Feb 09, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Early Childhood Education, BS

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The primary objective of the major in Early Childhood Education is to prepare well-qualified teachers who will be effective in guiding the learning experiences of children in Pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and grades one through three. The focal point of the program is the recognition of the child’s individuality and the development of his/her self-worth and security. Within the scope of the program, prospective teachers have opportunities to acquire those skills and understandings that will enable them to stimulate the sensory, cognitive, and social/emotional abilities/development of the child through exploration, experimentation, discovery, and successful experiences.

Early Childhood Education Major Requirements

General Education Requirements (40 Credits)


# Recommended courses; credits do not count towards graduation 

*Courses have a practicum experience requirement 

**Must have met Praxis I requirement and Department approval in order to enroll in courses.

Field Based “Block” Methods Courses

Students may take 15 Elementary methods credits in Reading, Language Arts, Science, Mathematics and Social Studies at a public school site at the discretion of the Chairperson. Students must take  ELED 301 - Curriculum, Planning And Management  and have passed Praxis I as a prerequisite to the “Block”. Students must register for all courses (15 credits) in the “Block”.

Level I (Freshman)

Total Semester Credits: 16

Total Semester Credits: 16

Level II (Sophomore)

Total Semester Credits: 16

Spring Semester

Total Semester Credits: 18

Level III (Junior)

Level IV (Senior)

Total Credits: 126

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