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Bachelor of Arts in in Early Childhood and Elementary Education

The Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood and Elementary Education (ECL) is intended for students wanting to work with children in birth through grade 6 settings. Through the program, you’ll earn a Professional Educator License (PEL) with Early Childhood and Elementary Education endorsements. This major allows for opportunities to earn subsequent endorsements in ESL/Bilingual and/or Special Education, as well. 

Delivery Method

In-person, fully online, and hybrid

Admission Requirements

Transfer Policy

NLU will accept up to 80 semester (120 quarter) hours of transfer credit with grades of “C” or higher from accredited institutions.

Special Characteristics

The ECL curriculum will provide you with a solid foundation in child development, methods of teaching and concepts in early childhood and elementary education necessary for supporting the education of students ages birth through 6th grade. Topics include best practices in curriculum, assessment techniques, culturally relevant pedagogy, methods of teaching in literacy, math, science and social studies, equity-informed practice, and other relevant topics.

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