From birth to age eight, children go through the most rapid brain development and growth in their lives, making early childhood a particularly crucial time for learning. Early childhood educators help shape their futures, laying the foundation for their success in school, employment and social settings. If you want to make a positive impact on children in preschool through third grade, Troy University’s bachelor’s in early childhood education equips you to do so. At TROY, you’ll gain the skills you need to teach core subject areas and contribute to students’ social growth, self-esteem and perception of the world.
TROY’s bachelor’s degree in early childhood education includes a required internship,
providing you with direct experience in classroom settings. Working under the supervision
of a seasoned educator, you’ll assume the role of classroom instructor. You’ll practice
various teaching methods and create, implement and reflect on lesson plans.
If you take classes for your bachelor’s in early childhood education on the Dothan Campus, you’ll have access to the Coleman Center for Early Learning and Family Enrichment. This 14,000-square-foot facility serves nearly 100 children and their families, providing you with opportunities to observe and study developmental characteristics of young children while gaining invaluable hands-on experience and in-depth knowledge of the early childhood education field.
An early childhood degree or P-3 certification prepares you to work with children up to eight years of age in schools, preschools, childcare centers or home settings.
The earliest years are the building blocks that set children up for educational success. Research shows that when highly qualified early childhood teachers work in high-quality, developmentally appropriate programs, children experience both short- and long-term positive effects. Troy University is helping give children the best possible start by training highly qualified teachers through its early childhood education degree program.Read More