Do you enjoy caring for children?
Then an associate or bachelor s degree in Early Childhood Education from Ferris State University should be at the top of your want list!
In the Early Childhood Education program you will study important topics such as early childhood development, nutrition, first aid and children s literature. You will also receive a broad educational background by completing general education courses in English, mathematics, humanities and sociology.
You will have the opportunity to work with infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers at Tot's Place, a Ferris-owned and operated childcare center that serves as a training and observation laboratory for Early Childhood Education students. Ir is a great place to apply the theories and techniques you will be taught in the classroom!
Graduates of the Early Childhood Education major find positions in Head Start programs, day care centers or family day care homes, elementary schools, hospitals, recreation centers or other child-oriented businesses. Job opportunities for students with an Early Childhood Education degree are increasing as parents rely more and more upon childcare outside the home.
Other graduates use their training in child development to supplement studies in nursing, dental hygiene, optometry, education, small business management and other business programs.