Early Childhood Education Major

Be involved in a child’s success from the beginning.

At a glance

In Early Childhood Education, you’ll focus on teaching child development from infancy through age 8, and gain early childhood education teaching licensure and director qualifications. You’ll start out in another major your freshman and sophomore years, complete some prerequisites, and then apply for a spot in this major for your junior and senior years. Many enter the program from the Human Development and Family Studies major, and can expect a cohort-like setting of 25-30 students, offering ample face time with faculty and hands-on experience in the field.  

Degree typeBachelor of Science
FormatOn campus
Part ofCollege of Health and Human Sciences
Competitive major?No
Accelerated option?No
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Some Career Options

You’ll graduate ready to receive your Early Childhood teacher licensure and director qualification in the state of Colorado, along with readiness to start careers in the development and education of infants, toddlers, and young children (0 – 8 years). You may work in a range of contexts, from pre-K to third grade in Colorado public or private schools, Head Start, family or center care provider businesses, or serve as directors of childcare centers.  

Tour and info session options

Tours may be available as part of Admissions tours and info sessions, offered throughout the year.

For additional opportunities, please reach out to:

College of Health and Human Sciences recruiter at chhs_recruitment@mail.colostate.edu

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