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Bachelor in Early Childhood Education

University of Mount Union
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Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education

The University of Mount Union’s Bachelor of Arts degree in early childhood education program and license prepares students to work with children from Pre-K-3 grade. In addition to focused coursework, early childhood education majors begin field experiences in the spring of freshman year with placements in a variety of schools and agency settings.

Mount Union’s CAEP accredited education degree allows students to be exposed to numerous courses specific to early childhood education and to learn from dedicated and experienced faculty members.

Admission requirements

GPA requirement: 2.5 (except for nursing, that requirement is a 3.3)

English proficiency (one of the following):

  • TOEFL: 61 iBT
  • IELTS: 5.5
  • PTE: 55

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Program content

  • The Foundations and Management of the Early Childhood Classroom
  • Early Childhood Mathematics Practices and Curriculum
  • Early Childhood Scientific and Social Studies Practices and Curriculum
  • Early Childhood Language Arts Practices and Curriculum
  • Early Childhood Professional Practices, Research and Preclinical Practice
  • Early Childhood Assessment and Literacy Practices
  • Clinical Practice-Early Childhood

Scholarships & funding

A Mount Union education is accessible to students of all backgrounds thanks to the university's robust scholarship and grant offerings. There are several state and federal options available to assist you, as well as many Mount Union awards that are specific to your career at the university. For more information, please visit the Mount Union website. 


Upon completion of this program, students will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Learning objectives

At Mount Union, early childhood education majors demonstrate core values such as:

  • Appreciating childhood as a unique and valuable state of the human life cycle and valuing the quality of children's lives in the present, not just as preparation for the future;
  • Basing our work with children on knowledge of child development and learning;
  • Appreciating and supporting the close ties between the child and family;
  • Recognizing that children are best understood in the context of family, culture, and society;
  • Respecting the dignity, worth, and uniqueness of each individual (child, family member, and colleague); and
  • Helping children and adults achieve their full potential in the context of relationships based on trust, respect, and positive regard.

Career paths

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that job opportunities in the education field will grow in the years to come due to a larger number of children and adults seeking education opportunities and increased retirements. This growth is expected to be larger at the elementary (grades 1-5) and middle school (grades 6-8) levels. In addition, reforms, such as universal preschool and all-day kindergarten, will require more preschool and kindergarten teachers as well.

As an early childhood education major at Mount Union, you will be able fulfill this growing need with preparation for teaching at the prekindergarten through grade three level. You will be primed to specialize in early child growth and development and to secure the reading endorsement.

Common careers include:

  • Schools
  • Childcare centers
  • Youth ministry
  • Colleges
  • Coaching
  • Human services professions
  • Corporate training

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University of Mount Union

The University of Mount Union, a private Midwestern institution founded in 1846, offers rigorous and relevant academic programs that are grounded in the liberal arts tradition. Mount Union’s students can select from broad-based and career-specific undergraduate majors. Known for its...

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Why study at University of Mount Union

Mount Union is a small institution. We are proud to offer small class sizes, all taught by professors. More than 80% of our faculty have terminal degrees in their fields of study. This gives our students a chance to research and learn alongside our talented faculty in their academic fields. We are proud that 98% of our students find jobs in less than 3 months after graduating with their Mount Union degree!

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University of Mount Union

1972 Clark Avenue
44601 Alliance Ohio
United States of America

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