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Southern Illinois University



Teacher Education Program

College of Education and Human Services

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood —Preschool/Primary Specialization. This program encompasses the professional training needed to assume a variety of roles such as infant development specialists; early childhood teachers and administrators; teacher and parent educators; family service workers; and teachers of children in elementary schools. Teacher candidates interested in teaching children 0-8 years of age in private or state-approved settings may elect to participate in the early childhood major leading to licensure. Specifically designed to prepare future teachers of children up to the age of 8, this program will lead to the State of Illinois Professional Educator License with endorsement in Early Childhood.