroe College Early Childhood Education Bachelor’s Degree Program helps lay the academic foundation for students interested in becoming infant-level to second grade teachers.
Students are taught by active and retired early childhood teachers, advocates, and program directors. The curriculum is rigorous and intensive. It is also insightful highlighting how language, cultural and psychological barriers can adversely impact early childhood learning. Students leave the classroom as critical thinkers and educational leaders, qualities that help them excel during semester internships at preschools, childhood development centers, and learning centers.
In order to become early childhood teachers, Monroe students must obtain a Master’s Degree in Education. A career as an early childhood teacher can lead to opportunities in child psychology, educational consultancy, and bilingual education. If you’re interested in an early childhood teaching career, visit here to find out how Monroe College can help you achieve you goal.