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

    To plan degree completion, see the course descriptions in the academic catalog which specify the planned semester(s) in which required classes are to be scheduled.

  • 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.