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

Curriculum Guide


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Career Opportunities

Degrees and Preparation

A degree in early childhood education paves the way to teach in preschools, child care centers or primary schools.

Career Outlook

The federal government predicts job opportunities for teachers will be excellent in many parts of the country, particularly:

  • Texas
  • Arizona
  • Georgia
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Florida

Career Center

The Career Center creates links among students, alumni and local professionals. You will have access to:

  • Career Resource Library
  • co-op/internships
  • computer stations for resume writing and employment research
  • UA Career Fairs

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