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CESS Early Education (Pre-Kindergarten)

Early Education (Pre-Kindergarten)

Alumni with degrees in Early Education (Pre-Kindergarten), part of the Teacher Education Program within the College of Education and Social Services, pursue a wide variety of careers directly and indirectly related to their course of study. This is a representative sample of job titles from recent UVM alumni who majored in Early Education (Pre-Kindergarten).

Job Title

Career Industry

Adjunct Instructor Higher Education
Applied Behavior Analysis Therapist Healthcare Services
Autism Consultant Education
Case Manager Higher Education
Child development Specialist Higher Education
Children’s Treatment Coordinator Community Development
Curriculum Writer Education
Development Education Community Development
Early Childhood Educator Education
Gymnastics Teacher Athletics
Kindergarten Teacher Education
Language Pathologist Elementary Education
Literacy Coach Elementary Education
Marriage Family Therapist Wellness Services
Preschool Teacher Elementary Education
Principal Elementary Education
Psychologist Healthcare Services
School Counselor Elementary Education

Recent Employers

Boston Public Schools Education Development Center, Inc.
Howard Center for Human Services Howard University
Lund Family Center Maui County
St. Mary’s School The Children’s Hospital in Denver
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Transferable Skills

In addition to the specialized material you study in your major, you will also gain useful transferable skills. Remember: it is essential to be able to articulate the skills you have gained.

Examples of transferable skills fostered while majoring in Early Education (Pre-Kindergarten)

Critical Thinking Skills

Leadership and Administration Skills

Communication Skills

Good judgment
Use of logic to solve problems
Ability to solve problems quickly

Ability to give and follow directions
Use of strengths and weaknesses to improve performance
Leading a classroom

Listens and interprets effectively
Communicates clearly
Ability to engage students’ attention

Research and Investigation Skills

Design and Planning Skills

Information Management Skills

Uses appropriate and ethical assessment techniques to enhance learning and teaching
Participates in research activities

Ability to write and implement creative lesson plans

Ability to integrate educational technology into the classroom
Keeps organized materials, records, and information

Interpersonal Skills

Skills and Assessing Values

Specialized Skills

Works collaboratively and cooperatively with students, parents, colleagues, and supervisors to improve the learning community and the community at large

Understands how individual development, cultural diversity, socioeconomic conditions, and individual difference influence opportunities and contribute to full potential
Follows standards of professional behavior

Understands the relationship between schools and the larger culture
Knows school as a culture unto itself


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