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Early Childhood Development

This online program leads to a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Development. Students can choose from a variety of electives that will allow them to tailor their program to meet their professional goals. Field placements will be done in concert with the early childhood faculty and can take place in a variety of settings, including where the student is employed, if appropriate. Graduates will be well-equipped for jobs in the early childhood sector, including Head Start, childcare directors, early learning coaches, early childhood and health-related  and safety non-profits and other agencies. 



Program Info: This is a non-teacher certification program. The degree can be completed online.


Admission Requirements:

60 Hours or (AA), GPA – 2.5


Prerequisites       (9 hours)

            EDF      1005     Introduction to Teaching Profession

            EDF      2085     Introduction to Diversity for Educators

            EME     2040     Introduction to Technology for Educators


Major Requirements (42 hours)


         EEC     3266     Program Planning for Infants and Toddlers
         EEC     3408     Forming Family, School, and Community Partnerships
         EEC     3731     Wellness & Movement for Young Child
         EEC     4054     Leadership & Service in Early Childhood Settings
         EEC     4207     Measurement, Evaluation, & Planning for Early Literacy Development
         EEC     4210     Teaching Math& Science in Early Childhood Settings
         EEC     4213     Teaching Beginning Reading & Writing
         EEC     4244      Integration Social Studies, Art, and Music across the Curriculum
         EEC     4260     Teaching the Whole Child
         EEX     3202      Psychology and Sociology of Learners with Exceptionalities
         LAE     3210      Foundations of Literacy


Major Electives (12 hours)

Select 4 courses from the list below


        EEC     4203     Primary Education II
        EDG     4410     Classroom Management
        EEX     4216      Classroom Management of Exceptional Learners
        PET     3434      Teaching Movement Skills to Children
        EDF     3151      Educational Psychology
        EDF     4444      Assessment of Learning Behavior
        TSL     3080      Principles & Issues in TESOL
        TSL     4324      TESOL for Secondary Content Area Teachers
        TSL     4340      TESOL Methods & Curriculum
        LDR    3003      Introduction to Leadership
        EDG    3324      Methods of Conceptual Teaching
        LIT       3331      Children’s Literature
        LIT       3333      Adolescent Literature



Early Childhood Practicum   (3 hours)

            EEC     4940     Early Childhood Development Practicum