Early Childhood Education Alternative Licensure
Be a teacher
while earning your teacher license
brings something new
Work with children
at the start of their educational journey
Candidates of this program will obtain classroom experiences and one-to-one mentoring. Candidates in this program will have the guidance and support of a mentor teacher, a University coordinator and a site coach throughout the two years of required provisional teaching.
The Early Childhood Education program requires that applicants have one of the following:
- a degree in English/language arts, mathematics, one of the physical sciences, or one of the social sciences.
- the equivalent of a degree - 32 credit hours in English/language arts, mathematics, one of the physical sciences, or one of the social sciences.
- 32 credit hours in a combination of the 4 core content areas - English/language arts, mathematics, physical sciences, and social sciences.
- Earn master’s degree concurrent with teacher license: Birth to grade 2
- ISBE approved curriculum
- Ability to plan, deliver instruction, assess
- Individual support from SXU and your school in your 2 years of residency
Students will obtain:
- Knowledge of child development and developmentally appropriate practice (DAP)
- Indoor and outdoor activity ideas matched to early learning standards
- Instructional strategies for literacy, numeracy, social sciences, science, the arts
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