B.A.E. in Early Childhood Education
The Early Childhood Ed program prepares candidates to become effective early childhood educators who use innovative and collaborative practices
As local, state, and national advocates, graduates will promote the education and wellbeing of young children. Candidates completing the B.A.Ed. in Early Childhood Education program will be prepared to become professionals in a variety of roles, such as working in classroom settings, managing childcare programs and more, within the field of early childhood education.
Once licensed, candidates will be highly qualified to teach Birth-Kindergarten and Special Education Birth-Kindergarten. For more information on seeking licensure outside Mississippi, please review the Certification information.
As local, state, and national advocates, graduates will promote the education and wellbeing of young children, and will be prepared to become professionals in a variety of roles, such as working in classroom settings and managing childcare programs, within the field of early childhood education.
During the professional education coursework, teacher candidates are required to observe and teach in selected classrooms, learning about effective teaching, developing professional dispositions and working directly with practitioners and students at varying grade and developmental levels.
B.A.E. in Early Childhood Education Faculty
The B.A.Ed. in Early Childhood Education is a 124 credit program, approved for a Birth-Kindergarten license with an early intervention Birth-Kindergarten endorsement in Special Education. There are three phases for majors: Core Curriculum; Teacher Education Program; and Student Teaching.
2.5 grade point average (entry admission for transfer students and change of major)
2.75 grade point average (admission for Phase II: Teacher Education Program) and appropriate scores on either the ACT, SAT or CORE (link to Phase II information is posted above under Program Description)