Already pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Education degree? Are you interested in having many options when you are looking for a teaching degree? Adding a minor in Early Childhood Education will lead to additional teaching certification in Pre-K through grade 3. A minor in Early Childhood Education from the University of Central Missouri prepares you assess children’s developmental needs, provide developmentally appropriate instruction, and provide positive and healthy learning environments for young children.
As part of the Early Childhood Education minor, you will complete the Early Learner Block. The Early Learner Block is a set of courses that focus on teaching and learning in Pre-K and Kindergarten. You’ll also spend about 100 hours in a Pre-K or Kindergarten classroom. You’ll work with small groups of students - you will teach them, interview them, assess them, read with them, play games with them. You’ll learn how important early childhood teachers are!
At UCM, we believe you learn best by doing. That’s why you’ll receive extensive classroom teaching opportunities in multiple grade levels and setting well before you graduate. In fact, our goal is for you to have classroom placements in every grade you will be certified to teach.
UCM is the longest continuously CAEP accredited public institution in Missouri