• Early Childhood Education Program


    The UNF Early Childhood Education Program includes a path that leads to state certification in prek-primary/age 3 to grade 3, as well as a minor in early childhood and a graduate certificate in Early Childhood. The program is designed to provide intentional learning experiences to enhance student knowledge of young children, increase engagement and advocacy in the early childhood community, and provide opportunities for personal growth. Students are afforded the opportunity to work with children within the public schools as well as a variety of community-based settings.

    Helping ChildrenThe Early Childhood coursework meets state certification requirements and follow guidelines provided by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC); the International Reading Association (IRA); and the Division of Early Childhood (DEC). The courses provide in-depth, research-based knowledge on key areas for early childhood professionals working with children from birth though age 8.
    In addition to a traditional prek-primary licensure program, we offer a minor in early childhood education and a graduate certificate in Early Childhood. For more information, please contact Dr. Katrina Hall at khall@unf.edu.



  • Major: PreKdg/Primary Education
    Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Education
    Prerequisites (9 credits)
    Grade of "C" or higher required
    EDF1005 Intro to Teaching Profession (3 Credits)
    • Acceptable substitute: EDFX005
    EDF2085 Intro to Diversity Educators (3 Credits)
    • Acceptable substitute: EDFX085
    EME2040 Intro to Tech for Educators (3 Credits)
    • Acceptable substitute: EMEX040
    Additional Diversity (6 credits)
    Select six semesters hours with an international or diversity focus. This requirement may be satisified by the completion of the general education or free elective requirements during the first sixty semester hours. Foreign language courses may be used to meet this requirement. See an academic advisor prior to enrolling in these courses.
    • CPO 3123 (FC) Pol/Soc of Britain & Ireland
    • CPO 4034 Third World Politics
    • ECO 3703 International Trade
    • ECO 4504 Public Finance
    • ECO 4723 International Monetary System
    • FIN 4604 International Finance
    • GEO 2420 CD-Cultural Geography
    • HSC 4141 Etiology: Addiction
    • HSC 4160 Human Dev Health Beh Adc
    • HSC 4563 Dimens: Hlth Older Adu
    • MAR 4156 International Marketing
    • MUH 2018 Evolution of Jazz
    • MUH 3055 (FC) Afr Am Mus Heritage
    • PET 4640 Adapted Phys Educ
    • PHH 3100 Ancient Philosophy
    • PHH 3120 (FC) Greek Experience
    • PHH 3400 Modern Philosophy
    • PHH 3500 19th Century Philosophy
    • PHH 3811 Philosophy/Zen Buddhism
    • PHH 4601 20th Century Cont Philosophy
    • PHH 3860 (FC) Japanese Mind
    • REL 2300 CD-Comparative Religion
    • REL 3145 Woman Relg Wst Exper
    • REL 3213 Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
    • REL 3310 Asian Religions
    • REL 3330 Religions of India
    • REL 3443 Liberation Theology
    • SOP 3742 CD-Pysch of Women
    • SYD 3700 CD-Race/Cult Minority or ANT/ASH/EUH/LAH/CLT/ENL/LIT/INR/CLP/EED/EEX/EHD/ ELD/EMR/SPA/ARH/FOL/FRE/FRT/FRW/JPN/LAS/SPN/SPT/SPW except ARH 3423, ARH 3470, ARH 3930, ARH 4710, ARH 4724, ARH 4800 and INR 4334.
    Core Requirements (13 credits)
    EDF3151 Educational Psychology (3 Credits)
    EDF3945 Field Laboratory I (2-4 Credits)
    EDF3946 Field Laboratory II (2-4 Credits)
    EDF4444 Assessment of Learn/Behavior (3 Credits)
    EDG4410 Classroom Managment Commun (3 Credits)
    Internships (12 credits)
    All degree course work must be completed satisfactorily before enrolling into internship. Fall internship applications are due the 4th Friday of the previous spring term. Spring internship applications are due the 4th Friday of the previous fall term.
    EDE4943 Practicum II: Student Intern (12 Credits)
    Major Requirements (41 credits)
    EEC3408 Family School Partnerships (2 Credits)
    EEC3731 Wellness for the Young Child (3 Credits)
    EEC4207 Meas/Ev/Plan Early Child Lit (3 Credits)
    EEC4210 Teaching Math/Science in EC (6 Credits)
    EEC4213 Teaching Begin Read and Write (6 Credits)
    EEC4244 SS, Art and Music Across Curri (6 Credits)
    EEC4260 Teaching the Whole Child (3 Credits)
    EEX4201 Pre-K/Prim Child Exceptional (3 Credits)
    LAE3210 Foundations of Literacy (3 Credits)
    TSL3080 Principles and Issues in TESOL (3 Credits)
    TSL4340 TESOL Methods and Curriculum (3 Credits)
    48 Upper Level Hours (48 credits)
    To graduate with a Bachelor's degree from the College of Education and Human Services, you must earn a minimum of 48 upper level credits out of a minimum 120 degree applicable required credit hours.
    48HOURS 48 upper level hours
  • Minor: Early Childhood Education
    Minor: Early Childhood Education (18 credits)
    • Conditions to the minor: No more than 6 credit hours are allowed to be transferred in from another institution. These transfer courses must be preapproved. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required for the minor. Some minor courses require an override from the College of Education and Human Services prior to registration.
    CHOOSE One of the following:
    • EEC 4244 Int Soc Studies, Art and Music Across Curr
    • OR
    • EEC 4210 Math, Science & Social Studies
    REQUIRED These are required courses:
    • EEC 3266 Program Planning:Infants & Toddlers
    • EEC 3408 Family School Partnerships
    • EEC 4260 Deve. App. Pract. Pre-Kinderg Prm Teacher
    • LAE 3210 Foundations of Literacy