Elementary/Early Childhood Education Degree, Bachelor of Science

BACHELOR’S IN ELEMENTARY EARLY CHILDHOOD
EDUCATION

BACHELOR’S IN ELEMENTARY/
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Campus Majors | Elementary/Early Childhood EducationAPPLY NOWVISIT CAMPUS

Campus Majors | Elementary/Early Childhood EducationAPPLY NOWVISIT CAMPUS

EARLY CHILDHOOD / ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

 
Nurture Today,
Shape Tomorrow.
Nurture Today, Shape Tomorrow.

Do you enjoy working with young children as they embark on the most incredible learning period in their lives?

If you love teaching and nuturing young children, then you should consider an Elementary and Early Childhood Education degree. At Maryville University, this dual-certification program prepares students to teach elementary grades 1 – 6 as well as early childhood years, birth – grade 3. The bachelor’s in early childhood education will give teacher candidates the tools to help young children learn to read, write, compute, think and grow as citizens through a constructive approach with numerous planned field experiences and university coursework.

ELEMENTARY/EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM

WHY MARYVILLE

PROJECT-BASED LEARNING

Maryville University student student-teaching at an elementary school

During their sophomore year, Maryville education students are assigned a classroom each semester, where they spend eight hours each week completing their practicum experience.

Deisy Avellaneda completed her practicum hours at a local elementary school where she has guided reading groups and taught small group lessons.

PROFESSIONAL
PARTNERSHIPS

student teaching at elementary school

Maryville’s Elementary/Early Childhood Education program places its students in at least three different school settings, providing a wealth of experiences in a diverse group of schools. Schools selected for placements are models of best practices, have a wide diversity of students, and have a long history of partnering with us including:

• Parkway School District
• St. Louis Public Schools
• Lindbergh School District
• Rockwood School District
• Kirkwood School District

 

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THE BIG PICTURE

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of students enrolling in public kindergarten and elementary schools is expected to increase over the coming decade opening up numerous job opportunities as a preschool teacher.

SALARY

Kindergarten and Elementary Teachers

TOP 10%

$92,770

MEDIAN

$57,160


JOB GROWTH

7%

ESTIMATED

through 2026

116,300 NEW JOBS THROUGH 2026


LARGEST EMPLOYERS

in this field:

80
%
PUBLIC SCHOOLS
14
%
PRIVATE SCHOOLS
  4
%
DAY CARE SERVICES

*Data on this page provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

*Data on this page provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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If you have a passion to help shape young minds, join Maryville University’s Elementary/Early Childhood Education program.
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