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Early Childhood Education Degree at Ball State University (BSU)

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Early Childhood Education Degree

The early childcare program at Ball State University prepare students for a career as a daycare provider, social worker, camp counselor, recreation work, teacher assistant, or preschool teacher. The program focuses on teaching students ranging in age from infancy through eight years, depending on the school system or state regulations. Program courses include preparation to teach all relevant subject matter. Get more details below including other Indiana colleges that offer early childhood education degrees.

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Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Early Childhood Education program at Ball State University, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

  • Description:

    Instruct preschool-aged children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for primary school in preschool, day care center, or other child development facility. May be required to hold State certification.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, preschool teachers, except special education employment is expected to grow at a rate of 24.9% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Muncie, IN
      • Total Employment: 70
      • Average Hourly Rate: $13.52
      • Average Annual Salary: $28,130

Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

  • Description:

    Teach elemental natural and social science, personal hygiene, music, art, and literature to kindergarten students. Promote physical, mental, and social development. May be required to hold State certification.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, kindergarten teachers, except special education employment is expected to grow at a rate of 18.2% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Muncie, IN
      • Total Employment: 40
      • Average Annual Salary: $41,520

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Early Childhood Education Programs in Indiana

Early Childhood Education programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Ivy Tech Community College - East Central

Muncie, IN
Type: Community College

26 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Early Childhood Education (C,A)
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Taylor University

Upland, IN
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Elementary Education (A)
  • Early Childhood Education (A)
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Ivy Tech Community College - Whitewater

Richmond, IN
Type: Community College

10 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Early Childhood Education (C,A)
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Indiana University - Kokomo

Kokomo, IN
Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs Offered
  • Elementary Education (B)
  • Secondary Education (B)
  • Early Childhood Education (B)
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Ivy Tech Community College - Kokomo

Kokomo, IN
Type: Community College

14 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Early Childhood Education (C,A)
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Martin University

Indianapolis, IN
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Kindergarten and Preschool Education (B)
  • Early Childhood Education (B)
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Butler University

Indianapolis, IN
Type: 4-Year Private College

49 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Elementary Education (B)
  • Secondary Education (B)
  • Early Childhood Education (B)
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Ivy Tech Community College - Central Indiana

Indianapolis, IN
Type: Community College

36 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Early Childhood Education (C,A)
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Manchester College

North Manchester, IN
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Elementary Education (A)
  • Early Childhood Education (A)
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Ivy Tech Community College - Northeast

Fort Wayne, IN
Type: Community College

36 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Early Childhood Education (C,A)