Shaping young lives, warming all hearts
It takes a certain kind of person to teach small children. Some consider it a calling, but to become a true educator takes more than just feeling charmed when a child enters the room. If you have a passion for understanding child development, if you’re fascinated by how children of different ages think, learn and experience the world, if you believe that all children should receive the teaching, respect and care that they need to thrive, then early childhood education at Susquehanna University is for you.
At Susquehanna, you’ll have abundant opportunities to enter elementary school classrooms, put your learning to practical use and start making a difference right away. Under the supervision of your experienced and caring professors, you will design lessons, create interactive multimedia assignments and harness children’s playful curiosity to help them grow. These unforgettable, real-world experiences will shape the course of your life as an educator.
Because you will be learning and growing too, Susquehanna provides opportunities for you to develop your unique talents and interests in a myriad of ways. You can minor in second-language learning within the department of education or branch out across campus to pick up one of the dozens of other minors. Whatever your interests, you will gain the classroom experience you will need to achieve excellence in the education of our youngest learners.
- of seniors complete a supervised research project analyzing their own practice
- of students receive student teaching placements in both a preschool and early elementary setting