Child Study with a Concentration in Inclusive Early Childhood Education, B.A.

USJ’s Child Study with a concentration in Inclusive Early Childhood Education, B.A. program prepares you to work in the field of early childhood helping shape the lives of children. The concentration within our Child Study program is offered in collaboration with the Department of Education’s Early Childhood program. This program does not lead to teacher licensure at this time.

The program is currently pursuing accreditation from the NAEYC Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs.

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Early Childhood Career Outlook

With a degree in Child Study and Concentration in Inclusive Early Childhood Education, you are well-prepared to foster young children’s learning ability and social and emotional skills that will benefit them throughout their lives. You can find rewarding and in-demand careers such as teacher, instructor, administrator, or director in child care programs.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the employment of preschool teachers will grow 18 percent…from 2020 to 2030.

Internships and Career Opportunities

With USJ’s on-campus lab school, the School for Young Children, students in the Inclusive Early Childhood Education program gain hands-on experience throughout their coursework. Students also intern in other early childhood settings (e.g., Birth-to-Three, center-based preschool, home-based preschools) across the state of Connecticut.

Our students enter the profession with educational expertise, personal, and professional confidence. Potential careers: early childhood education teachers, early intervention specialists,  special education advocates, and with additional training in graduate school, as childcare directors, speech and language pathologists, and more.

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Katharine Ann Buck, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Program Director of Child Study
Phone: 860.231.2014
Email: [email protected]

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