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Early Childhood Education

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Shape the hearts and minds of future generations with an Early Childhood Education degree from North Greenville University.

Education Grads Find Jobs
100% of NGU’s job-seeking education graduates land a teaching job soon after graduation (2016-2018).
NGU Education Graduates
South Carolina. The United States. Around the world. Over 1,200 NGU education graduates teach in both public and private schools across the globe.
Years of Experience
Want to learn from the best? Our faculty has over 200 combined years of teaching experience in both public and private schools.

Your Calling: Their Future

Impact the lives of children in a variety of professions. Preschool, private, and public-school teacher, of course. But also, childcare director, children’s ministry worker, missionary, social worker, and more.

Little hearts and minds grow up to become family, community, and world leaders. Help shape future generations with an Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education from NGU.

What Can I Do With a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education?

Early childhood education is a transformative field that nurtures and shapes the minds of young children during their crucial developmental years. By providing a supportive and stimulating environment, early childhood educators have the opportunity to lay the foundation for a lifetime of learning, curiosity, and growth.

Through engaging activities, social interactions, and age-appropriate curriculum, educators foster a love of learning, promote social-emotional development, and cultivate essential skills for success. Embrace the joy of guiding young minds, making a lasting impact, and inspiring a lifelong love of learning in the hearts of children.

Preschool Teacher
Kindergarten Teacher
Daycare Owner/Operator
Early Intervention Specialist
Childcare Program Director
Head Start Teacher

Experience Learning Outside the Classroom

It All Starts with Observation

Engage in public school settings right off the bat. Observe teachers and students in actual classrooms. Examine and discuss various case studies. Enrich your experience through specialized school visits.

Serve Students in Their Communities

Experience life beyond the classroom as you complete a 10-hour service project. Better understand the needs of at-risk students while serving their real-world communities. 

Practice What You Teach

Study. Observe. Engage. Then teach! Before you graduate, complete at least one full teaching semester in a South Carolina public school setting. Now that’s hands-on experience! 

The Final Step: Acing Those Interviews

The transition from learner to leader takes practice. Prepare to launch your career as you develop interview skills and practice the interview process with local public-school principals. 

ECE Beside Experienced & Faithful Educators

Linda O. Parker, EdD
Assistant Professor, Education
Melissa Cruver, EdD
Associate Professor, Education

Study All Aspects of Early Childhood Education

  • Early Childhood Education Year 1

    Year 1 Sample Courses

    • Introduction to Education
    • Introduction to History of Art
    • Introduction to History of Music
    • Integration of Technology
    • Psychology
  • Early Childhood Education Year 2

    Year 2 Sample Courses

    • Foundations of Education
    • Oral Communications
    • Child Development
    • Foundations of Reading
    • Introduction to Early Childhood
  • Early Childhood Education Year 3

    Year 3 Sample Courses

    • Literature for Children
    • Utilizing Technology in Early Childhood
    • Education Psychology
    • Reading Assessment and Methods for Early Childhood
    • Social Studies for Young Child
  • Early Childhood Education Year 4

    Year 4 Sample Courses

    • Content Area Reading and Writing
    • Integrated Curriculum
    • Autumn Experience
    • Directed Student Teaching

Elevate Your Perspective

You’ll also take Chapel every semester, and Cultural Events for the first four semesters. You earn credit through attendance, and each course counts as half a credit. This is the NGU difference, how you find your peak performance and elevate your perspective, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.

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