Options for Elementary/Early Childhood Education Majors
Elementary and Early Childhood Education majors are required to declare a second major. The School of Education strongly recommends a second major in Interdisciplinary Studies. Please see an education advisor early in your academic career in order to plan your second major.
Below are guidelines and options for education majors:
Early Childhood (Pre-K through grade 3)
Students may select any academic subject major (students often select psychology). The Curriculum and Learning Department highly recommends a two-concentration Interdisciplinary Studies major with concentrations in psychology and another subject area (Child, Families and Community Studies, English, History, Sociology, Anthropology, a World Language, or the arts are recommended)
Elementary/Collaborative (grades 1-6)
Students may select any academic subject major (report card subjects are recommended). The Curriculum and Learning Department highly recommends a two-concentration Interdisciplinary Studies major with concentrations in English: Language, Literature & Writing, and any report-card related subject area, including a Social Studies discipline (ANT, GEO, HIS, PSC, SOC), a science (BIO, CHE, CSC, ENV, ESC, MAR, or MAT) or a World Language or linguistics concentration.
Recommended Report Card Subject Area Concentrations
World Languages & Linguistics
- French, Italian, Spanish, etc.
- Linguistics (recommended for those interested in working with English language learners)
Other Recommended Areas
- Art (Art History or Studio Art)
- Child, Families, and Community Studies (Early Childhood and Collaborative Education majors only)
- English: Language, Literature & Writing
- Psychology (Early Childhood majors only)