Change the Future for the Better as a Teacher

Educators are among the most influential people in the world, using their knowledge, expertise, and love of learning to make a difference in the lives of others. The Early Childhood/Elementary Education major prepares future teachers for initial licensure through diverse coursework, field-based practicum, and student teaching experiences.

Our Education faculty are exceptional educators with years of classroom and administration experience. The Early Childhood/Elementary Education major is for those seeking licensure in Early Childhood Education (age three to grade 4), or Elementary Education (grades 3-8).

A Degree in Early Childhood Education Prepares Students For:

  • Child Development Educator
  • Classroom Teaching Positions
  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Daycare Education and Management
  • Head Start Teaching or Leadership
  • Preschool Education

Warner Pacific provides over 100 hours of practicum experience in urban and suburban schools throughout the Portland Metro area before your student teaching even begins. Student teaching is done under the supervision of a licensed mentor teacher and includes a 15-week full-time student teaching experience with the support of a university supervisor. This firsthand experience gives pre-service teachers an understanding of the diverse nature of today’s classroom and a comprehensive preparation to enter this exciting and rewarding profession.