Greenville University’s Early Childhood Education Program Approved
The School of Education at Greenville University recently announced approval of its program in early childhood education by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). Assistant Professor of Education Laura Curtis Schaub will serve as director. (Pictured l to r: School of Education professors Kathy Taylor, Laura Schaub and Lisa Amundson)
The University previously offered a thriving program in early childhood education under the direction of Professor Deb Noyes from 2000 until her death in 2012. The School deactivated the program, however, when it was unable to secure a replacement director.
“We are excited to bring the Early Childhood Education Program back,” said Schaub. The redesigned program reflects the School of Education’s commitment to providing robust practical classroom experiences in diverse settings.
Commendations From the State
The State of Illinois commended the program’s design for providing students with early field experiences in St. Louis and East St. Louis, and also for integrating character education into its format.
“The State fully endorsed our program starting this spring of 2019,” said Schaub.
Students at Greenville will have an opportunity to earn degrees in both early childhood education and elementary education in four years, with Greenville University’s accelerated study option.
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This story was published on September 24, 2018