Human Development & Family Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education
Texas Tech offers deeper early childhood education 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 physical, cognitive, social and emotional development patterns that affect childhood learning.
21st Century Early Childhood Teachers: Prepared to Make an Impact with Young Children and Families
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 Education, you will get direct experience in early childhood education and targeted preparation for the early childhood teacher certification exam.
Texas Tech's early childhood education bachelor's degree offers a pre-kindergarten
through 6th-grade teaching certification. Choose Texas Tech's early childhood bachelor's
degree if you want to:
- Work directly with children on campus. The Texas Tech Human Development and Family Sciences department is home to the Christine DeVitt and Helen DeVitt Jones Child Development Research Center as well as the Center for Early Head Start program. These lab experiences provide you with the opportunity to get hands-on experience in early childhood education, and the unique chance to work with infants and toddlers with diverse learning needs and backgrounds.
- Get one-on-one attention from faculty. You will benefit from consistent mentoring from our faculty. Our Early Childhood bachelor's degree program features professors who strive to share the most updated information and research, but also value building relationships with students.
- Gain experience with children from infancy to adolescence. The early childhood education program provides authentic learning classroom experience with the unique opportunity to work with infants, toddlers, preschool and elementary children in or near Lubbock. You will complete two semesters of lab experience designing and implementing learning environments, planning student learning experiences, and observing, analyzing and documenting a child's learning and behavior to share with the family.
- Develop an Early Childhood specialty. At Texas Tech you can focus on a specialized form of early childhood education to work with special 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 an Academic 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 (third and fourth year) as a student teacher in the College of Education's Tech Teach program.
School districts throughout the state welcome Texas Tech student teachers and have described them as well prepared, capable and up to the challenges they will face in today's classrooms.
Early Childhood Education Program Accreditation and Teacher Certification Requirements
The Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education 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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