3 Reasons to Earn a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education

Do you want to make a difference in the life of a child? Are you the type of person that wants to inspire others? Have you thought about teaching?

As an educator, the impact you can make in the lives of students  holds great possibilities for future generations. Think about the teachers from your childhood: I’m sure one of them stands out in your mind as an exceptional teacher—a teacher who maybe inspired you to be a better student? Perhaps someone who made you consider a future in education?

There are many types of teachers, but if you’re hoping to inspire young minds, early childhood education (ECE) is a career path you may want to consider.

ECE is a field that caters specifically to students from birth to age 8. But before you build your career, as a student earning an ECE degree, you will be learning about child development, special needs and family dynamics throughout a child’s formative years.

“Whether you want to continue on your pre-kindergarten teaching path, or advance into leadership and administrative roles, [an] ECE Bachelor’s degree will position you for a fulfilling future,” says Cecelia Westby, dean of the School of Education at Rasmussen College.

Below is a list of three more reasons to earn an ECE Bachelor’s degree.

1. The opportunity to teach in various settings

As an ECE teacher, you may or may not have your own classroom. But, if not, it opens the doors for you to become part of a larger organization like a childcare or early learning center. In either scenario you’re still working with students and contributing to their overall education.

ECE teachers are also in great need in organizations like Teach for America; an organization that places teachers in urban centers where there is an urgent need to support and teach students in underdeveloped communities.

2. The opportunity to influence future generations

Remember talking about former teachers who may have influenced you? Well, teachers are molding the future for many students and ECE teachers make up a huge part of that influence.

Think about the ideas and insights former educators instilled in you:  How did they help you become who you are today?  Are you ready to become a positive influence and voice for today’s children?  Earning an ECE Bachelor’s degree puts you on the path to be able to answer those questions.

3. The opportunity to develop your education credentials and career path

With an ECE Bachelor’s degree, there are many career options in both private and public schools to consider, including:

Along with all these different  paths to pursue, there are also plenty of opportunities to expand your network and leadership potential by volunteering or being mentored while studying to earn your ECE Bachelor’s degree.

Are you excited about teaching or have you already begun your journey in ECE? Tell us your story! Let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook page.

Kendall Bird

Kendall is a Social Media Strategist at Collegis Education who is focused on bringing awareness and engagement to Rasmussen College's social media properties. She is passionate about helping others, the power of education and building strategies that put the needs of students first. 

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