Human Development & Family Studies
Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood
Our Early Childhood teacher program provides you with superior career training.
Texas Tech University provides you with an outstanding foundation for a career as an early childhood teacher.
With a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood, you will get direct experience in early childhood education and targeted preparation for the Early Childhood teacher certification exam.
Texas Tech offers deeper Early Childhood knowledge than you will get in most bachelor's degree programs. In addition to practicing the most effective Early Childhood teaching techniques, you will study the mental and emotional development patterns that affect childhood learning.
Choose Texas Tech's early childhood bachelor's degree if you want to:
- Work directly with children on campus. Texas Tech operates two of the region's most advanced early childhood education centers. These learning laboratories provide you with the opportunity to get hands-on experience in early childhood education, while observing and learning from experienced Early Childhood teachers.
- Get one-on-one attention from faculty. You will enjoy strong mentoring from our instructors, benefiting from their years of experience as early childhood educators. Our Early Childhood bachelor's degree program features small class sizes, so you will get plenty of face time with faculty.
- Gain work experience in a professional setting. The early childhood education program includes more than 100 hours of internship experience. You will work at an early childhood center in or near Lubbock, acquiring hands-on experience to strengthen your resume.
- Develop an Early Childhood specialty. At Texas Tech you can focus on a specialized form of early childhood education to work with distinct populations. For instance, an English as a Second Language focus can qualify you to work with children of immigrants, while the special education concentration prepares you to teach young children with disabilities.
Spend a Full Year as a Student Teacher While You Earn an Early Childhood Degree
As part of your Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, you will spend two full semesters as a student teacher.
School districts throughout the state welcome Texas Tech student teachers. Our program has a widespread reputation for excellence, and our student teachers perform at a high level. We have well-established connections throughout the profession, and our graduates are now employed in districts all across Texas. Our students land student teaching assignments in desirable school districts.
Early Childhood Education Program Accreditation and Teacher Certification Requirements
The Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood degree meets Texas requirements for teacher certification from early childhood through sixth grade.
The program is accredited by the State Board for Educator Certification and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
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