Early Childhood Education

In addition to the Southeast Missouri State University Cape campus, this degree is offered at our Poplar Bluff Delivery Site and our regional campuses in Kennett, Malden, and Sikeston.


The College of Education creates a supportive climate to help all education majors meet the rigor of teacher education. Early Childhood students have the opportunity to participate in Tomorrow’s Teachers Learning Community which links cohort learning and living opportunities. Students also receive support in preparation for the Missouri General Education Assessment required for admission. We also provide our future educators the tools to learn to use and integrate instructional technology across our curriculum. Join our EDvolution of future educators!

What You'll Do

  • Be certified to teach ages Birth – 3 rd grade upon successful completion of this program and licensure exams.
  • Add on certification in Elementary Education (Grades 1 – 6).
  • Participate in multiple field experiences in local classrooms.
  • Integrate technology into the curriculum with our EDvolution one-to-one instructional technology program.
  • Have the opportunity for student teaching abroad, including our partnership with Eagles College in Iquique, Chile.
  • Have opportunities for leadership in our numerous student organizations.
  • Have full-time faculty with experience in the classroom as their primary instructors.

What You'll Study

  • CE 340 Family School Collaboration
  • CF124 Child Health, Nutrition, Safety
  • CE 480 Early Childhood Student Teaching
  • EL274 Diversity in American Schools

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Internships & Career Opportunities

  • Preschools
  • Kindergarten
  • Elementary School
  • Daycare Centers


Costs at Southeast