About Early Childhood Education at Keuka College
Keuka College’s unified early childhood/special education program will prepare you to teach a diverse child population as you take coursework and gain practical experience, all leading to certification in both early childhood and special education for birth to grade 2.
You'll learn to apply developmentally appropriate teaching methods, and lesson plans to fit the skills and cognitive level of children in their earliest years. As classrooms become increasingly multifaceted, you’ll understand how age, differing rates of development, and sociocultural background play a pivotal role in how children learn.
Combine your classroom instruction with at least two Field Period™ internships at the childhood level, and you’ll be ready for student teaching...and soon for your own classroom.