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 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 Communication
Principles of Human Communication Honors3
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 112GFundamentals of Elementary Math II3
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences11
C EP 110GHuman Growth and Behavior3
Area III: Laboratory Sciences Courses, must be from two different areas (8 credits) 1
Area V: Humanities
Choose one from the following:3
Roots of Modern Europe3
Modern Europe3
Making History3
Global History to 15003
Global History Since 15003
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts3
Choose one from the following:
Orientation in Art3
Visual Concepts3
Dance Appreciation3
An Introduction to Music3
History of Jazz in Popular Music: A Blending of Cultures3
The World of Theatre3
General Education Elective
HIST 201GIntroduction to Early American History3
or HIST 202G Introduction to Recent American History
Viewing A Wider World 26
Departmental/College Requirements
ECED 115Child Growth, Development, and Learning3
ECED 125Health, Safety, and Nutrition2
ECED 135Family and Community Collaboration3
ECED 235Introduction to Language, Literacy and Reading3
ECED 255Assessment of Children and Evaluation of Programs3
ECED 265Guiding Young Children3
EDUC 315Multicultural Education3
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 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 111Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I (MATH 120 is prerequisite)3
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
Introduction to Women's Studies3
Representing Women Across Cultures
Second Language: (required)
Spanish or Sign-Language preferred 36-8
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 44-2
Total Credits120