Education Studies

Bachelor of Science

Early Care and Education (Birth-Grade 2)


A student wishing to become licensed/certified in the state of Delaware will be transitioned into a parallel teacher preparation program upon submitting qualifying SAT scores and Delaware Department of Education minimal qualifying passing Praxis Series Core Academic Skills for Educator scores including all sub-scores. All courses successfully completed as part of their Education Studies degree will seamlessly transfer to their licensure/certificate program.

Program Requirements

Candidates are expected to complete all requirements associated with the Bachelor of Science in Education Studies with a concentration in Early Childhood Education (Birth – Grade 2). Candidates must register for and complete EDU 102 E-folio and EDU 203 Available Online Instructional Technology as initial courses in the program. These courses are pre-requisites for all other education courses. In EDU 203 Available Online, candidates will learn more about the importance and usefulness of E-folio and will also learn to use a variety of technology applications designed to enhance teaching and learning. The grade of C- is the minimum grade accepted for all College of Education core courses (ECE, EDU, RDG, and EPY).

Parallel Curriculum

The curriculum for the B.S. in Education Studies, Early Childhood Education (Birth – Grade 2) is the same as for the B.S. in Early Childhood Education (Birth – Grade 2), EXCEPT that no clinical courses are included. See notes below.


General Education Requirements (54 credits)

CTA 206 Available Online Computer Applications
FYE 101 Available Online First Year Experience

ECO 105 Available Online Fundamentals of Economics

ENG 121 Available Online English Composition I

ENG 122 Available Online English Composition II

ENG 320 Available Online Advanced Composition

HIS 204 Available Online World History

HIS 300 Available Online World and Regional Geography

HIS 316 Available Online American History

HIS 320 Available Online Global Civilizations

MAT 201 Mathematics for Teachers I

MAT 202 Mathematics for Teachers II

MAT 304 Mathematics for Teachers III

PHI 100 Available Online Introduction to Critical Thinking

POL 300 Available Online American Politics

SCI 232 Available Online Life and Environmental Science with Lab (4 credits)

SCI 305 Available Online Earth and Space Science with Lab (4 credits)

SCI 307 Physical Science with Lab (4 credits)

Fine Arts Electives (6 credits):

Select 2 courses from: ART 101 Available Online, ART 202, ART 210, ART 245, ART 301, ART 302, ART 304, ART 310, ART 315; DRA 105,DRA 110, DRA 140, DRA 200, DRA 307, DRA 330; DSN 110 Available Online; MUS 101 Available Online, MUS 201; TEC 215

Social and Behavioral Science Course (12 credits)

PSY 101 Available Online Introduction to Psychology

PSY 330 Available Online Infant and Toddler Development

PSY 333 Available Online Psychology of the Exceptional Child

PSY 336 Available Online Child Development

Education Core (30 credits)

ECE 201 Available Online Health, Safety, and Nutrition

ECE 202 Available Online Professional Issues in Early Childhood

ECE 205 Available Online Parent, Family, and Community Interactions

ECE 206 Available Online Family Development and Service Systems

ECE 214 Available Online Creating Environments for Learning

EDU 102 E-folio (0 credit)

EDU 203 Available Online Instructional Technology

EPY 301 Available Online Assessment of Exceptional Children and IEPs

EPY 306 Available Online Educational Psychology and Assessment

EPY 401 Available Online Teaching Diverse Populations/Exceptional Children

RDG 300 Available Online Language Development and Early Literacy

Electives: To meet the 120 credits requirement, to be determined in consultation with the Program Chair or Academic Advisor



Education Studies majors may NOT register for any of the following courses:

ECE 450 Student Teaching (3.0 GPA, background checks, health certificates, and PRAXIS (core)/II required)

EDU 390 Available Online Practicum I (PRAXIS (core) and TB certificate required)

EDU 391 Practicum II (PRAXIS (core) and TB certificate required)

EDU 392 Practicum III (PRAXIS (core) and TB certificate required)

EDU 451 Student Teaching (3.0 GPA, background checks, health certificates, and PRAXIS (core)/ PRAXIS II required)

EDU 499 Clinical Assessment in the Classroom (taken along with ECE 450 or EDU 451)

Enrollment in the above courses requires admission to a teacher licensure/certification program and some or all of the following: health and/or TB certificates, passing scores on Praxis exams, State of Delaware and F.B.I. criminal background checks, clearance by the Delaware Child Protection Registry, and approval from the Office of Clinical Studies.

Suggested Program Sequence


Semester 1 Semester 2
CTA 206 Available Online or FYE 101 Available Online ENG 122 Available Online
EDU 102 HIS 204 Available Online
EDU 203 Available Online MAT 202
ENG 121 Available Online PSY 101 Available Online
MAT 201 SCI 232 Available Online
PHI 100 Available Online  


Semester 1 Semester 2
ECO 105 Available Online ECE 202 Available Online
MAT 304 ECE 205 Available Online
PSY 336 Available Online EPY 301 Available Online
SCI 305 Available Online PSY 330 Available Online
RDG 300 Available Online SCI 307


Semester 1 Semester 2
ECE 206 Available Online ENG 320 Available Online
ECE 214 Available Online EPY 401 Available Online
ECE 201 Available Online/td> HIS 300 Available Online
EPY 306 Available Online HIS 316 Available Online
PSY 333 Available Online FINE ARTS ELECTIVE


Semester 1 Semester 2
HIS 320 Available Online ELECTIVE
POL 300 Available Online ELECTIVE

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2015-2016 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2015 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.