Main Search Results

    Did you rock those high school babysitting gigs? And loved every minute? You should consider an early childhood education and teaching major. Such graduates teach reading, writing, science, and other subjects to preschool, kindergarten, and students in first through third grades in ways that their young minds will understand. Education and training requirements vary by state, with some states requiring a bachelor’s degree and others only an associate degree or even just a high school diploma. Some states may require a master’s in early childhood education—a good choice if you plan to pursue a position as a school’s director, or if you want to position yourself better for any teaching opportunity.

    As an undergrad, you’ll explore different philosophies of childhood education (think Montessori) as well as spend a semester student teaching. Classes such as child development, classroom management and behavior, curriculum, and instructional resources and technology will help you hone the skills that will help you create an engaging classroom environment. Surprising facts: Singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow and Gene Simmons from KISS both taught elementary school before their music careers.

    • Vanderbilt University

      Vanderbilt University Save

      2101 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37240
      96
      Selectivity
      86
      Education Quality
      92
      Influence
      86
      Outcomes
      91
      Environment

      The bookstore apparently does not sell a t-shirt that reads, "Vanderbilt…It Even Sounds Expensive," but it could, because the campus, a registered arboretum, looks like it costs plenty. Great academics, southern charm, SEC football, and the bright lights of Music ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University
    • Boston College

      Boston College Save

      140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
      85
      Selectivity
      85
      Education Quality
      89
      Influence
      93
      Outcomes

      A Jesuit institution on the far end of the mass transit "T" serving the Boston suburb of Chestnut Hill, Boston College is more university than college. Its enrollment, graduate programs, and commitment to Division I sports—including a colossal football stadium ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

      University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Save

      153 A Country Club Road, Campus Box 2200, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
      82
      Selectivity
      84
      Education Quality
      90
      Influence
      83
      Outcomes
      85
      Environment

      With a beautiful campus in a lovely college town, UNC Chapel Hill may be forgiven—by all but Duke and Virginia fans—for the rhetorical question, "If God isn't a Tarheel fan, why did He make the sky Carolina blue?" The alma ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • New York University

      New York University Save

      70 Washington Sq South, New York, NY 10012
      82
      Selectivity
      85
      Education Quality
      94
      Influence
      86
      Outcomes
      99
      Environment

      With Washington Square Park at the foot of Fifth Avenue for its Quad, NYU is of the city, rather than simply in it. As the various schools of business, education, performing arts and other disciplines were apparently not enough, NYU ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • Bucknell University

      Bucknell University Save

      One Dent Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837
      81
      Selectivity
      87
      Education Quality
      88
      Influence
      96
      Outcomes
      63
      Environment

      "Although it's isolated from "any form of civilization," Bucknell University is the ultimate college experience, according to its students. Here in the "hidden valley," you can have the multiplicity of majors and research opportunities offered by a huge, impersonal state ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • University of Tulsa

      University of Tulsa Save

      800 South Tucker Drive, Tulsa, OK 74104
      78
      Selectivity
      83
      Education Quality
      84
      Influence
      89
      Outcomes

      The University of Tulsa is an urban school in a large metropolitan area that is affiliated with the Presbyterian church. Study abroad opportunities are available in over 25 countries and the school offers a variety of majors including engineering, psychology, ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

      California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo Save

      One Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
      73
      Selectivity
      87
      Influence
      91
      Outcomes
      85
      Environment

      Boasting one of the largest campuses in the country, Cal Poly is home to just over 20,000 undergrads. These individuals are enrolled in any of six different colleges and have the ability to pursue bachelor's degrees in 64 disciplines. All ... learn more

      Master's University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Boston University

      Boston University Save

      One Silber Way, Boston, MA 02215
      73
      Selectivity
      83
      Education Quality
      94
      Influence
      87
      Outcomes
      91
      Environment

      Spread out along Commonwealth Avenue with the "T" tracks running right down the middle, BU is a great place for students who want the city more than a traditional campus. While there is a bit of grass on the back ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Newman University

      Newman University Save

      3100 McCormick Ave, Wichita, KS 67213
      72
      Selectivity
      58
      Influence

      Located in Wichita, KS, Newman University is a liberal arts institution affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. There are about 2,100 traditional and non-traditional students here, and students say Newman has a friendly and personable atmosphere. For entertainment, check out ... learn more

      Master's University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Brigham Young University-Provo

      Brigham Young University-Provo Save

      Main Campus, Provo, UT 84602
      71
      Selectivity
      84
      Education Quality
      89
      Influence
      89
      Outcomes
      83
      Environment

      "You'll find a one-of-a-kind academic and religious experience at demanding Brigham Young University, a wonderful place for "physical, spiritual, and mental development" where a whopping 99% of the tremendously homogeneous and "straight arrow" students at BYU belong to the Mormon ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • University of Kansas

      University of Kansas Save

      Strong Hall, 1450 Jayhawk Blvd, Room 230, Lawrence, KS 66045
      70
      Selectivity
      74
      Education Quality
      90
      Influence
      82
      Outcomes
      88
      Environment

      The University of Kansas boasts first-rate pre-professional schools in architecture and engineering, and is also strong in pharmacy, nursing, journalism, and education. KU's library draws raves, and the are students rate the computer facilities very highly. learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • San Diego State University

      San Diego State University Save

      5500 Campanile Dr, San Diego, CA 92182
      70
      Selectivity
      73
      Education Quality
      63
      Influence
      83
      Outcomes
      88
      Environment

      San Diego State University's student population of 35,695 is among the most diverse in the nation. SDSU offers a vast array of programs - from the fine arts to engineering to vocational programs, you'll find virtually everything here. Students can ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science

    Facts About Colleges with Early Childhood Education and Teaching Majors

    • There are 921 Early Childhood Education and Teaching Colleges.

    Browse Early Childhood Education and Teaching Colleges by Majors

    Browse Early Childhood Education and Teaching Colleges by State