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Early Childhood Education & ESL

Early Childhood Education & ESL

Overview

Early childhood educators serve young students in one of the most crucial seasons of their development. These teachers provide key foundational instruction and literacy skills while also teaching children to engage socially and emotionally. A child’s lasting impression of school is formed as he or she steps into their first learning environment away from home. Helping children experience a positive start in school is critical for their long-term success. 

Additionally, some studies show that children who take part in quality early childhood education programs are less likely to be placed in special education or face the need to repeat a grade. They’re also more likely to complete high school. Competent, compassionate teachers are needed to give children a strong foundation so they can excel in learning. 

If you enjoy working with young children, then a career as an early childhood educator could be a great fit for you. Trevecca offers a Bachelor of Science in interdisciplinary studies that combines an endorsement in early childhood education (Pre-K-3) with a dual endorsement in English as a second language (ESL). This degree equips teachers to work both with young students and those with language barriers who can benefit from early intervention. 

In communities across the country, schools face the growing need to assist English language learners. According to a 2017 report from the National Center for Educational Statistics, at least 10 percent of public school students in American (5 million students) are students in need of ESL services.

As a student in Trevecca’s program, you’ll complete coursework with an early education emphasis. You’ll also take 12 hours of ESL courses to gain the expertise needed for instructing students.

Your Trevecca experience will include:

  • Small class sizes
  • A distinctly Christian environment
  • Mentoring relationships with professors
  • Courses taught by faculty with public and private school experience
  • Student teaching opportunities in Nashville

Overview

Early childhood educators serve young students in one of the most crucial seasons of their development. These teachers provide key foundational instruction and literacy skills while also teaching children to engage socially and emotionally. A child’s lasting impression of school is formed as he or she steps into their first learning environment away from home. Helping children experience a positive start in school is critical for their long-term success. 

Additionally, some studies show that children who take part in quality early childhood education programs are less likely to be placed in special education or face the need to repeat a grade. They’re also more likely to complete high school. Competent, compassionate teachers are needed to give children a strong foundation so they can excel in learning. 

If you enjoy working with young children, then a career as an early childhood educator could be a great fit for you. Trevecca offers a Bachelor of Science in interdisciplinary studies that combines an endorsement in early childhood education (Pre-K-3) with a dual endorsement in English as a second language (ESL). This degree equips teachers to work both with young students and those with language barriers who can benefit from early intervention. 

In communities across the country, schools face the growing need to assist English language learners. According to a 2017 report from the National Center for Educational Statistics, at least 10 percent of public school students in American (5 million students) are students in need of ESL services.

As a student in Trevecca’s program, you’ll complete coursework with an early education emphasis. You’ll also take 12 hours of ESL courses to gain the expertise needed for instructing students.

Your Trevecca experience will include:

  • Small class sizes
  • A distinctly Christian environment
  • Mentoring relationships with professors
  • Courses taught by faculty with public and private school experience
  • Student teaching opportunities in Nashville