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

There is an identified need for prepared educators to serve young children birth to four years of age in settings outside of the public school in childcare centers, Head Start, and other agencies. The School of Teacher Preparation, Administration, and Leadership 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.

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. All ECED courses must be successfully completed with a grade of C- or better. 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 1110GComposition I4
English Composition - Level 2
ENGL 2221GWriting in the Humanities and Social Science3
Oral Communication
Choose one from the following:3
Public Speaking3
Introduction to Communication3
Introduction to Communications Honors3
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 2134GFundamentals of Elementary Math II3
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social Behavorial Sciences
CEPY 1120GHuman Growth and Behavior3
Choose two for a total of 8 credits (must be from two different areas) 18
The Planets4
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory
4
Contemporary Problems in Biology4
Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution
and Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution Laboratory
4
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory
4
Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors)4
General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
Environmental Science I4
Physical Geography4
Physical Geology4
Survey of Physics with Lab4
Algebra-Based Physics I
and Algebra-Based Physics I Lab
4
Physics of Music4
Area V: Humanities
Choose one from the following:3
Introduction to Literature3
Film as Literature3
Introduction to Creative Writing3
World Literature I3
Western Civilization I3
Western Civilization II
Making History3
World History I3
World History II
United States History I3
United States History II
East Asia to 16003
East Asia since 1600
Islamic Civilizations to 18003
Islamic Civilizations since 1800
Philosophy, Law, and Ethics3
Introduction to Philosophy3
Philosophy of Music3
Quest for God3
Philosophical Thought3
Logic, Reasoning, & Critical Thinking3
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts
Choose one from the following:3
Orientation in Art3
Visual Concepts3
Dance Appreciation3
Music Appreciation: Western Music3
Music Appreciation: Jazz3
Introduction to Theatre3
General Education Elective
Choose one additional Area V: Humanities Course from the list above3
Viewing A Wider World 26
Departmental/College Requirements
ECED 1110Child Growth, Development, and Learning3
ECED 1115Health, Safety, and Nutrition2
ECED 1130Family and Community Collaboration3
ECED 2115Introduction to Language, Literacy, and Reading3
ECED 1125Assessment of Children and Evaluation of Programs3
ECED 1120Guiding Young Children3
EDUC 315Multicultural Education3
SPED 350Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society3
ECED Courses for Major:
ECED 2120Curriculum Development through Play Birth through Age 4 (PreK)3
ECED 2121Curriculum Development through Play Birth through Age 4 (PreK) Practicum2
ECED 2130Curriculum Development and Implementation Age 3 (PreK) through Grade 33
ECED 2131Curriculum Development and Implementation Age 3 (PreK) through Grade 3 Practicum2
ECED 2110Professionalism2
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
Non-Departmental Requirements (in addition to Gen.Ed/VWW)
MATH 1134Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I (MATH 1215 is prerequisite)3
Choose two courses from the following:6
Introduction to Anthropology3
Survey of Economics3
Macroeconomic Principles3
Microeconomics Principles3
World Regional Geography3
Human Geography
American National Government3
Introduction to Political Science
Introduction to Sociology3
Introduction to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies3
Representing Women Across Cultures
Second Language: (required)0-8
Spanish or Sign-Language preferred 3
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 45-13
Electives: Minimum of 6 upper division (300-400) elective credits
Total Credits120

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 1134 Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I and ENGL 1110G Composition I. The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester 1Credits
ENGL 1110G Composition I 1 4
CEPY 1120G Human Growth and Behavior 3
ECED 1110 Child Growth, Development, and Learning 3
ECED 1115 Health, Safety, and Nutrition 2
First Course in Second Language Series 3-4
 Credits15-16
Semester 2
MATH 1134 Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I 1 3
ECED 1130 Family and Community Collaboration 1 3
Area IV: Social and Behavioral Science Course for the Requirements tab 3 3
Area V: Humanities Course 2 3
Next Course in Second Language Series 1 3-4
 Credits15-16
Second Year
Semester 1
ENGL 2221G Writing in the Humanities and Social Science 1 3
MATH 2134G Fundamentals of Elementary Math II 1 3
ECED 2115 Introduction to Language, Literacy, and Reading 3
ECED 1125 Assessment of Children and Evaluation of Programs 3
Area III: Laboratory Science Course 1 4
 Credits16
Semester 2
ECED 2120
ECED 2121
Curriculum Development through Play Birth through Age 4 (PreK)
and Curriculum Development through Play Birth through Age 4 (PreK) Practicum
5
ECED 1120 Guiding Young Children 3
An additional Area V: Humanities Course 2 3
Area VI: Fine Arts Course 2 3
Area III: Laboratory Sciences Course 2 4
 Credits18
Third Year
Semester 1
COMM 1115G Introduction to Communication 3
EDUC 315 Multicultural Education 3
ECED 2130
ECED 2131
Curriculum Development and Implementation Age 3 (PreK) through Grade 3
and Curriculum Development and Implementation Age 3 (PreK) through Grade 3 Practicum
5
ECED 2110 Professionalism 2
Upper-Division Elective Course 3
 Credits16
Semester 2
SPED 350 Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society 3
VWW: Viewing a Wider World Course 4 3
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course from the Requirements tab 3 3
Upper-Division Elective Course 3
Elective course 1
 Credits13
Fourth Year
Semester 1
ECED 351 Emergent Literacy 3
ECED 465 Advanced Caregiving for Infants and Toddlers 3
ECED 420 Integrated Early Childhood Curriculum 4
ECED 425 Integrated Curriculum Practicum 2
Students who need to enroll in 15 credits for Financial Aid purposes will need to take additional electives  
 Credits12
Semester 2
ECED 315 Research in Child, Growth, Development and Learning 3
ECED 335 Family, Language and Cultural 3
SPED 450 Working with Young Children with Special Needs, Ages 3-8 3
SPED 451 Assessment of Young Children, Birth-Eight 3
VWW: Viewing a Wider World Course 4 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits120-122