College of Education and Professional Development

BA – Early Childhood Education

Overview

The Early Childhood Education program, a blended plan with early childhood and special education, prepares pre-service teachers to teach all children, regardless of ability, from birth to age five. We have experiences with infant/toddlers, pre-kindergarteners, preschoolers with special needs and administrators. The successful candidate will be able to be licensed to teach typically developing preschoolers as well as preschool children with special needs.  The program offers a standalone degree as well as an add-on endorsement to an elementary education degree (Pre-K – Kindergarten).

Prerequisites

Bachelor’s degree

  • Must be formally admitted to the undergraduate education program (known as Admit 4 status)
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.80 or higher (both MU and overall)
  • ECE 303 with a grade of “C” or better

Endorsement (Pre-K – K)

  • Must be admitted to the Elementary Education program
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.80 or higher (both MU and overall)
  • ECE 303 with a grade of “C” or better

Plan of study

Click here to see the Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.

Click here to see the add-on endorsement to Elementary Education.

Contact

For questions or further information regarding the Early Education program please contact:

Dr. Ruthann Arneson
Program Director
E-mail: arneson1@marshall.edu
Phone: (304) 696-6478

Faculty & Staff Directory

For information on the program faculty and staff, click here.