Head Start teachers work with preschool-aged children in primarily low income, culturally diverse school districts. They are responsible for developing the academic, emotional and social skills of the children they educate. The Monroe College Early Childhood Education Bachelor’s Degree Program prepares students for the challenges they’ll face as Head Start educators along with the rewards of positively impacting a child’s life.
Our faculty consists of veteran Head Start teachers, directors and administrators who bring their extensive first-hand knowledge of the program into the classroom. Course instruction is intense and demanding mirroring the nature of the student’s chosen career path. Students learn how language, cultural and economic barriers can adversely impact the long-term education of a preschool-aged child. They also learn to think critically, proactively address learning issues, communicate with parents, and excel as educational leaders. Real-world experience is a vital part of a Monroe education. Students work and intern at preschools, Head Start agencies, and child learning centers.
Monroe students must earn a Master’s Degree in Education before pursuing a Head Start teaching career. Head Start teachers have expanded career opportunities as Head Start program directors, supervisors, and policy makers. To get a head start on your career as a Head Start teacher, visit here today.