Careers | Early Childhood - Curriculum and Instruction | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Education and Human Services


Graduates of our Early Childhood Program have a variety of career choices. Some of these careers include:

  • Infant, toddler, preschool or primary teachers or administrators in public or private school programs, including child care and public school primary level teaching;
  • Head Start teachers and directors;
  • Licensing/Certification representatives with the Department of Child and Family Services; parent educators;
  • Child development specialists; family life specialists in social service agencies;
  • Specialists in parent education and family literacy;
  • Parent liaison and family advocate

Other options include careers in recreation centers, adult education programs, and social service agencies.