Early Childhood Education Teacher (Birth-Grade 2)

Introduce children to the wonders of the world at their most impressionable age.

Early childhood is truly a special time for children, and you are the type of person who thrives upon interacting with these complex young beings. You relish the opportunity to introduce them to the many “firsts” they’ll go through in the years from birth to age eight. As you work toward obtaining your M.S. in early childhood education, you’ll become well versed in the latest pedagogy regarding this unique group. Our program concentrates on teaching you how to navigate an urban school setting in particular.

It is inspiring to be surrounded by students who come from across the country and the world, all of whom are committed to providing quality education and care to infants, toddlers and young children.

Mary DeBey
Associate Professor

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Quick Facts

  • The National Association for the Education of Young Children, the leading professional organization for early childhood educators, was founded in 1926 and has nearly 80,000 members.
  • Our program has different requirements depending on the status of your teacher certification.
  • We partner with Lincoln Center to extend your education outside the classroom.

Possible Careers

  • Coordinator at a private daycare facility 
  • First grade teacher at a public school 
  • Researcher at a policy group dedicated to early childhood education