Early Childhood Education - Bachelor of Science in Education

All students wishing to complete a degree in Early Childhood Education (licensure track) must apply to the Teacher Education Program. Additional information on the application process can be obtained from the College of Education Undergraduate Resource Center or on the departmental website. A 2.75 minimum GPA is required for admission to the Teacher Education Program and graduation. Students must pass ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition , ENGL 211G Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Area II, Prerequisite courses, and Early Childhood Core courses with a grade of C- or better.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 1
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition4
English Composition - Level 2
ENGL 211GWriting in the Humanities and Social Sciences3
or ENGL 311G Advanced Composition
Oral Communication
Choose one from the following:3
Public Speaking3
Principles of Human Communication3
Principles of Human Communication Honors3
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 112GFundamentals of Elementary Math II3
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences11
Human Growth and Behavior3
Area III: Laboratory Science Courses(must be from two different areas), for 8 credits:
Area V: Humanities
Global History to 15003
Global History Since 1500
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts
Choose one from the following:3
Orientation in Art3
Dance Appreciation3
An Introduction to Music3
History of Jazz in Popular Music: A Blending of Cultures3
The World of Theatre3
General Education Elective
Introduction to Early American History3
Introduction to Recent American History
Viewing a Wider World Courses (from two different colleges) 16
Departmental/College Requirements
Professional Education Courses
ECED 115Child Growth, Development, and Learning 23
ECED 125Health, Safety, and Nutrition 22
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 Children 23
EDUC 315Multicultural Education 2,33
EDLT 368Integrating Technology with Teaching 23
SPED 350Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society 23
Early Childhood Core Courses
ECED 215Curriculum Development Through Play 23
ECED 220Early Childhood Education Practicum I 22
ECED 225Curriculum Development and Implementation II3
ECED 230Early Childhood Education Practicum II2
ECED 245Professionalism2
ECED Spring Block
ECED 315Research in Child, Growth, Development and Learning 43
ECED 335Family, Language and Cultural 43
SPED 450Working with Young Children with Special Needs, Ages 3-8 43
SPED 451Assessment of Young Children, Birth-Eight 43
ECED Teaching Methods Block
ECED 329Early Primary Field Placement 42
ECED 440Teaching and Learning Math and Science 44
ECED 455Teaching and Learning Social Studies, Fine Arts and Movement 43
RDG 350Teaching and Learning Reading and Writing 43
Student Teaching
ECED 470Student Teaching/Seminar 46
SPED 483Early Childhood SPED Student Teaching 46
Non-Departmental Requirements (in addition to Gen.Ed/VWW)
MATH 111Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I3
Choose two courses from the following:6
Introduction to Anthropology3
Introduction to Economics3
Principles of Macroeconomics3
Principles of Microeconomics3
World Regional Geography3
Culture and Environment
American National Government3
Introduction to Political Science
Introductory Sociology3
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 54
Total Credits120