Early Childhood Studies Non-licensure

Students who choose this program generally want to work with children ages birth through fourth grade, either as a teacher or in a similar capacity. You’ll take courses that focus on educational equity, cultural sensitivity and inclusivity in preparation for work with the youngest of students. Learn about language and motor development before moving to a potential career in a preschool, Head Start or other non-licensure setting.

credits required for the Early Childhood Studies major

students enrolled in the Early Childhood Studies program

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of students are assigned multiple advisers devoted to guiding them through their four years at WOU

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of students who apply to WOU are selected for admission

Sample four-year degree plan

Learning outcomes

  • Develop reflective teacher leaders who are advocates for young children and their families
  • Create an inclusive climate where diversity is valued
  • Demonstrate evidence of appropriate content knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to provide quality care and early education for all young children (birth-fourth grade) and their families

Career opportunities

  • Preschool/kindergarten teacher
  • Child care specialist
  • Early childhood curriculum developer
  • Head Start instructor
  • Elementary classroom aide

Faculty

MARY BUCY

Professor, Education & Leadership
503-838-8794 | bucym@wou.edu | RWEC 121

CARMEN CACEDA

Associate Professor, Education & Leadership
503-838-8409 | cacedac@wou.edu | RWEC 222

KENNETH CARANO

Associate Professor, Education & Leadership
503-838-8604 | caranok@wou.edu | RWEC 228

LINDA CRAVEN

NTT Instructor, Education & Leadership
503-838-9252 | cravenl@wou.edu | RWEC 259

NATALIE DANNER

Assistant Professor, Education & Leadership
503-838-9284 | dannern@wou.edu | RWEC 130

MARIA DANTAS-WHITNEY

Professor, Education & Leadership
503-838-8636 | dantasm@wou.edu | RWEC 223

JESSICA DOUGHERTY

NTT Instructor, Education & Leadership
503-838-8929 | doughertyj@wou.edu | RWEC 126

DARLENE FRITZ

Pre-Education Advisor, Education & Leadership
503-838-8704 | fritzd@wou.edu | RWEC 165

XIAOPENG GONG

Associate Professor, Education & Leadership
503-838-9251 | gongx@wou.edu | RWEC 226

KARLA HALE

Teacher Education Instructor/Supervisor, College of Education
503-838-9293 | halek@wou.edu | RWEC 161

RACHEL HARRINGTON

Dr., Education & Leadership
503-838-8831 | harringtonr@wou.edu | RWEC 127

KATRINA HOVEY

Assistant Professor/Adjunct Assistant Professor, Education & Leadership
503-838-8961 | hoveyk@wou.edu | RWEC 119

CHLOE HUGHES

Professor, Education & Leadership
503-838-8781 | hughesc@wou.edu | RWEC 128

ANNIE ITTNER

Assistant Professor, Education & Leadership
ittnera@wou.edu

BETH JONES

Administrative Assistant, College of Education
503-838-8235 | jonesb@wou.edu | RWEC 120

JENNIFER KEEN

Administrative Assistant, Education & Leadership
503-838-8052 | keenj@wou.edu | RWEC 120

MARIA LAINE

NTT Instructor, Education & Leadership
503-838-9289 | lainem@wou.edu | RWEC 162

MELANIE LANDON-HAYS

Associate Professor, Education & Leadership
503-838-9223 | haysm@wou.edu | RWEC 123

ERIKA LANNING

NTT Instructor, Education & Leadership
lanninge@wou.edu

MARIE LEJEUNE

Professor, Division Chair, Education & Leadership
503-838-8450 | lejeunem@wou.edu | RWEC 116

MANDY OLSEN

NTT Instructor, Education & Leadership
503-838-8471 | olsena@wou.edu | RWEC

EMILY PAHLKE

Pre-Education Advisor, Education & Leadership
503-838-8675 | pahlkee@wou.edu | RWEC 164

MICKEY PARDEW

NTT Assistant Professor, Education & Leadership
503-838-8765 | pardewm@wou.edu | RWEC 118

MARIA PETERSON-AHMAD

Assistant Professor, Education & Leadership
503-838-9286 | petersonahmadm@wou.edu | RWEC 131

HEITHO REUTER

NTT Assistant Professor, Education & Leadership
503-838-8253 | reuterh@wou.edu | RWEC 260

CINDY RYAN

Associate Professor, Education & Leadership
503-838-8605 | ryanc@wou.edu | RWEC 124

ADELE SCHEPIGE

Program Coordinator, Professor, Education & Leadership
503-838-8485 | schepia@wou.edu | RWEC 125

JOSHUA SCHULZE

Assistant Professor, Coordinator ESOL and Bilingual Education, Education & Leadership
503-838-9285 | schulzejm@wou.edu | RWEC 221

HOLLY SIMS

NTT Instructor, Education & Leadership
503-838-9288 | simsh@wou.edu | RWEC 160

R. DANA ULVELAND

Professor, Education & Leadership
503-838-8039 | ulvelad@wou.edu | RWEC 227

ALICIA WENZEL

Associate Professor, Education & Leadership
503-838-8668 | wenzela@wou.edu | RWEC 224

MARCUS WENZEL

NTT Instructor, Education & Leadership
503-838-9125 | wenzelm@wou.edu | RWEC 115

GREGORY ZOBEL

Associate Professor, Education & Leadership
503-838-8728 | zobelg@wou.edu | RWEC 225

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Contact Us

Phone : 503-838-8471

Email: education@wou.edu 

Location: RWEC 120