The Early Childhood Education curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from birth through eight in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers. Course work includes child growth and development; physical/nutritional needs of children; care and guidance of children; and communication skills with families and children. Students will foster the cognitive/language, physical/motor, social/emotional, and creative development of young children. Graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and childcare programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start Programs, and school-age programs. A program that prepares individuals to promote child development and learning, work with diverse families and children, observe, document and assess to support young children and families, use content knowledge to build meaningful curriculum, and use developmentally effective approaches in collaboration with other early childhood professionals. Potential course work includes instruction in all areas of child development such as emotional/social/health/physical/language/communication, approaches to play and learning, working with diverse families, and related observations/student teaching experiences.

Required Developmental Courses


ENG 002

Credits: 3

MAT 003

Credits: 3

ENG 011

Credits: 2

MAT 043

Credits: 2

Semester 1


ACA-122

Credits: 1

EDU-146

Credits: 3

EDU-151

Credits: 3

ENG-111

Credits: 3

*Credits are based on the course(s) selected

Semester 2


EDU-131

Credits: 3

EDU-144

Credits: 3

EDU-145

Credits: 3

EDU-153

Credits: 3

Science Transfer Choice

*

*Credits are based on the course(s) selected

Semester 3


*Credits are based on the course(s) selected

Semester 4


COM-231

Credits: 3

EDU-234

Credits: 3

MAT-143

Credits: 3

Humanities/Fine Arts Choice

*

Social/Behav Transfer Spec Choice

*

*Credits are based on the course(s) selected

Semester 5


EDU-221

Credits: 3

PSY-150

Credits: 3

National Transfer Science Choice

*

*Credits are based on the course(s) selected