Prepare to be a teacher of the youngest ages with a degree in early childhood inclusive education. At Wayne State, you’ll develop the tools and mindset you need to guide and care for children ranging from infants to the third grade. With an early childhood inclusive education degree, you’ll be able to teach elementary school or even preschool. Or you could work in a day care or other facility that cares for young children. With a long-standing, excellent reputation for our education program, Wayne State is the perfect place to begin your career in education.
Percent of recent WSC graduates employed or in graduate school
based on the most recent graduate survey
Degrees offered: B.A., B.S.
If choosing the early childhood education field endorsement, you are not required to choose any other endorsement to receive your B.A. or B.S.
For field endorsement: 45
For professional education: 32
General education: 41
To graduate from WSC: 120 hours minimum (education programs may require more)
School: Education and Counseling
Department: Educational Foundations and Leadership
Our Focus is Results
Wayne State has the keys to your success and offers just what you need to become well prepared for the real world.
- Creative arts for children
- Appropriate practices for children
- Instructional media and technology
- Early reading and literacy assessment
- Diverse family systems and parent relationships
- Teaching math in elementary school
- Health and safety of young children
- Red Cross CPR certification
- Classroom management and organization
- Practices for children with exceptionalities
- Consulting and collaborating
- Lesson plan development
- Instructional methods
- Monitoring and assessment
- Leadership and supervision
- Active listening
- Time management
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Preschool teacher
- Preschool director
- Kindergarten teacher
- Elementary school teacher
- Special education teacher
- Learning coach
- Guidance counselor
- After-school program manager
- Youth worker
- Camp director
- Child development specialist
- Educational consultant
- Public schools
- Private schools
- Early learning academies
- Community programs
- Non-profit organizations
- Education / learning facilities
- Instructional software companies
Learn from the Best
Our faculty are accomplished, with 85% of our full-time faculty having the highest degree in their field.. Several are highly regarded as experts and have been recognized with notable honors and awards. And with a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in a personalized setting with a friendly atmosphere.
Outside the Classroom
At Wayne State College, you’ll have opportunities to enhance your education by participating in clubs, organizations, internships, and more.
Clubs and Organizations
- Early Childhood Association
- Wayne Student Education Association of Nebraska (WSEAN)
- Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC)
- Kappa Delta Pi
Make a difference in the community while learning skills you can apply toward your future career. Wayne State’s Service-Learning program has received national awards in recognition of outstanding community service, with more than 400 students participating in Service-Learning projects each semester.
Before graduating with your degree in early childhood education, you will complete a semester of clinical practice in a school district chosen with the help of your advisor. During this semester, you will work closely with an experienced teacher to gain classroom experience. Internships are not required as part of this program; however, Career Services is available to help students find employment opportunities.