Zero-to-Four (Early Childhood) - Bachelor of Applied Studies

There is an identified need for prepared educators to serve young children ages zero to four years old in settings outside of the public school in childcare centers, Head Start, and other agencies. The Curriculum and Instruction Department offers a non-licensure concentration, with the Bachelor of Applied Studies degree for the Zero to Four years old early childhood track. This non-licensure concentration serves private and public childcare, early intervention programs, and Head Start.

General Education Requirements
Area I: English and Communication
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition4
ENGL 211GWriting in the Humanities and Social Sciences3
or ENGL 311G Advanced Composition
COMM 253GPublic Speaking3
or COMM 265G Principles of Human Communication
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 111Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I ((MATH 120 is prerequisite))3
MATH 112GFundamentals of Elementary Math II3
Area III: Laboratory Sciences
Choose two different areas with labs8
The Planets4
Introduction to Astronomy4
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory
Contemporary Problems in Biology4
Natural History of Life
and Natural History of Life Laboratory
Cellular and Organismal Biology
and Cellular and Organismal Biology Laboratory
Principles and Applications of Chemistry4
General Chemistry I4
General Chemistry II4
Introductory Environmental Science4
Introductory Geology4
The Dynamic Earth4
Geography of the Natural Environment4
The Great Ideas of Physics4
Introduction to Acoustics4
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory
General Physics II
and General Physics II Laboratory
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences
C EP 110GHuman Growth and Behavior3
Choose two from the following courses 16
Introduction to World Cultures3
Introduction to Anthropology3
Introduction to Economics3
Principles of Macroeconomics3
Principles of Microeconomics3
World Regional Geography3
Culture and Environment3
American National Government3
Introduction to Political Science3
American Political Issues3
Introduction to Psychology3
Introductory Sociology3
Contemporary Social Problems3
Introduction to Women s Studies3
Representing Women Across Cultures3
Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts 1
Choose two of the following6
Orientation in Art3
Visual Concepts3
Dance Appreciation3
Perspectives on Literature3
Perspectives on Film3
Introduction to Creative Writing3
Literature and Culture3
Roots of Modern Europe3
Modern Europe3
Making History3
Global History to 15003
Global History Since 15003
Introduction to Early American History3
Introduction to Recent American History3
East Asia to 16003
East Asia since 16003
Islamic Civilizations to 18003
Islamic Civilizations since 18003
An Introduction to Music3
History of Jazz in Popular Music: A Blending of Cultures3
Philosophy, Law and Ethics3
The Art of Wondering3
Philosophy of Music3
The Quest for God3
Introduction to Philosophy3
Informal Logic3
Viewing a Wider World Courses
CAST 301VIntroduction to Child Advocacy3
Choose one from the following:3
Contemporary Native Americans3
Food and Culture Around the World
Human Relations Training3
Introduction to Counseling3
American Indian Literature3
Southwestern Literature3
Intercultural Relations3
Comparative Family Systems3
College of Education Requirements:
ECED 115Child Growth, Development, and Learning3
ECED 125Health, Safety, and Nutrition2
ECED 135Family and Community Collaboration 23
ECED 235Introduction to Language, Literacy and Reading 23
ECED 255Assessment of Children and Evaluation of Programs 23
ECED 265Guiding Young Children3
EDUC 315Multicultural Education3
SPED 350Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society3
Language Requirement (prefer Spanish or Sign-Language)6-8
ECED Courses for Major:
ECED 215Curriculum Development Through Play3
ECED 220Early Childhood Education Practicum I2
ECED 225Curriculum Development and Implementation II3
ECED 230Early Childhood Education Practicum II2
ECED 245Professionalism2
ECED 315Research in Child, Growth, Development and Learning3
ECED 335Family, Language and Cultural3
ECED 351Emergent Literacy3
ECED 420Integrated Early Childhood Curriculum4
ECED 425Integrated Curriculum Practicum2
SPED 450Working with Young Children with Special Needs, Ages 3-83
SPED 451Assessment of Young Children, Birth-Eight3
ECED 465Advanced Caregiving for Infants and Toddlers3
Departmental Electives:
10-12 electives credits for a total of 120 credits, 6 of which must be upper-division10-12
Total Credits120-124