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New Adult Degree Program in Early Childhood Education

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (May 24, 2006) — Milligan College will now offer a degree completion program in early childhood education through evening and weekend classes.

Individuals who have completed about two years of college can now complete their bachelor’s degree in child and youth development in about 15 months. Teaching licensure in early childhood education (PreK-3) may be obtained by completing additional coursework and a 15-week supervised teaching experience in a public school setting.

“This program is ideal for people who want to teach children in public and private schools, or to serve in leadership positions in church-related preschools, military child development centers, or in other early childhood programs,” said Dr. Beverly Schmalzried, area chair and professor of education.

Similar to the college’s degree completion program in business administration, the child and youth development major is designed for adults who have completed 60 or more semester hours of college credit and the equivalent of two or more years of work experience.

Milligan maintains one of the premier teacher education programs in the region, with public partner schools throughout the Tri-Cities. Accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1968, Milligan is one of only nine private colleges in Tennessee who are NCATE-accredited.

For more information about Milligan’s degree completion program in child and youth development with emphasis in early childhood education, contact the Office of Lifelong Learning at 423.461.8745.



MILLIGAN UNIVERSITY is a Christian liberal arts university in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The university offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan University, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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