Loving children as God loves us

Calvin's early childhood education major equips you to work with innovative methods, including inquiry learning, to engage the curiosity of all young children. In addition to earning an endorsement to work with children from birth to age 5 in inclusive environments, Calvin's early childhood education majors are also certified to teach kindergarten - grade 5 through the elementary education program.

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Marj Terpstra

Marj Terpstra

Associate Professor, Education Department Chair
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Some school districts require the Early Childhood endorsement for preschool through second grade teaching positions. Candidates interested in teaching preschool, preschool special education, kindergarten, first grade or second grade should consider the Early Childhood major. Candidates complete the Elementary Program and are also certified to teach grades K-5, all subjects.


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