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Early Childhood/Elementary

EARLY CHILDHOOD (PreK – 3rd grade) / ELEMENTARY EDUCATION (Kindergarten - 5th grade)

There has never been a more important or a more exciting time to consider a career as an early childhood or elementary school educator. After many years of debate, there is consensus on the brain science that children’s most formative years are their youngest years. That places the teachers of our youngest learners at the most critical point of students’ academic careers. At ground zero for learning, early childhood and elementary educators teach, nurture, support, and love students as they grow and develop academically, socially, and emotionally. College of Education faculty place great emphasis on advocacy for families and children, particularly children from traditionally underserved populations.

Belmont’s College of Education offers two undergraduate degree programs for preparing early childhood and elementary educators:

Early Childhood Education, B.A./B.S. (PreK-3 Licensure)

Elementary Education: Interdisciplinary Studies in Education, B.A./B.S. (K-5 Licensure)