Early Childhood Education

General

Program Title

Early Childhood Education

Degree Designation

BS

Program Level

Undergraduate

Instruction Mode

On Campus

Program Description

This major focuses on preparing teachers of young children from birth through grade 3. The program emphasizes child development, working with parents, inclusive educational practices, understanding diversity and authentic assessment. The program prepares students to work in early education and care settings as well as primary grades (K-3). The program includes a variety of field experiences ending with student teaching experiences in Pre-Kindergarten for 8 weeks and a K-3 setting for 8 weeks

College/School

College of Education and Learning Design

Status

Active

Requirements

Program Requirements (79 credits)

Foundation (17 credits). course or course, course, course, course, course.

Early Education I (18 credits): course, course, course, course, course, course.

Early Education II (17 credits): course, course, course, course or course, course, course.

Final Year (27 credits): course, course, course, course (6 Cr.), course, course, course, course (6 Cr.)

  • The Upper Division Writing Requirement (University's Upper Division Writing Requirement) is initiated in course and completed in course.

  • See department website for admission process/transition points.

Notes

See program website for additional information.

Learning Outcomes

Objective

Understand child development and learning.

Objective

Plans, designs, and implements developmentally appropriate learning experiences for Infants and Toddlers, Pre-primary, and Young Children.

Objective

Establishes and maintains positive, collaborative relationships with families.

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