Our early childhood education program provides students with the knowledge and training to pursue a variety of careers in public and private schools as well as childcare centers and community programs.
Our program is distinctive by design:
Students enjoy placements with children in pre-k or kindergarten and then, depending upon areas of interest, complete another placement in either birth to pre-kindergarden or grades one, two, and three. All programs help shape students' professional identify in early childhood education and develop the professional skills needed to succeed in the field.
Accreditation and State of Connecticut Certification Certification programs in the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions, including our program in early childhood education, are approved by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) as well as the State of Connecticut Department of Education. The Educational Testing Service's Praxis II exam is utilized for certification of teachers in Connecticut. See pass rate report.