B.S. Degree in Early Childhood Education

B.S. Degree in Early Childhood Education

To receive the B.S. Degree in Early Childhood Education, the student must meet the minimum university requirements and specific requirements for the program. Completion of 120 credits is required for this degree which includes the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core (42 credits) and Secondary Teaching Licensure Education requirements (36 credits).

Admission Requirements

Admission into SARTE required (Selective Admission and Retention in Teacher Education).
See "Teacher Education" for requirements.

Core Requirements

All students in Early Childhood Education must complete this teacher licensure core as well as courses listed under "Requirements" and "Related Requirements."

ED 205 Introduction to Education (3)
ED 294 Educational Psychology (3)
ED 310 Social Foundations of Education (3)
SPED 225 Individuals with Exceptionalities (3)
STL 291 Early Literacy (3)

Program Requirements

Students must earn at least 12 credits in EECE 481E.

EECE 220 Foundations of Early Childhood & Early Childhood Special Education (3)
EECE 250 Creative Expressions in Early Childhood (3)
EECE 333 Discovery Learning (3)
EECE 426 Primary Methods: Math, Science, Social Studies (3)
EECE 430 Infant/Toddler Programs and Practices (3)
EECE 433 Preschool and Kindergarten Curriculum (3)
EECE 437 Leadership and Administration in Early Childhood Education (3)
EECE 438 Guidance and Play (3)
EECE 441 Children's Literature: Content and Methods (4)
EECE 481C Student Teaching: Early Childhood (2)
EECE 481E Student Teaching: Kindergarten/Elementary (1-16)
HLTH 311 Health in the Elementary Schools (2)
STL 341 Reading and Writing Methods PreK-3 (3)
STL 388 Classroom Assessment (3)
STL 413 Effective Teaching (3)
STL 428 Building Partnerships (3)
STL 442 Advanced Reading and Writing Methods PreK-3 (3)

Related Requirements

AMCS 233 Education and Multicultural America (3)
COMM 100 Speech Communication (3)
ENGL 202 English Composition and Literature (3)
MATH 302 Mathematics for Early Childhood (3)

Restricted Electives

Students must complete two science courses.

BIOL 370 Exploring Biology (3)
GEOS 170 Earth Science Today (3)
PSCI 170 Physical Science I (3)