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Career Opportunities

The graduates of the UNC early childhood teacher education program are employed in elementary classrooms, county agencies, Head Start programs, and pre-schools in Public Schools. Some of them are directors or assistant directors of child-care centers. Others received Montessori training in addition to their UNC degrees and are employed by Montessori schools. Some students have opened their own home childcares, and still others work in private schools. Students who decide during their programs to go on to graduate school become counselors, special education teachers, speech therapists, and pediatricians.

Hear from Our Graduates

“My job is exciting and full of surprise and I have never felt as though I was not prepared for my first teaching experience. Thanks again for your UNC program and making my dreams finally come true. I had raised my own children and had an associate’s degree but didn’t think I could go on and be a teacher in a public school. Going from Aims to UNC and earning my degree has truly changed and blessed my life!”

Nicole – Preschool Teacher in a Public School

“The Early Childhood Program prepared me very well for teaching. Right from the beginning of my teaching kindergarten, I felt at home and like I had been doing this every day of my life.”

Elizabeth – Kindergarten Teacher in a Public School

“Having a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education has created many opportunities for me. I can teach birth to third grade and know that my degree makes me a very effective teacher.”

Shana –  2013 graduate and Montessori teacher