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2023-2024 Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Catalog

Education, Early Childhood Studies, B.A.S./B.S.


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Associate professors: Ya-fang Cheng, Andrea Emerson, Cindy Ryan, Katrina Hovey
Assistant professors: Shari Hopkins

Mission

Prepares skilled and reflective early childhood practitioners who can effectively respond to the unique learning needs of diverse young children and their families. The Early Childhood Studies program is grounded in the principles of educational equity and inclusion, social justice, reflective practice, and the development of diverse leaders in the field of early childhood. We are committed to facilitating the learning and development of our early childhood practitioners who, in turn, will successfully affect the learning and development of diverse young children from birth to 8years.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop reflective early childhoood professionals who are advocates for young children and their families.
  2. Create an inclusive climate where diversity is valued.
  3. Demonstrate evidence of appropriate knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to provide quality care of early education for all young children (birth-8yrs.) and their families.

This major prepares students to work in inclusive early childhood settings (including Head Start, child care, preschool and K-4 elementary schools).

Education, Early Childhood Studies (Non-Licensure), B.A.S.


Core Courses


Elective Credits: 18


Working closely with their advisor, students will choose electives that support their career path and count towards their major. This may include courses that complete the B.A.S. General Education core.

Total Credits: 90


Note


An AAS in Early Childhood or related field is highly recommended. Students will need to work closely with Early Childhood advisors to map major.

Education, Early Childhood Studies, B.S.


The Early Childhood Studies B.S. does not lead to license without the EIECSE concentration.

Humanities/Language Arts


Electives or Concentration - Choose One:


Students pursuing the Early Intervention Early Childhood Special Education (EIECSE) Concentration complete the concentration core.

Early Intervention Early Childhood Special Education (EIECSE) Concentration  

All others complete the following electives.

Outside of Education Elective Credits: 17


Working closely with their advisor, students will choose electives (outside education) that support their career path that may include, but are not limited to:

Professional Education Core


The professional education core includes three terms of intensive classes and clinical experiences organized in the following fashion:

Total Credits: 128-134


Note:


Students completing the Early Intervention Early Childhood Special Education Concentration qualify for licensure and must take Praxis & Apply for Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) License.

Satisfactory Grade Use


Program requirements are not fulfilled with a grade of S.
Do not select Satisfactory/No Credit grading for any courses that will be used in the program.

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