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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 Early Childhood Education Degree from NGU.

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 Example Courses

    • Intro to Education
    • Comp. & Rhetoric
    • College Algebra
    • Foreign Language I & II
    • Intro to History of Art 
    • Intro to History of Music
    • Integration of Technology 
    • Comp. & Literature
    • Old or New Testament
    • Gen Psychology
  • Early Childhood Education Year 2

    Year 2 Example Courses

    • Foundations of Education
    • Oral Communications
    • Integrated Biological Science
    • U.S. History to 186
    • Child Development
    • Foundations of Reading
    • U.S. History after 1865
    • Integrated Physical Science
    • Intro to Early Childhood
  • Early Childhood Education Year 3

    Year 3 Example Courses

    • World Religions
    • Assess. Young Child
    • Literature for Children
    • Utilizing Technology in EC
    • Guided Behavior of YC
    • Education Psychology
    • Methods & Materials for YC
    • Reading Assess. & Methods for EC
    • SS for Young Child
  • Early Childhood Education Year 4

    Year 4 Example Courses

    • Content Area Reading & Writing w/ Integ. Curric. I
    • Integrated Curriculum II
    • 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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