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Desiree Barrett '08
B.S Elementary Teaching

Early Childhood Education

Never too young to learn

There are many reasons for considering a career in teaching. Individuals often mention the desire to work with our nation’s most valuable resource—our children. After our own parents, few people make more of a difference in our intellectual growth and development than our teachers.

Teachers impact the future

This program is specifically designed for for students interested in working with young children from birth to age eight. Students are expected to acquire an understanding of the developmental pattern of the young child in such areas as cognition, emotion, social interaction and physical growth.





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Graduates of this program normally seek administrative or teaching positions with day care centers (private, public, and military base centers), head start programs, and in noncertified public and private school programs, and other facilities designed for the care and development of young children.

Pre-school Administrative Position - Acts as a center’s director or assistant director.

Pre-school Teaching Position - Acts as lead teacher, assistant teacher or Head Start teacher.

Average Salary of Graduates (NACE)

  • $36,557
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Ned Zimmer

Ned is a student at LSSU in Elementary Education. Ned volunteers his time with the America Reads program, and has been assigned to the Washington School where he works in second grad teacher Laurie Robbins' classroom. There, Ned assists the teacher with reading instruction and works one-on-one with struggling readers. The boys and girls enjoy working with Ned, who is also a member of LSSU's Division III hockey squad.

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