This major prepares you to teach children from birth to grade two. You’ll learn how to teach students subjects like reading and math as well as skills like studying and communicating with others. You’ll learn to assess students to test their abilities, strengths, and weaknesses. You'll also work with them to overcome specific learning challenges.
In compliance with the State of Illinois Early Childhood Access Consortium for Equity Act, the College of Education will offer admission to transfer applicants who meet specific admission requirements, which you can find in our Transfer Handbook. Transfer applicants interested in admission to this program will apply to the Early Childhood Education major and indicate their interest in the application essay.
87% employed or continuing education
84% employed after graduation
3% attending graduate school
$41,112 average starting annual income
Sample employer destinations: Chicago Public Schools, Champaign Unit 4 School District, Urbana School District 116 View All
Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Midwestern University, Illinois State University View All
3.8 years to degree
91% first-year retention rate
Four-year graduation rate: N/A
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