Why study PreK-3
Do you have an interest in teaching young children? You can make a difference in the
lives of the youngest learners when you earn a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood
Education, Grade PreK-3rd, at the Eriksson College of Education at Austin Peay State
University. The PreK-3rd program offers you an
educational pathway with active hands-on classes and many field experiences. This program leads to a Tennessee teaching license and a promising career that will make a difference in the lives of children. Earn your Early Childhood degree at an accredited university and enjoy all the benefits of the APSU experience. We encourage you to apply today.
The Pre-K-3 concentration will prepare you to be a successful classroom teacher in the primary grades. All classes are taught by faculty with extensive training in the content and pedagogy of elementary education. All faculty teaching in the program are experienced classroom teachers with years of valuable practical experience.
The PreK-3 concentration is an accredited program with high placement rates. The program is offered via online and evening classes to accommodate working professionals. The courses are fast-paced and the program offers clinical experiences in the local public school systems.
What will I learn?
- Broad-base and comprehensive liberal arts education.
- Important skill, pedagogical knowledge, and dispositional requirements for teaching students in the primary classroom.
- Learn the information and content to be an effective teacher of young children.
- Extensive hands-on practical experiences in classroom with opportunities to teach young children in individual settings, in small groups and as taking the lead as the teacher in the classroom.
Sample Course Plan and General Education Requirements
Professional Licensure Disclosure
Students should be aware that licensure and certification requirements vary from state to state and are subject to change. Licensing agencies or boards also may have requirements in addition to an earned degree. APSU recommends that students who are not Tennessee residents or who plan to seek licensure or certification outside the state of Tennessee contact the appropriate licensing agency or board before they enroll in an academic program designed to lead to licensure or certification and discuss their plans with an advisor.