Jessalyn Johnson is a senior at Grand Canyon University, completing the final year of her BA in English Literature. Originally from Melbourne, FL, Jessalyn has come to enjoy living in the desert of Arizona. Since freshman year she has occupied several different positions on the editorial board of GCU’s literary review, StartleBloom, which is approaching its third volume. In her free time, Jessalyn enjoys creative writing, photography, writing music and participating in the plays and musicals put on by GCU’s Ethington Theatre.
Educating young minds is one of the most important things you can do as a teacher. Research studies show that children experience the most amount of growth before age five. Children who are just starting their academic career need proper guidance to help them learn how to accomplish the goals they will set for themselves in the future. When students are young, their creativity and eagerness to learn is a huge part of their lives. Having an effective and knowledgeable teacher who acts as a role model can help a child become successful.
A Master of Education in Early Childhood Education offers beneficial knowledge if you have a passion to educate the next generation of students. An early childhood education degree can help you learn how to work with children from birth to age eight. It can bring a great amount of joy into your life knowing that you had a positive impact on a child’s life, guiding them in the right direction from the start.
Earn an Early Education Degree at GCU
At Grand Canyon University, each course in the early childhood education degree is designed to help you on your academic journey, providing you with the tools and recourses you need to help young students succeed. Field experience hours help you gain the hands-on classroom experience needed to learn what to expect upon completion of the program. Some of the concepts you learn throughout the course include:
- Methods of instruction for exceptional learners
- Curriculum development
- Foundations of early childhood
- Effective strategies for teaching for the arts, history, language arts, science and math
- Classroom engagement management techniques
Careers in Early Childhood Education
Graduates of the early childhood education degree program have a variety of options, including preschool teacher, child development specialist, daycare director, education advocate and many more. Early childhood education teachers shine a light on education for young learners, nurturing them so that they will experience academic success.
If you are interested in learning more about the Master of Education in Early Childhood Education or the College of Education, visit Grand Canyon University’s main website for information.
Written by Jessalyn Johnson, a freshman majoring in English literature at GCU.