Early Childhood Teachers go to Work: Where do they Work & Why?

The proposed project, Early Childhood Graduate Teachers go to Work (ECGTW) will be the first of its kind to collect longitudinal quantitative data on early childhood graduate employment destinations along with their career aspirations. This research is important because it will identify the factors that shape the career aspirations of preservice early childhood teachers’ careers over time, and develop understandings of the ways in which graduate employment destinations align or misalign with career aspirations. In doing so, the research findings can be used to inform future workforce policies and teacher education approaches aimed at addressing the growing need for degree-qualified teachers in the child care area.


Other Team Members

Dr Kate E. Williams Dr Abigail Winger