Early Childhood B.S.

As a student in the undergraduate Early Childhood Education program, you will be prepared to address the human relations and diversity issues of the public schools. The teacher education programs are organized in cohorts with mentor leaders. You will be with your cohort from the beginning to end of your program. Being part of a program offers you an opportunity to collaborate with your peers and those lessons last well into your career.

The Early Childhood Education program is designed to prepare prospective teachers of children in grades PreK-5. The program of study supports a foundation in child development, family and community, relationships, curriculum development, and assessment. In addition, teacher candidates receive content preparation in mathematics, reading and language arts, science and social studies.  Through a field-based approach, which provides a broad range of field placements throughout the two-year program, candidates are supported in making connections between theories and practice.

Professional courses are primarily taken in the third and fourth years. After being officially accepted to GC, students must apply before the third Friday in January to be accepted into a College of Education teacher education program beginning the next fall. Cohort application packets are available online in October, and acceptance is competitive.

Degree Requirements

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Dr. Holley Roberts
Chair of Teacher Education
John H. Lounsbury College of Education
Georgia College
Campus Box 70
Milledgeville, GA 31061

Nadirah Mayweather
Academic Advisor III
Pre-Early Childhood Education, Pre-Middle Grades Education, Pre-Special Education
Phone 478-445-6298


John H. Lounsbury College of Education
202A Kilpatrick Education Center  |  Campus Box 79
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Phone: (478) 445-7368
Fax: (478) 445-6582