Parker Fawson, Ed.D.
Mike Patch, Ph.D.
Genan Anderson, Ph.D.
The Early Childhood Education program at UVU is designed to prepare professionals for a wide variety of positions in the early child care Industry by offering certification and degree programs.
Early Care and Education Certificate of Completion
This certificate is for students interested in increasing their skills in working with children in child care and preschool programs. Individuals are prepared to work as technicians in public education classrooms and as teacher aides in private centers or Head Start.
Associate Degree (A.S.)
Individuals who earn an Associate Degree are prepared to teach preschool in private and corporate centers, Head Start, and public education tuition preschools, or work as center directors.
The Associate Degree in Early Childhood can be planned to fill the majority of the
requirements for entry into the Elementary Education Program.
The UVU Early Childhood Education program is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
Post Baccalaureate K-3 Endorsement
The Early Childhood Core courses required by the Utah State Office of Education for the K-3 endorsement are available to elementary education teachers who are licensed 1-8 or who are returning to the workforce and seeking recertification.