BS Early Childhood Education

The Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education prepares graduates to work with children from birth through kindergarten. The program includes instructional strategies, teaching methodologies, assessment techniques, theories of early childhood growth and development, and the impact of family and cultural diversity on early childhood.

Students may complete the degree as a licensure or non-licensure candidate. Licensure candidates will be required to take additional coursework as well as complete a supervised semester-long internship.

Key Program Features

Gain the firm foundation needed to work with young students of varying age groups, intellect, and cultures

Learn to think critically about important issues that impact teaching and learning

Build skills to support lifelong learning, successful classroom roles, and student growth and development

Program Details

The program has embedded practicum experiences throughout the courses

Research shows that students with a firm foundation in early childhood education experience success in future learning. Birth through kindergarten teachers really do shape students’ lives and futures! As a future early educator, you will be prepared to incorporate current learning strategies and promote solid language and literacy skills that will support your students for their whole lives.

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ECE Core (Prerequisites: 48SH including ENG 111, 112, PSY, & HIS)

  • EDU 305 Orientation to Early Childhood Education
  • EDU 335 Early Childhood Development
  • EDU 351 Psy & Soc Foundations of Education

ECE Area (Prerequisites: EDU 305, 335, & 351)

  • EDU 328 Guiding Child’s Social Development/Behavior
  • EDU 330 Curriculum & Mth for Infants and Toddlers
  • EDU 360 Curric & Mth of Teaching Young Children (ages 3-5)
  • EDU 361 Math & Science for Early Childhood Classroom
  • EDU 462 Kindergarten Curriculum and Methods
  • EDU 421 Literacy & Literature for EC Education
  • EDU 424 Reading in the Early Childhood Classroom
  • EDU 325 Assessment & Evaluation of Young Children
  • EDU 370 Exceptional Children in EC Education Programs

ECE Capstone (Prerequisites: All ECE Core and Area Courses)

  • EDU 483 Facilitation: Integration Unit/Assessment
  • EDU 492 Current Topics/Trends: Sr. Research Project
  • EDU 494 ECE: Case Study/Presentation

Related Studies (16SH):

  • EDU 100 Orientation to American Education
  • EDU 250 Educational Technology
  • EDU 255 Creative Activities
  • EDU 265 Health, Safety & Nutrition for Young Children
  • EDU 430 Parent Education & Family Involvement
  • EDU 440 Administration of EC Program
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Childcare Center Director
  • Family Support Specialist
  • Elementary School Teacher