Early Childhood Education Degree Program

Do you envision yourself walking into a classroom and shaping young minds? Do you feel your teaching abilities can benefit the lives of children? Begin your journey with CMU’s Early Childhood Education major and build the confidence and skills you need for a successful career. 

This degree program leads to Missouri Teaching Certification from birth through 3rd grade.

Early Childhood Education Degree Program Offerings

This program is offered at the following locations:

Residential Campus

Online Programs

About This Program

Early Childhood EducationThe Early Childhood Education major will prepare you for what to expect as a teacher working with young children. Your leadership skills will strengthen as you focus on many areas surrounding children’s development and educational needs. You will learn about children’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors, while building an in-demand skill set that prepares you for a successful and rewarding career in childhood education. Our program is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

As a CMU Early Childhood Education major, you will have opportunities to:

  • enhance your skills while taking classes such as Foundations of Education, Educational Psychology, Methods of Teaching Mathematics in Elementary/Middle School, Children’s Literature, Creative Arts, Reading and Writing with Young Children, and more
  • participate in hands-on learning through projects, presentations, practicum experiences, and internships
  • obtain the educational background desired by schools
  • receive the preparation needed to earn an advanced degree

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Degrees Available

Other CMU Education Degrees

Admission Requirements for Early Childhood Education Majors

Admission to CMU is selective. Our admission staff carefully reviews and evaluates each application on an individual basis. Please review all requirements prior to applying for admission.

CMU Admission Requirements

After being accepted to CMU, students wishing to pursue a degree in Education must meet the additional requirements for full acceptance into the program.

Education Admission Requirements