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CHOOSE YOUR OWN PATH

Students can choose between two areas of focus: Pre-School/Primary or Child and Family Services.

PRE-SCHOOL
PRIMARY

Focusing on children (birth-3rd grade), this specialization is a teacher education program resulting in certification and licensure - preparing students for teaching in public school settings.

CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES

This specialization prepares students for careers working with children and their families in non-public school settings or in agencies which serve children and families.

INFANTS, TODDLERS & PRE-K

The Early Childhood program offers approved courses toward credentials to serve infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

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SIU's Early Childhood Graduate Program focuses on the education and care of children from 0-8. It also focuses on the family as the primary influence on children.