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Specialization in Early Childhood

The specialization offers students the foundation for certification as teachers of young children from 3 years of age through grade 6. The Early Childhood specialization is uniquely configured to provide students with a grounding in child development from the Department of Human Development and Family Studies followed by courses in curriculum and instruction in the College of Education. The Early Childhood program meets current Texas requirements for teacher certification. Opportunity is afforded in the Child Development Research Center and Texas Tech University Early Head Start for the student to observe and interact with infants, toddlers, and young children. Both centers are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Additional supplemental certifications (such as ESL and Special Education) are available in addition to the initial Generalist EC-6 certificate. Consult with the certification advisors in the College of Education.

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