Early Childhood Education Inclusive Endorsement will prepare an individual to be certified to teach children from birth to grade three in Nebraska. This program prepares students for a personally satisfying profession working with young children and their families. Teacher candidates are prepared to effectively interact with diverse children, assisting them in their growth and development. This option combines an understanding of human development and family systems with skills which prepare students for a child oriented profession, one that is highly rewarding to one’s own life and to his/her community. If you have a longing to influence the lives of young children, then this program is for you!

Early Childhood Education Supplemental Endorsement will prepare an individual with an elementary education endorsement to be certified to teach children from Pre K to grade three in Nebraska. This program prepares students for a personally satisfying profession working with young children and their families. Teacher candidates are prepared to effectively interact with diverse children, assisting them in their growth and development. This option combines an understanding of human development and family systems with skills which prepare students for a child oriented profession, one that is highly rewarding to one’s own life and to his/her community. If you have a longing to influence the lives of young
children, then this program is for you!

What makes the program unique?

◆ All Teacher Education programs at Peru State College are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
◆ This program prepares teacher education candidates to teach infants, toddlers, and children from birth through grade 3, including those with disabilities, and to support families and other personnel with responsibilities for their care and education.
◆ On-campus daycare facility provides a perfect opportunity for early childhood majors to apply their skills and receive relevant experience in their field of study.
◆ Field experiences ensure ample training with area children.
◆ Teacher candidates receive training on standards and assessment throughout the Teacher Education program. .
◆ School/Student partnerships create authentic experiences engaging with students above and beyond the college classroom.

What sets faculty apart from other colleges?

◆ Faculty members are experienced practitioners in their field of education.
◆ The professors and Dean work closely with students to provide personal and individual advising guidance throughout their college career, later serving as a career reference.
◆ Faculty are readily available for assistance regarding class content and projects.

Facilities

◆ Curriculum level of the College Library, houses an entire level full of resources for education majors.
◆ Education Methods classrooms are filled with hands-on materials and state-of-the-art technology.
◆ Resource room contains various materials, equipment and tools for class projects.