Early Childhood Education
Make a profound difference in the lives of young children by helping to build a solid foundation for future learning.
A concentration in early childhood education allows students to combine the knowledge of their other concentration discipline with an understanding of educational practices for young children and their families.
Students complete specialized coursework in topics such as childhood development, educational psychology and adolescent development.
The ultimate goal of this concentration is to produce graduates who understand child development and apply that knowledge when collaborating with other educators in schools and other learning environments such as preschools and community centers.
- Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
- All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
Requirements 18 hours
CDE 350: Inequality and Diversity in Education (L & C) or FAS 370: Family Ethnic and Cultural Diversity (SB & C) or HEP 443: Emotional Health and Interpersonal Relationships or JUS 235: Disability, Justice and Advocacy (C) (3)
ECS 312 Social and Emotional Development of the Young Child, SB (3) (Prerequisite(s): Minimum junior standing)
ECS 430: Systems, Policy, and Advocacy in Early Childhood/Special Education (3)
EDP 310: Educational Psychology for Non-Teachers (SB) (3) - Note: Complete three one-hour courses in EDP 310
SPE 222 Orientation to Education of Exceptional Children (SB & C) (3)
TEL 215 Introduction to Child and Adolescent Development (SB) (3)
Farmer Education 118