Early Childhood Education (Age 3 - Grade 3)

Early Childhood Education Fundamentals

Early childhood teachers tailor their lessons around the developmental stages of their students as they introduce
them to numbers, language, science and social studies.

  • Core curriculum combines theory and practice to prepare you for licensure to work in preschools,
    child care centers or to teach in primary schools
  • You’ll learn techniques to establish positive learning environments and how to plan, implement and evaluate
    instructional programs

Our Faculty

  • are innovative and interactive
  • win teaching awards
  • use multimedia technology to enhance classroom learning

Akron Advantage

Hands-on Research

The College of Education offers a variety of resources for its students, including:

  • Literacy Center
  • Center for Child Development
  • Center for Urban Education

Real World Experience

  • You will participate in at least 100 hours of field-based experiences in a variety of diverse settings prior to student teaching.
  • The culminating experience for teacher education is student teaching, under the supervision of College of Education faculty and a classroom teacher.

Education Student Organizations

  • Akron Council of Education Students
  • Student Council for Exceptional Children

Sample Curriculum


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