Early childhood focuses on the study of all children from birth through age eight. SVSU offers a variety of programs to prepare candidates for their desired role in supporting or working with young children and their families.
Teacher candidates complete this 30 credit major in combination with the Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education.
This program (36 credit) is designed for individuals seeking an advanced degree in early childhood. Individuals may pursue the M.A.T. only or the ZS endorsement within the M.A.T. The ZS endorsement can only be added to an elementary teaching certificate.
Individuals certified in elementary education and interested in completing a Michigan Early Childhood (ZS) endorsement only must complete 27 credits (9 courses) and successfully pass the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC).
Individuals with a bachelor’s degree or higher who are seeking a career in teaching may obtain elementary teaching credentials in with a focus in early childhood.
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