Mount Ida College’s Child Development program offers a bachelor degree, emphasizing academics and hands-on learning experience to prepare graduates for an important role in early childhood education or related fields.
As with many of the programs at Mount Ida, fieldwork is an important component of your learning experience. Practical, hands-on experience is an integral part of the program, and, in many instances, opens the door to employment opportunities upon graduation. Fieldwork sites include day care centers, special needs programs, hospitals, museums and the Longfellow Preschool, located onsite at Mount Ida College.
BACHELOR DEGREE OPTIONS
Teacher Licensure Pre-K-Grade 2: Suitable for anyone interested in teaching children with or without disabilities. Students pursuing this option typically seek employment as teachers in public schools or may consider graduate work that specializes in other licensure areas.
Non-Licensure Track: This track is for students interested in child development/early childhood professionals. These graduates generally seek employment as child life specialists, early invention specialists, or specialists in a variety of other settings. For this interested in graduate study, this track offers an excellent basis for a master degree in social work or child psychology, or a graduate degree in counseling.