UGA Specific Information for Early Childhood Education

Teachers can have great impact on the social, personal, and intellectual development of individuals. Their influence stems from a love of learning, a talent for awakening students to new modes of thinking, an understanding of the human development process, and professional skills. Teachers can be found in almost every sector of society, and they instruct a wide range of topics. While specific course requirements vary among disciplines, most teachers will fulfill the academic requirements of a major in a chosen field, will be literate in the history, philosophy, psychology, sociology and methodology of education, and have developed initial teaching skills through supervised clinical experiences. Although certification is required for public school teachers (K-12) in all 50 states, some states offer alternative teacher certification programs to attract otherwise qualified persons into the field. Aspiring teachers who need certification may also enter programs that grant a master's degree in education, as well as certification.

Class of 2019 Career Outcomes for Early Childhood Education*

** Includes Self-Employed

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The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2019 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
A, Pediatric Dentistry of Atlanta Outreach Coordinator
Amana Academy 4th Grade STEM Teacher
Atlanta Public Schools Teacher
Barrow County School System 1st Grade Teacher, 4th Grade Teacher, Teacher
Bulloch County School District Teacher
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Kindergarten Teacher
Clarke County School District 1st Grade Teacher, 3rd Grade Teacher, 5th Grade Teacher, 3rd Grade Teacher, Elementary Teacher, Grade 5 Teacher, Substitute Teacher
Cobb County School District Substitute Teacher, Teacher
Columbia County School System EIP Reading Teacher
Crawford County School District Teacher
Cubs Village Teacher
DeKalb County School District Kindergarten Teacher
Effingham County School District 5th Grade Teacher
Fairfax County Public Schools 1st-3rd Grade Teacher
Fayette County Public Schools Paraprofessional
Forsyth County Schools Teacher
Franklin County School District Substitute Teacher
Fulton County School System 3rd Grade Teacher
Gilmer County School District 3rd Grade Teacher
Griffin Spalding School System Kindergarten Teacher
Gwinnett County Public Schools 1st Grade Teacher, 2nd Grade Teacher, 5th Grade Teacher, Classroom Teacher, Elementary Teacher, Kindergarten Teacher, Stellar Substitute/Teacher, Teacher
Gwinnett County School District Teacher
Hart County Charter System Kindergarten Teacher
International School of the Peninsula Substitute Teacher
Jennifer Scott Teacher
Kelly Educational Staffing Services Substitute Teacher
KinderCare Education Teacher
LeadAbroad Student Relationship Manager
Liberty County School District K5 Teacher
Madison County School District Long Term Substitute
Muscogee County School District Elementary Teacher
Newton County School District Homeroom Teacher
Oconee County School District 4th Grade Teacher, ESOL Teacher
Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School Pre-K Teacher
Peachtree Academy Middle School Teacher
Rockdale County Public Schools Teacher
Savannah-Chatham County School District 3rd Grade Teacher, Kindergarten Teacher, Teacher
The Gardens School Primary Teacher
The Schenck School Co-Teacher
Trinity School 2nd Grade Associate Teacher
Walt Disney World Character Performer
Williamson County Schools 3rd Grade Teacher
Winshape Volunteer Director
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*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring...," "Job Titles of...," "Career Outcomes for...," and "Graduate/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2019 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.


Graduate School Program(s)
Lesley University Elementary Education, MEd
University of Georgia Early Childhood Education, MAT; Early Childhood Education, MEd; Early Childhood Education (Educational Theory and Practice), MEd; Nonprofit Management and Leadership, MA
University of West Georgia Early Childhood Education, Degree Not Specified
Vanderbilt University Early Childhood Special Education, Degree Not Specified; Education, Degree Not Specified
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