Early Childhood Education

Everyone has a favorite teacher from childhood, that special person who encouraged and motivated you to do your best. As an Early Childhood Education graduate, you'll have the skills to teach preschool through grade three in public and private schools. And, because Xavier uses a holistic approach that emphasizes care for the whole person, you could become that special teacher for someone you have yet to meet.


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Field Work in Cincinnati

Experience different kinds of classroom environments—urban, suburban, public and private. We have partnerships with 50+ school districts in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky for field experiences and student teaching.

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Hispanic Focus

The Hispanic population is the fastest-growing ethnic group in the country, and the need for teachers who speak Spanish is unmatched. Gain a competitive edge in our exclusive program.

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Get Involved

See and do things that will change your life—and the world. Sign up to tutor, coach and mentor students in local community schools, or volunteer for a service trip where you'll make connections and memories you'll never forget.

Welcome to the Family

Four Years That Will Change Your Life.

Get to Know Lizzy Wylly

Lizzy Wylly (Special Education, '18) didn't always know that she wanted to be a teacher. It wasn't until her junior year of high school—after volunteering to lead a special education gym class— that she realized her passion for helping others discover their abilities.

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After Graduation

Our students leave Xavier ready to enter the job market. Early Childhood Education graduates go on to work in

public and private school
public and private schools
hospital and child care
educational settings such as hospitals and child care centers
nature centers
outdoor education and nature centers


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