Prepare for a career teaching prekindergarten through grade five with our BSEd in Early Childhood Education, which offers extensive in-classroom experience as well as a solid foundation in theory and teaching principles.
You will develop a strong community through small, cohort-based classes and gain hands-on experience every semester as you work toward your teaching certification.
The BSEd in Early Childhood Education will equip you with the skills to develop culturally relevant curriculum and educational practices, to design innovative learning environments, and to build effective school-family-community partnerships.
Our program balances student experiences to include both educational theory and practice. You will take a range of coursework, including:
You will also get hands-on experience with different student populations thanks to university partnerships with a number of local school districts.
Our early childhood education program's distinguished faculty are recognized nationally and internationally as teachers, researchers, and mentors with a range of experiences and prestigious research grants. The faculty are dedicated to supporting students in both their academic work and in their future careers.
Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.
Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.
All undergraduate students at UGA meet with an academic advisor each semester. This meeting is critical to a student's success as a chance to discuss courses and electives, certification criteria, and general graduation requirements.
You will have the opportunity to host a kindergarten field trip through Experience UGA, a new initiative to bring Clarke County students to campus each year.
Also, you can find tutoring and volunteer opportunities through the College's outreach Reading Clinic.
You will have the opportunity to study abroad in Modena, Italy (summer study) or Ghana (winter study). Or, you can explore other overseas options through our partnership with the Consortium of Overseas Student Teaching Program.
Connect with fellow education students through organizations such as Kappa Delta Epsilon, the Feminist Scholar-Activists, and others.
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