OWU’S teacher preparation program in Early Childhood Education is committed to helping you become a knowledgeable, caring, competent professional who is dedicated to nurturing the intellectual, social, and aesthetic growth of young children. Your knowledge will be deepened by many opportunities to put theory into practice as you work directly with young children in a wide variety of field and clinical experiences.
About the Major
Prospective early childhood teachers also pursue in-depth study of a particular field of knowledge and inquiry. Such study complements the knowledge acquired in the general education liberal arts component by providing the early childhood teachers with specialized understanding of one discipline. This will allow them to perceive how a particular body of knowledge is organized and conceptualized as well as corrected and expanded.