Education Studies, Concentration in Early Childhood Education: 121 credits

Bachelor of Science

Program Requirements

Candidates are expected to complete all requirements associated with the Bachelor of Science in Education Studies with a concentration in Early Childhood Education. Candidates must register for and complete EDU 102 E-folio as the initial course in the program. This course is a pre-requisite for all other education courses.  The grade of C- is the minimum grade accepted for all College of Education and Liberal Arts core courses (ECE, EDU, RDG, and EPY).

General Education Requirements (34 credits)

CTA 206 Computer Applications


FYE 101 First Year Experience Seminar

ECO 105 Fundamentals of Economics

ENG 121 English Composition I

ENG 122 English Composition II

ENG 320 Advanced Composition

PHI 100 Introduction to Critical Thinking

POL 300 American Politics

HIS 316 American History

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

BIO 251 Biology I (with Lab)

MAT 205 Introductory Survey of Mathematics

Fine Arts Requirements (6 credits)

Select 2 courses from:

ART 101 Art Appreciation 1

ART 203 Non-Western Art

ART 210 Basic Design

ART 301 Drawing and Painting

ART 302 Drawing

ART 304 Painting

ART 315 Watercolor Painting

COM 431 Media and Society

DRA 105 Introduction to the Theater

DRA 110 Acting

DSN 110 Fundamentals of Drawing

DSN 210 Basic Photoshop

MUS 101 Music Appreciation

SPA 301 Practical Spanish I

TEC 215 Basic Photography

HIS 230 History of Art and Design

Social and Behavioral Science Courses (18 credits)

PSY 330 Infant and Toddler Development

PSY 333 Psychology of the Exceptional Child

PSY 336 Child Development

PSY 420 Introduction to Trauma-Informed Approaches

PSY 421 Trauma and Self-Care

PSY 422 Practical Implications of Trauma-Informed Approaches

Required Education Courses (57 credits)

EDU 102 E-Folio

EDU 204 Leadership and Collaboration

ECE 105 Developmentally Appropriate Practice

ECE 201 Health, Safety, and Nutrition

ECE 202 Professional Issues in Early Childhood

ECE 207 Differentiated Methods of Teaching Infants and Toddlers

ECE 208 Differentiated Methods of Teaching Pre-Schoolers

ECE 209 Differentiated Methods of Teaching Kindergartners – Grade 2

ECE 217 Family, Community, and School Partnerships

ECE 301 Integrating the Arts into Early Childhood Education

ECE 302 Numeracy and the Acquisition of Number Fluency in Early Childhood Education

ECE 315 Differentiation of Instruction for Young Children

ECE 403 Early Care Education Internship

EPY 201 Development and Implementation of IEPs

EPY 316 Educating Preschoolers with Special Needs

EPY 317 Assessment of Young Children

EPY 402 Learning Differences and Assessment of Exceptional Children

RDG 203 Learner Development and Early Literacy

RDG 302 Literature for Children

Electives: To meet the requirement of 121 credits, students should complete 6 elective credits as approved by the Program Chairor Academic Advisor.

Transfer Credits: Accreditation requires our program to collect data on student performance in a variety of courses.  For that reason, students will not be able to transfer in courses to cover the following coursework ECE 105, , ECE 207, ECE 208, ECE 209, ECE 302, ECE 315, EPY 316, EPY 317, ECE 217, RDG 203, ECE 390, ECE 391, ECE 392, ECE 450, EDU 452

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2024-2025 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2023 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.