Great Basin College (GBC)
The mission of the Early Childhood Education Department is to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to work effectively and professionally with young children, their families, and their communities. The Department’s goals are to educate students in the following areas: child development and education, family and community relationships, interagency cooperation and referrals, cross-cultural awareness, curriculum development and implementation, child assessment, and professional behavior. The GBC Early Childhood Program combines practicum experience with coursework so students can practice learned skills, obtain reflective feedback, and grow professionally.
Current Early Childhood Degree Options
Certificate of Achievement Program - Early Childhood Education
Successful completion of the Early Childhood Education certificate of achievement is designed to qualify students for such employment opportunities as assistants, teachers, and directors in child care centers, preschools, and as home day care providers.
Successful completion of the Early Childhood Education degree is designed to qualify students for such employment opportunities as assistants, teachers, and directors in child care centers, preschools, and as home day care providers.
Associate of Arts (AA Pattern of Study) - Early Childhood Education
The Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education is designed for students who are planning to enter the early childhood education field as either a teacher or preschool facilities director. If you are considering moving on to a Bachelor’s degree in education, please meet with an adviser immediately to determine the requirements that will fulfill your emphasis areas and targeted degree. Your adviser can also make you aware of the application requirements to the education program. Additional information regarding state licensure requirements can be obtained from the Nevada Department of Education.
Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with an Endorsement in Early Childhood Education (BA)
Approved by the Nevada Department of Education in August of 2007. Successful completion of the Early Childhood Endorsement will qualify students for such employment opportunities as teachers and preschool directors. Students could seek employment opportunities through college lab schools, Head Start Programs and public and/or private educational institutions. Internship (6 credits) will take place in preschool and/or kindergarten classrooms. Student teaching (14 credits) will take place in 1st and 2nd grades.
For more information about GBC's educational options in ECE, please contact Lynette Macfarlan at (775)753-2239 or by email at: email@example.com