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 8
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences9
Human Growth and Behavior3
Two other courses from Area IV of General Education 16
Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts 16
Viewing a Wider World Courses6
Introduction to Child Advocacy3
Choose one from the following:3
Contemporary Native Americans3
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
ECED 315Research in Child, Growth, Development and Learning3
SPED 350Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society3
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 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:
8-12 electives credits, 6 of which must be upper-division8-12
Total Credits118-122