Early Childhood Education Concentration
The mission of the Early Childhood Education Concentration
(ages 0-6) is to educate students to serve as early childhood professionals who (1) create high quality, collaborative , comprehension, consistent, culturally congruent environments
for all children; and (2) support and validate parents and families, so that communities will be empowered to achieve social and economic justice.
NOTE: The Early Childhood Concentration does not lead to teacher licensure or certification. Prospective students who are interested in teacher licensure or certification are encouraged to contact the Department of Education of the respective state for information.
We offer two tracks -- the Classroom-based Track for students preparing careers in teaching, and the Administrative Track, for students preparing for administrative careers. A component of your learning will be an early childhood field placement, in which you will apply program theory in an authentic setting.
Students must earn 120 credits to graduate. Of those credits, 48 must be taken at Springfield College (residency requirement).
Students must complete all three levels of required courses:
- General Education Requirements (GERs)
- SHS requirements
- Early Childhood Concentration requirements (Minimum 12 credits taken in residence)