National - Louis university

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B.A. in Early Childhood Education

Course Description

National Louis University’s Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education degree program prepares graduates to work with children from birth through age eight, including teaching in classrooms serving English Language Learners. The program coursework is aligned to meet the new Illinois Professional Teaching Standards (IL-PTS). Upon successful completion of all required coursework, graduates will earn a Professional Educator License (PEL) endorsed for early childhood and self-contained general education (age 0 to grade 3). Consider getting your Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education degree at NLU if you: * Want to help shape young children’s views of themselves and the world and positively affect their educational futures * Want to learn in a highly regarded program with an innovative approach to teacher education * Wish to gain valuable classroom experience in a pre-school or primary school setting to enable you to enter the classroom ready to support the growth and development of all your students * Seek a program that provides you with a PEL (age 0 to grade 3) and an ESL endorsement upon completion

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Career outcomes

Employment of preschool teachers is expected to grow faster than the average for other professions between now and 2018. The demand for childcare centers and the professionals to staff them will increase as states implement preschool programs for 3- and 4-year-old children. The number of subsidies for children from low-income families attending child care programs is rising. Additionally, there are a growing number of employers funding and operating child care centers for their employees. This increase in children being served through early child care programs will result in excellent opportunities for teachers within this industry.1,2

B.A. in Early Childhood Education National - Louis university