Prepare to teach young children

This online program qualifies you to teach children ages birth to 5 in special education settings or children ages birth to 8 in regular education settings. Gain the skills you need to teach within infant toddler programs, 0-3 sixpence programs, early intervention, early Head Start, Head Start, preschools (public or private), early childhood special education, and K-3 classrooms. Through a combination of online courses and a supervised school-based field experience in partnership with Nebraska schools, you will be equipped for student teaching and a career in early childhood education.

Benefits of a Bachelor's Degree

Completing a bachelor’s degree qualifies you for additional job positions and careers. The median salary for those with bachelor’s degrees is 39% higher than for those with a high school diploma (no college experience) and 34% higher for those with some college but no degree, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Career Opportunities

  • In-service Teacher
  • Pre-school Assistant
  • Head Start Program Staff
  • Early Childhood Educator
Clair Dush

Clair Dush is a senior in Family Studies with a public health minor. She is interning during the spring semester at Schrock Chiropractic and Acupuncture in Kearney. Clair is planning to become an Occupational Therapy Assistant, and she is gaining experience communicating to, caring for, and helping families that have been affected by a short-term or chronic physical and/or mental disability.

Clair Dush

Family Studies with a public health minor

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