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Early Childhood Education

The growing field of early childhood education includes many different job opportunities. Regardless of the position sought, persons considering a degree in early childhood education should enjoy working with children and have a strong desire to help them learn and succeed.
As an early childhood education major, you might enjoy a variety of career options after you graduate, including a child care teacher, an assistant director or director of a child care facility, a private preschool teacher, nanny, director of a preschool program, an elementary school assistant, or Head Start assistant. Professionals may work with children of different age groups, depending on their specialty; the age range covered usually goes from birth to age 8 or so (third grade). An early childhood education major enjoys the opportunity for employment in a field that dramatically shapes and influences the lives of children.

Many of Richland's Early Childhood Education Classes will transfer to the Millikin University Early Childhood Education program: ECE 101, 110, 113 290. and ED 220

Visit the Education page for information on Paraprofessional Education (Teacher Assistant), Elementary Education, Secondary Education, and Special Education.

ECE classes are aligned with the Illinois Professional Teaching Standards

Course Information

Career and Technical Education Option

The following are part of the career and technical education program. Some courses may not transfer to four-year institutions.

Baccalaureate Transfer Options

  • Associate of Arts with concentration in Early Childhood Education
    • Suggested courses for the Early Childhood Education Concentration: ENGL 101; SPCH 101; PSYCH 110, 150; SOCIO 200; plus fine arts and mathematics electives
    • Additional suggested courses: ECE 101, 103, 110, 111, 203; EDUC 105, 220
  • Associate of Science with concentration in Early Childhood Education
    • Suggested courses for the Early Childhood Education Concentration: ENGL 101; SPCH 101; PSYCH 110, 150; SOCIO 200; plus fine arts and mathematics electives
    • Additional suggested courses: ECE 101, 103, 110, 111, 203; EDUC 105, 220

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