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 child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start Programs, and school-age programs.

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-144

Credits: 3

EDU-145

Credits: 3

ENG-111

Credits: 3

*Credits are based on the course(s) selected

Semester 2


EDU-131

Credits: 3

EDU-146

Credits: 3

EDU-151

Credits: 3

EDU-153

Credits: 3

COM-231

Credits: 3

Biological Science Transfer Choice

*

*Credits are based on the course(s) selected

Semester 3


EDU-221

Credits: 3

EDU-234

Credits: 3

English Specialty Transfer Choice

*

*Credits are based on the course(s) selected

Semester 4


MAT-143

Credits: 3

Humanities/Fine Arts Choice

*

Social/Behavior Transfer Spec Choice

*

*Credits are based on the course(s) selected

Semester 5


PSY-150

Credits: 3

Natural Science Transfer Choice

*

*Credits are based on the course(s) selected