Specific learning outcomes of the Multidisciplinary Studies degree with the Early Education & Care concentration include:
- Critical Thinking, Logic, and Analysis
- Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning
- Written and Oral Communication
- Information Literacy and Computer Sciences
- Understanding of the scope and relevance of the arts and humanities throughout history and within contemporary society
- Integration of Scientific Thought and Analysis
- Understanding of intercultural and intra-cultural concepts within the social sciences
- Fundamental theories and practices in early education and care
- Integrated language arts and reading in early childhood education
- Developing curriculum for young children
- Creating effective learning environments in early education classrooms
- Childhood growth and development
- Observing and recording techniques in early education classroom settings
- The successful inclusion classroom
Careers and Further Study:
Students will acquire a vocabulary in concepts and methods of critical thinking and will gain the skills necessary to navigate and manage complex systems, obtain fulfilling employment, and compete in the working world. Students will develop persuasive oral communication and writing skills and be prepared to utilize them in their employment and graduate study. With these transferrable skills and broad-based knowledge, our graduates will be equipped to take on new and unforeseen challenges in this fast-paced and quickly changing world.
Our graduates go on to a wide variety of careers, often working in schools, community organizations and services, government agencies, and businesses. Many go on to graduate study in fields ranging from education, to law, to business management.
Early Education and Care prepares students for entering early education and care careers in both the private and public sectors. Graduates are further prepared for entering graduate work in the fields of education, child development, and child psychology.