What will I learn while earning a bachelor degree in early childhood education?
Earning a bachelor degree in early childhood education means that you will spend a lot of time learning about children - how they develop, the best ways to facilitate learning, dealing with children who have special needs, understanding how they think and feel and more. Some of the courses you will take include child psychology and physical development, communication and language, legal issues, and subject matter like math, science, English and art because unlike teachers at the higher levels who may specialize in one subject, an early childhood education teacher will need to be able to instruct children in all necessary subjects. Depending on where you go to school and where you plan to ultimately, you may also take some courses on racial sensitivity and culture. You will also spend time in a regular classroom both observing and practicing as a teacher to prepare you for your own classroom.
What careers can it help prepare me for?
A bachelor degree in early childhood education is one that will give you a number of great career options. People who earn this type of degree love to work with young children and are creative and have a hands-on approach to teaching and learning. While most people with a bachelor degree in early childhood education work in some type of education environment, you are not limited to just one type of job. With this degree, you may choose to work one-on-one with a special needs child or as a child care worker outside of the education setting. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, some people who hold a bachelor degree in early childhood education may also work as librarians or even guidance counselors.
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