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Careers for Early Childhood Education (Birth to Grade 2) MA Program Graduates

Common job titles

  • Childcare worker
  • Elementary school teacher
  • Instructional coordinator
  • Librarian
  • Preschool and childcare center director
  • Preschool teacher
  • School and career counselor
  • Social worker
  • Special education teacher
  • Teacher assistant

Job outlook data

Preschool teachers held around 441,000 jobs in 2014, the last year for which data are available. Employment of preschool teachers is projected to grow 7 percent from 2014 to 2024.

Early childhood education is deemed important for a child’s short- and long-term intellectual and social development; some parents are starting to enroll children as young as infants in preschool for the educational benefit.

Where can I work with this major?

The largest employers of preschool teachers are:

  • Child daycare services
  • Religious, nonprofit, civic and professional organizations
  • Public, magnet, charter and private schools
  • Individual and family services


» Get information about Adelphi’s Early Childhood Education (Birth to Grade 2) MA Degree Programs

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Preschool Teachers.

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