Education Studies, Concentration in Early Childhood Education: 122 credits

Bachelor of Science

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. Candidates must register for and complete EDU 102 E-folio and EDU 203 Instructional Technology as initial courses in the program. These courses are pre-requisites for all other education courses. In EDU 203, 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).

General Education Requirements (41 credits)

CTA 206 Computer Applications


FYE 101 First Year Experience Seminar

ECO 105 Fundamentals of Economics

ENG 320 Advanced Composition

ENG 121 English Composition I

ENG 122 English Composition II

PHI 100 Introduction to Critical Thinking

POL 300 American Politics

HIS 204 World History

HIS 300 World and Regional Geography

HIS 316 American History

BIO 251 Biology I (with Lab)

ENV 305 Earth Science (with Lab)

MAT 205 Introductory Survey of Mathematics

Fine Arts Requirements (12 credits)

Select 4 courses from:

ART 101 Art Appreciation 1

ART 210 Basic Design

ART 301 Drawing and Painting

ART 302 Drawing

ART 304 Painting

ART 315 Watercolor Painting

DRA 105 Introduction to the Theater

DRA 110 Acting

DSN 110 Fundamentals of Drawing

MUS 101 Music Appreciation

SPA 301 Practical Spanish I

TEC 215 Basic Photography

Social and Behavioral Science Courses (21 credits)

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

PSY 330 Infant and Toddler Development

PSY 333 Psychology of the Exceptional Child

PSY 336 Child Development

SOC 425 Child Abuse: Recognition and Investigation

SOC 426 Responding and Investigation: Child Maltreatment

SOC 427 Responding to the Survivors of Child Abuse and Survivor Responses

Required Education Courses (39 credits)

EDU 203 Instructional Technology

EDU 102 E-Folio

ECE 201 Health, Safety, and Nutrition

ECE 202 Professional Issues in Early Childhood

ECE 214 Creating Environments for Learning

ECE 207 Differentiated Methods of Teaching Infants and Toddlers

ECE 208 Differentiated Methods of Teaching Pre-Schoolers

ECE 209 Differentiated Methods of Teaching Kindergartners – Grade 2

ECE 217 Family, Community, and School Partnerships

ECE 403 Early Care Education Internship

EPY 201 Development and Implementation of IEPs

EPY 402 Learning Differences and Assessment of Exceptional Children

RDG 203 Learner Development and Early Literacy

Electives: To meet the requirement of 122 credits, as approved by the Program Chair, Assistant Chair, or Academic Advisor.

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2020-2021 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2020 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.