Department of
Curriculum and Instruction

McMurry University
Abilene, Texas 79697-0368


You’ll develop the knowledge and skills to teach general education to early childhood and elementary students.

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What Sets Us Apart

Studying early childhood education at McMurry means joining a personalized teacher education program that puts you first. With small class sizes and a low student-to-faculty ratio, you’ll enjoy the kind of close mentorship necessary to ensure your success as you enter the teaching profession. Your program of study will prepare you to obtain a provisional teaching certificate in Texas, while also developing the instructional and interpersonal skills necessary to meet the learning needs of young students.

What You Can Earn

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education

You’ll complete at least 120 credit hours, not including developmental courses. At least 39 hours will be at an advanced level. This degree requires a minor in curriculum and instruction for teacher certification in early childhood through grade 6.


Working with young children isn’t just rewarding, it’s also an excellent career choice. Early childhood education majors are prepared to move into roles in public and private preschools, elementary schools, Head Start programs, social service agencies and childcare centers.

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