Early Childhood Education in a Mobile Society, BS
Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education in a Mobile Society
Why Pursue This Program
The online Early Childhood Education in a Mobile Society (ECEMS), BS is designed to prepare students to work in early childhood settings with young children whose family members are highly mobile.
Family mobility is increasingly prevalent in military families, immigrant families, families required to travel for a living, homeless families and families living in poverty.
Students in this program will:
- Use their understanding of young children's needs and characteristics to influence the child's development and learning.
- Learn to create environments that are healthy, respectful, supportive and challenging for each child.
- Understand how successful early childhood education depends upon partnerships with the child's family and community.
- Utilize knowledge of academic disciplines to design, implement and evaluate experiences that promote positive development and learning for every young child.
- Know how to demonstrate, through practicum and clinical practice, the knowledge skills and professional dispositions necessary to promote the development and learning of young children across the entire developmental period of early childhood.
- Understand the importance of ethical guidelines and professional standards as they relate to early childhood practice.
The Early Childhood Education in a Mobile Society program is offered as part of the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (AG*IDEA). When you complete the program, you are utilizing coursework that is provided by seven universities. Students enroll in courses at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, even though courses may be taught by other AG*IDEA member institutions.
Career Outlook: Upon completion of the program students will be qualified to work in a variety of programs that offer early care and education for children birth to age eight and particularly those with highly mobile populations such as military installations.
Career options include:
- Head Start teaching or leadership positions.
- Infant/toddler and preschool programs.
- Childcare centers and homes.
- Before and after school programs for children ages birth to 8.
What's it like to take a program online?
Quality learning experience
The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.
Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.
Service you expect from a leading University
Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.