Early Childhood Education


Early Childhood Education

What is it?

Do you enjoy working with and teaching young children? This practical degree combines the study of early child development, learning theories and classroom experience while also helping you understand faith formation in young people.

Early Childhood Education at Trinity

You will participate in a junior-year practicum and senior-year field experience that provide up to 800 hours of practical experience in your field.  And, class sizes are small, so you get individualized attention from professors who get to know you well.

What degree will I get?

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Early Childhood Education

What can I do with it?

Teach in an early childhood learning center. Be a preschool director. Run a childcare center. Work in a church. Obtain a position in a community agency working with young children. Pursue graduate studies in teaching or administration.

Resume-building internships:
  • Early learning centers for children 0-5
  • Pre-school and kindergarten classrooms
  • Educational organizations working with young children (libraries, museums, etc.)
  • Non-profit community agencies serving children
  • International mission organizations
Program Faculty

Professors in the Early Childhood Education program have diverse backgrounds in early learning, child development, teaching methods, and program administration. All have professional training in their field and they share a common passion: facilitating the holistic development of young children. Learn more about our ECE faculty team and department head Sue Houglum.