Early Childhood Education

This degree qualifies students to work with children from birth through second grade. This program is recommended for prospective teachers who want to teach in a preschool or nursery school setting or in kindergarten or primary grades. The courses required to obtain an English as a Second Language endorsement are built into this program.  Successful completion of the program leads to the State of Illinois Professional Educator's License with an endorsement in Early Childhood and an ESL endorsement. See Gainful Employment data.