Early Care & Education (SEC)

The Bachelor in Early Care and Education (BECE) is designed to prepare teachers and related personnel for employment in the fields of child care and children’s services, for young children from birth to age five. This degree program is a joint initiative from two FAU College of Education Departments: the Department of Exceptional Student Education (ESE) and the Department of Curriculum, Culture, and Educational Inquiry (CCEI). This degree prepares graduates to teach, to lead, and to gain expertise with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Graduates with the BECE will be eligible for positions in private and public educational settings as teachers, infant/toddler specialists, staff developers, and center directors. Graduates also will be eligible to further their education by pursuing master’s degree programs in various early childhood disciplines.

For more information about this major, please visit the following links from the FAU University Catalog

Related Major Skills

Ability to teach or train
Ability to teach to different learning levels
Computer skills
Dealing with parents or guardians
Decision making
Explaining ideas clearly
Lesson planning
Summarizing ideas
Team player
Working with Children
Writing and presenting

Sample Work Settings

Day Care Centers
Nursery Schools
Adoption and Child Care Agencies
Adult Literacy Programs
Advertising Firms
Alternative Schools
Boards of Education
Book Stores or Publishing Companies
Bureau of Blind Services
Child Care Center
Church Organizations
College or Universities
Community Colleges
Community-Based Organizations
Education Based Business
Entertainment Centers or Resorts
Government Agencies
Hospitals or Rehabilitative Centers
Inpatient or Outpatient Facilities
Insurance Companies
International Schools
Labor Unions
Manufacturers of Childcare Products
Marketing Firms
Newspapers or Magazines
Parks and Recreation Departments
Political Parties
Research Facilities
Schools (Public, Private)
Test Development
Test Preparation Companies
Trade Schools

 Last Modified 7/11/18