Early Childhood Education

  • Overview
Provides a strong background in early childhood education and liberal arts. The curriculum integrates coursework with direct experience in a variety of early childhood settings.
Curriculum documents

This is just one way you might complete the Early Childhood Education program in 4 semesters over 2 years of full-time study, or 8 semesters over 4 years of part-time study. (Sample course sequences assume that all pre-requisites have been satisfied and the student is prepared for college-level work.) For a detailed list of required courses, optional electives and program information, download the Early Childhood Education program description from our official academic catalog.

Course descriptions are also available in the catalog. Find courses

Sample 2 Year Sequence of Courses
Fall 1Spring 1Fall 2Spring 2
ENG Comp. I
BIO course
PCS course
EDU 101
EDU 103
ENG Comp. II
Lab Science course
PSY 101
EDU 201
EDU 112
ENG 241
Liberal Arts Elective
PSY 233
EDU 215
HIS 101, 102, 105, or 106
ENG 200 level course (except 207 and 208)
MAT 116
ANT 104, ECO 101, ECO 102, POL 101, or any SOC course
EDU 216
Sample 4 Year Sequence of Courses
Fall 1Spring 1Fall 2Spring 2
ENG Comp. I
EDU 101
ENG Comp. II
EDU 201
HIS 101, 102, 105, or 106
EDU 103
Liberal Arts elective
ENG 241
EDU 112
ANT 104, ECO 101, ECO 102, POL 101, or
any SOC course
Fall 3Spring 3Fall 4Spring 4
Lab Science course
PCS course
PSY 101
ENG 200 level course (except 207 and 208)
Lab Science course
EDU 215
PSY 233
EDU 216
MAT 116

Student learning outcomes

Students completing a course of study in this program will be able to:

What’s next

Work as a professional with Lead Teacher Certification from the Department of Early Education and Care in various early childhood settings or transfer to a Baccalaureate program as preparation to teach in preschools and to work as a paraprofessional in early elementary schools.