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

MAT 052

Credits: 2

MAT 071

Credits: 2

Semester 1


ACA-115

Credits: 1

EDU-131

Credits: 3

EDU-146

Credits: 3

EDU-151

Credits: 3

EDU-153

Credits: 3

*Credits are based on the course(s) selected

Semester 2


EDU-144

Credits: 3

EDU-145

Credits: 3

ENG-111

Credits: 3

Other Major Requirement Choice

*

*Credits are based on the course(s) selected

Semester 3


COM-231

Credits: 3

Other Major Requirement Choice

*

*Credits are based on the course(s) selected

Semester 4


EDU-221

Credits: 3

EDU-234

Credits: 3

Humanities/Fine Arts Choice

*

Natural Sciences/Math Choice

*

*Credits are based on the course(s) selected

Semester 5


Social/Behavioral Science Choice

*

*Credits are based on the course(s) selected