Early Childhood Education

Help Kids Discover a Love for Learning

Spend time in rural, urban, and suburban classrooms as you are equipped to teach the youngest group of learners. Learn from the best of the best teachers who are intentional about integrating the latest technology into the classroom.

Outside the classroom, you'll gain invaluable experiences such as getting paid to tutor local elementary children or dancing the night away with Kappa Delta Pi's annual Jammin' in Your Jammies.

At Malone University, we prepare knowledgeable, reflective, collaborative educators who are committed to serving others in order that all children may learn and develop to their fullest potential - and interact with each other and their environment with respect, compassion, and fairness.

Why Study Early Childhood Education at Malone?

  • Malone University has important, unique partnerships with local schools in Stark County- some courses are actually taught by Malone professors but within the walls of a public school.
  • Employers of our graduates say that these teachers demonstrate a commitment to address the needs of all students in caring, nondiscriminatory and equitable manner.
  • Malone earned the prestigious NCATE (The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) accreditation- the standard of excellence in the teacher preparation.
  • Graduates of the School of Education and Human Development often choose to teach in Ohio, but our alumni also teach throughout the nation- and the world.
  • We emphasize using the latest technology in your classroom- and will make sure you're comfortable with it before you graduate!
  • Malone also offers a number of graduate programs, all leading to the Master of Arts in Education.
  • Malone is a site for the national tutoring program, "America Reads, America Counts" - you can earn money while you tutor children one-on-one in half hour sessions in reading and math.

Student Teaching

As a future educator, you are in the classroom early and often via what we call "Field Experience." These experiences allow you exposure to the elementary classroom before your student teaching experience. Then, the student teaching semester serves as the culminating experience for the initial teacher education programs. It is the student teacher's opportunity to, within a structured, supervised field experience, refine skills, integrate theory and practice, and demonstrate accomplishment of the Malone University Teacher Candidate Proficiencies and the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession. 

View Course Curriculum

The Early Childhood Education Major requires 31 semester hours in professional education, as well as 33 hours of early childhood education core courses. Each course is listed (and described) in the official Academic Catalog

catalog buttonsOnce in the catalog, you can use the buttons (pictured left) located at the upper right of the page to plan your courses, save courses to your own personalized catalog, print them, and more! 

Alumni Profile

Rebecca Krejci '15

Language Arts Teacher

After graduating from Malone, Rebecca's connections in the area enabled her to land a job teaching sixth-grade language arts at Ohio's Cloverleaf Middle School.