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Early Childhood Education Degree

The Early Childhood Education curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from birth through eight in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers.

Course work includes child growth and development; physical/nutritional needs of children; care and guidance of children; and communication skills with families and children. Students will foster the cognitive/language, physical/motor, social/emotional, and creative development of young children.

Graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start Programs, and school-age programs.

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Fall Semester 1

Course Credits
EDU-119 - Introduction to Early Childhood Education 4
EDU-144 - Child Development I 3
EDU-151 - Creative Activities 3
EDU-153 - Health, Safety and Nutrition 3
Total Credit Hours 13


Spring Semester 1

Course Credits
ENG-131 - Introduction to Literature 3
EDU-145 - Child Development II 3
EDU-162 - Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood Education 3
EDU-234 - Infants, Toddlers, and Twos 3
EDU-280 - Language and Literacy Experiences 3
BIO-110 - Principles of Biology 4
-OR- BIO-111 - General Biology I 4
-OR- GEL-111 - Geology 4
-OR- MAT-110 - Mathematical Measurement and Literacy 3
-OR- MAT-143 - Quantitative Literacy 3
Total Credit Hours 33/18


Fall Semester 2

Course Credits
EDU-146 - Child Guidance 3
EDU-216 - Foundations of Education 3
EDU-251 - Exploration Activities 3
EDU-259 - Curriculum Planning 3
EDU-261 - Early Childhood Administration I 3
COM-231 - Public Speaking 3
Total Credit Hours 18


Spring Semester 2

Course Credits
PSY-150 - General Psychology 3
EDU-221 - Children With Exceptionalities 3
EDU-235 - School-Age Development and Programs 3
EDU-262 - Early Childhood Administration II 3
EDU-284 - Early Childhood Capstone Practicum 4
ART-111 - Art Appreciation 3
-OR- MUS-110 - Music Appreciation 3
-OR- PHI-215 - Philosophical Issues 3
-OR- PHI-240 - Introduction to Ethics 3
Total Credit Hours 28/19