Early Childhood Education
Teaching is one of the most important professions you can choose. An education major has the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the next generation. As a future teacher, you may find that you are drawn to working with young children as they learn to read, you may find your calling as a middle grades teacher, or you might decide that you are eager to prepare young people for their futures after high school. In each case, your impact can pave the way for the young people with whom you work.
Education majors at UTC have a number of classes that include field components. These experiences are intended to help candidates identify the grade levels and/or content areas they are most comfortable teaching. As part of these hands-on activities, students may observe in the UTC Children’s Center, participate in the Professional Development School semester, or assist a classroom teacher by tutoring or working with small groups of K-12 students. The four year programs offered by the Professional Education Unit include PreK-3, Middle Grades, Secondary, and K-12.
We are excited that you are interested in becoming a teacher! As you review the documents and information included in the School of Education website, we hope you will find answers to your questions and will find that our programs reflect our Conceptual Framework and the three areas of Performance, Professionalism, and Partnership.