Bachelor of Arts in Education / Early Childhood Education (PreK-3)
Notre Dame College

Program Details

The Bachelor of Education with a track in Early Childhood Education is intended to prepare teachers for instructing classrooms from pre-k up to third grade. Courses range in studies from curriculum and classroom management to topics in literacy, phonics and teaching children with special needs. Prospective students are expected to demonstrate competencies of which include intellectual ability, emotional stability, dispositional and professional skills.


  • Degree completion requires 120 credits, including transfer credits
  • Official transcripts of college coursework; and high school transcripts or equivalent, if applicable
  • Grade of C or higher on previous college coursework
  • Course(s) must have been taken above the 100 or 1000 level
  • Completion of ED 202/203 (Introduction to Education), and ED 204 (Educational Psychology) and corresponding field experiences
  • Minimum of 2.75 GPA in the professional education core, the major or areas of concentration AND cumulative coursework
  • Successful accuplacer scores in writing, reading and math
  • Evidence of the values, commitments, and professional ethics that influence teacher behaviors towards students, families, colleagues, and communities, recognizing that these affect student learning, motivation, and development as well as the teacher candidate’s own professional growth

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission