The Early Childhood and Bilingual Education Department (ECBE) is a department which
prepares knowledgeable and competent educational professionals who are dedicated
to serving and advocating for culturally, linguistically and ability diverse children
and their families. The department’s programs expose students to research and evidence-based
practices that promote critical thinking, informed decision making and implementation
of best practices to ensure our graduates’ success and optimum education and development
of the children and families which they will serve professionally. The Department
is committed to teaching, research, service and community engagement including social
justice, leadership and entrepreneurship.
The department includes undergraduate, graduate, and approval/endorsement programs
for two distinct, yet theoretical and philosophically related and compatible, disciplines:
- Early Childhood-Primary Education
- Bilingual Education
Each discipline has available both teacher licensure and non-licensure options for
their undergraduate and graduate degree programs as well as endorsements and approvals.