About This Program

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As an early childhood education teacher, you’ll inspire the world’s youngest learners. In the Springfield College early childhood education major, you will become licensed to teach students with or without disabilities in integrated public preschools, kindergartens, and first and second grades. 

Students in this program major in psychology, which allows them to gain a thorough understanding of the process of child development and in-depth knowledge of how children learn, as well as the best teaching methods to employ to ensure student success. The preparation begins at the Springfield College Child Development Center, an on-campus child care facility for children ages 1-4. Students also will complete field experiences in integrated preschools, kindergartens, and first and second grade classrooms throughout their four years of undergraduate study. 

Springfield College early childhood education graduates are in demand, both for the preparation they’ve received as well as for their commitment to making a difference in the lives of others.

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Education in Action

Make your mark on the world through one of Springfield College's education and teacher licensure programs. You’ll help shape the next generation by inspiring the minds of early childhood, elementary, and secondary education-aged students, including learners who have a diverse range of skills and personalities.

At Springfield College, getting classroom experience isn't reserved for your student teaching experience. We encourage active learning experiences that help you develop your skills and comfort level. Sound like something you'd be interested in?

Aspiring Teacher Housing Award

The Aspiring Teacher Housing Award is given to a select 25 students accepted to teacher preparation programs at Springfield College. This award covers the cost of a double room in selected residence halls on campus for the four undergraduate years. 

An education student working with a child in an on-campus program.