The Early Childhood Education program is designed to provide early childhood educators with the knowledge and skills to meet the developmental needs of young children. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be eligible for employment as childcare early childhood center directors, teachers, teacher’s aides and caregivers, and kindergarten or elementary classroom paraprofessionals.

Basic Studies

  • BSTD 0213 Fundamentals of Writing II
  • BSTD 0113 Reading Skills II
  • BSTD 0513 Intermediate Algebra

English Six hours

  • ENGL 1113 Composition I
  • ENGL 1123 Composition II

Mathematics Three hours from the following

  • MATH 1023 College Algebra*
  • EDUC 2113 Math I for Teachers
  • EDUC 2223 Math II for Teachers
  • *College Algebra is recommended for students planning to complete a Bachelor’s degree

Computer Science Three hours from the following

  • CSCI 1003 Computer Information Processing
  • EDUC 2313 Introduction to Educational Technology

Natural Science Four hours from the following:

  • BIOL 1004/L Fundamentals of Biology
  • CHEM 1024/L Chemistry I for Science Majors/L
  • PHYS 2024/L The Physical Sciences

Geography Three hours

  • GEOG 2003 Introduction to Geography

Psychology Three hours

  • PSYC 2003 General Psychology

Sociology Three hours from the following:

  • SOC 2003 Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 2033 Marriage and the Family

Early Childhood Education 36 hours

  • ECE 1003 Foundations of Early Childhood Education
  • EDUC 2033 Child Growth and Development
  • ECE 1023 Environments for Young Children
  • ECE 1033 Technical Practicum I
  • ECTC 2703 Pre-school Curriculum
  • ECTC 2303 Literacy and Language Arts for Pre-School
  • ECTC 2803 Infant and Toddler Curriculum
  • EDUC 2023 Survey of Exceptional Children
  • ECTC 2503 Child Guidance
  • ECTC 2403 Math and Science for Pre-School
  • ECE 2053 Administration of Pre-School Programs
  • ECTC 2903 Future Perspectives of Early Childhood Education