Early Childhood Education
Remember your favorite teachers? What did they do that made them your favorites? As an Early Childhood Education major in the Price School of Education (PSOE) at Reinhardt University, you will learn the skills you'll need to become a favorite of the students you teach!
Connecting with Students
You will learn to connect with students. You will know what they need to learn in each grade from kindergarten through fifth grade. You'll be a great reading teacher, and your students will love learning mathematics, science and social studies from you.
Learning by Doing
Price School of Education faculty members will show you how to become a favorite teacher, and you will practice these effective teaching strategies.
- From faculty role models: Reinhardt faculty will model how you will want to teach. Since we all learn in many different ways, as do our elementary age students, PSOE faculty members will demonstrate how to reach all types of learners.
- With your classmates: You'll apply these methods with your colleagues in Reinhardt classrooms.
- In field experiences: You'll practice in elementary schools, guided by mentor teachers and the PSOE faculty members.
- In student teaching: You'll be on your own for a great portion of your student teaching as you prepare for your first classroom. You'll see how these teaching strategies work, how to change them to meet the needs of particular students, and how to make learning fun!
Success in Placement and in the Classroom
Reinhardt Early Childhood Education graduates over the past two years have been successful in getting their first job as a classroom teacher at a 97% rate. Follow-up with our graduates and their supervisors indicate they are also successful in the classroom. Supervisors were asked to rate their new Reinhardt University teachers, and all new teachers were rated as either "very well prepared" or "well prepared" to be an effective teacher.
For more information about majoring in Early Childhood Education, please contact:
- Dr. Mellanie Robinson
Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education
Price School of Education