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Department of Teacher Education

Teacher Education

Early Childhood Education, B.S.Ed.

Program Description

The Early Childhood Education program at Columbus State University provides pre-service teachers a solid knowledge base emphasizing contemporary theory and research. Students also participate in extensive field experiences in settings which reflect diverse populations of young children. The program was selected as the 1997 and 2016 Distinguished Program in Teacher Education by the Georgia Association of Teacher Educators (GATE).

Career opportunities

The B.S. Ed. program in Early Childhood Education leads to entry-level Georgia certification and qualifies students to teach in grades pre-kindergarten through five (P-5).

Admission requirements

Admission into the Teacher Education Program. Applications can be obtained in the College of Education and Health Profession's Student Advising & Field Experiences office in Room 107, Jordan Hall or call 706-568-2191 or 706-568-2194.

Certification requirements

To be eligible for recommendation by Columbus State University for a Georgia professional teaching certificate, students must complete a rigorous program of coursework. They also must meet certain other criteria required by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. Please contact the COEHP Student Advising and Field Experiences office at 706-568-2191 or 706-568-2194 for further information.

Program course requirements