Early childhood professionals who teach and care for young children from birth through age eight across a variety of programs. Degree programs cover theory and practical application in such areas of child growth and development, child guidance and curriculum development, professional growth, and facility directorship.
 
Examples of entry level job titles:
Toddler Teacher; Behavioral Specialist; Peer Educator; Residential Care Specialist; Teaching Assistant; Child Advocate; Education Technician; Family Assistant
 
*Applicants to an education program should be aware that a criminal background check may be required while they are enrolled in the program, or as a condition of employment in the field; certain internship and/or practicum sites, such as schools, child care facilities, may limit or deny clinical privileges to those who have a prior or current criminal record; and certain licensing boards may refuse to issue a license to practice based upon prior or current criminal offense(s).  
 
Maine State Childcare Regulations also must be met. Some examples include: must be 18 years of age, "a history of honest and lawful conduct," allegations of child abuse, convictions of substance abuse to name a few.
Bachelor degree options in Maine
The listings below are only suggestions and are subject to change. It is always best to check directly with the college for the most current information. [last update: Dec 13]
Elementary Education
Health Education (Bangor only)
Physical Education (Bangor only)
Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification
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Early Childhood Development (campus or online) *articulation agreement info
Human Services (online)
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Elementary Education
General Studies: Human Services specialization (online)
Physical Education
Special Education
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Early Childhood Education *articulation agreement info
Elementary Education
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Art Education
Child Development and Family Relations: Early Childhood Education concentration
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(minor) Advocacy
(minor) Early Childhood Services
(pathway) Elementary Education
Mental Health & Human Services: Child & Family Services concentration
(pathway) Special Education
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(minor) Child & Adolescent Health Education
Early Childhood Education *articulation agreement info
Early Childhood Education Off-Campus Cohort (at SMCC)
Early Childhood Special Education
Elementary Education
(minor) Nutrition Education
Special Education
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Elementary Education
Special Education
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Art Education
Elementary Education
Physical Education
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Art Education
Elementary Education
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Classics/Latin Education
English Education (K-8)
French Education
General Elementary Education
Geography-Anthropology Education (K-8)
Hispanic Studies/Spanish Education 
History/Social Sciences Education (K-8)
Music Education
Social and Behavioral Sciences: Early Childhood Studies concentration
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