Early Childhood Education - Winthrop University: Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA

Early Childhood Education

Bachelor of Science

With the underlying goals of inspiring, creating and imagining, the Winthrop University Early Childhood Education Program is designed to provide the teacher candidate with the field and clinical experiences necessary to become a certified teacher in grades Pre-K-3. The curriculum is rich with opportunities to develop the skills and dispositions necessary to meet the needs of young children.

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Curriculum and Learning Opportunities

Courses leading to the Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education provide students with the opportunity to explore current research in the field. The major requires 62 semester hours in the professional education sequence, including approximately 29 semester hours in the core curriculum.


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Real World Experience

Apply new learning and teaching strategies and gain hands-on experience working in a variety of field settings including child care centers, the Macfeat Early Childhood Laboratory School and public school classrooms in surrounding areas.

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Nationally Accredited

Our Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). We have a long history of meeting rigorous professional standards and pride ourselves in preparing highly qualified early childhood teachers.

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Exceptional Faculty

Learn from faculty who are committed to research and scholarly endeavors that inform the profession and enhance public education in our society. All full-time, tenure-track faculty members hold doctoral degrees in their fields of study, and most have numerous years of teaching and service in public schools.

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Beyond Graduation

Upon graduation, early childhood education majors attain work in various education facilities from child care management to classroom teaching. Some students choose to begin graduate school as they work toward leadership positions in education.