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Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education, BAE

Pursue your dream of becoming a teacher from birth to second grade

In this intensive field-based program, you’ll prepare to work in pre-K to second grade with diverse children and families, including those with special needs and second-language backgrounds.

The early childhood education degree leads to an Illinois teaching license, as well as endorsements and workplace credentials.


Why Roosevelt for your Bachelor's

On-the-job learning

At Roosevelt University, it’s easy for full-time substitute teachers and teaching assistants to fulfill field experiences and earn a teaching license.

Find substantial support for earning your teaching license through unique relationships with the Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Early Learning Workforce Scholarship.

Personal support

Meet with a mentor who provides high-quality instructional coaching from the moment you start the program.

100% pass rate on licensure exam

The program has a 100% pass rate on the edTPA, the capstone assessment for teacher licensure in Illinois. Our program is recognized by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

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