The mission of the Education, Child and Family Studies Department is to prepare students for occupations in PK-12 instruction and for further study in education and related fields. Students completing Programs of Study in the Education, Child and Family Studies Department will be able to acquire and maintain leadership positions in the educational arena as related to teaching, research, and service. The Education, Child and Family Studies Department prepares well-quali fied and certified teachers in two majors: Early Childhood and Elementary Education. A third major, Child and Family Development, prepares graduates to work in non-public school settings that serve children and families.

The Early Childhood Education program leads to certification to teach in grades PK-3. The Elementary Education program leads to certification to teach in grades 2-6. In addi tion, the Education, Child and Family Studies Department offers the professional education courses for Art (PK-12), English (9-12), and Mathematics (9-12).

See College Catalogue for Courses and Programs of Study plus more information.


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