Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 2)

Bradley’s nationally accredited early childhood education program equips you to teach children from birth through second grade

93% career outcomes rate for 2015-16 graduates - 95% knowledge rate
12 to 1 student faculty ratio
Top Illinois Regional University - U.S.News
100% of classes taught by faculty

The Bradley Advantage

As an early childhood education major, you will be licensed to teach in nursery school, preschool and kindergarten through second grade. The degree includes special education certification for the state of Illinois and an ESL endorsement that requires 100 hours of field experience. To ensure you spend as much time as possible in classrooms, you observe classes your freshman year and will work in classrooms throughout your four years at Bradley. You also have opportunities to tutor children and mentor adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities.

Successful Outcomes

Bradley’s early childhood education program successfully prepares you to enter the workforce or graduate school. Education students boast a 100 percent pass rate on Illinois licensure tests and almost all find jobs or continue their education within six months of graduation. They’re working throughout Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, North Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin. Others are attending graduate schools at institutions such as the Art Institute of Chicago, Rhode Island School of Design and Ohio State University.

Peoria

Bradley and Peoria share much in common--a diverse population, world-class research facilities, outstanding fine arts and entertainment, and a great sense of community. In this regard, Peoria simultaneously offers the urban benefits of a big city and the personality of a small town.

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