The U.S. Department of Labor reports that growth in employment of preschool teachers is expected to grow by 25 percent through 2020. This growth is due to the continued focus on the importance of early childhood education and a growing population of children ages 3-5.
In addition, new federal guidelines require that 50 percent of Head Start teachers have a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. Plus, increasingly stringent accreditation requirements are calling for increased numbers of teachers in early childhood settings to have bachelor’s degrees.
Earning your degree now while you are actively working in an early childhood setting can help give you job security and prepare your for future opportunities. A bachelor’s degree in early childhood education with a minor in special education from Ball State can prepare you for the following:
Our bachelor’s degree can also prepare you for a master’s degree or other advanced degree.
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