Degrees in Context: Asking the Right Questions about Preparing Skilled and Effective Teachers of Young Children

There is general agreement that the effectiveness of early childhood teachers impacts the learning and developmental outcomes of young children. What determines teaching effectiveness, however, is the subject of much heated debate. Do early educators need a degree to be effective? Is there a difference in efficacy between teachers with an associate or baccalaureate degree? Does a major in early childhood education or child development make a difference?

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