Childhood Education

The childhood education program has special characteristics that will make you a valuable addition to prospective employers:

  • Knowledge of educational theory, teaching strategies, developmental theories, and techniques of discipline.
  • Ability to hold the attention of a group of students.
  • Capability to integrate technology into the classroom.
  • Proficient in the subjects taught on the elementary level such as mathematics, science, English, and social science.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and instructional skills.
  • Advanced organizational, conflict resolution, and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
Possible Career Paths

Although this major will prepare you for the following careers, advanced training/education may be required. Research careers/job titles that interest you to become aware of the requirements for this field:

Admissions Counselor
Adult Education Teacher
After School Director
Assistant Principal
Camp Director
Child Life Specialist
Child Study Team Member
Children’s Book Author
College Registrar
Corporate Trainer
Day Care Center Director / Owner
Disability Advocate
Early Childhood Teacher
Educational Advocate
Educational Consultant
Elementary School Teacher
Foreign Student Adviser
Grant Writer
Guidance Counselor
Head Start Teacher
Learning Specialist
Nursery School Teacher
Occupational Therapist
Peace Corp / Vista Worker
Preschool Teacher
Rehabilitation Counselor
Social Worker
Special Education Teacher
Speech Audiologist
State Education Agency Official
Test Developer
Vocational Counselor

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Center for Career and Professional Development
Nexus Building, Room 225
p – 516.877.3130

Students and Alumni:

Ruth S. Ammon School of Education
p – 516.877.4100