Early Childhood Education A55220

The Early Childhood Education curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from birth through eight in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers.

Course work includes child growth and development; physical/nutritional needs of children; care and guidance of children; and communication skills with families and children. Students will foster the cognitive/language, physical/motor, social/emotional, and creative development of young children.

Graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start Programs, and school-age programs.

Number of credit hours required for this program: 64

General Education Requirements


Take 3 credits from ENG-111.

Required English

Take 3 credits from ENG-112 ENG-113 ENG-114.


Take 3 credits from MAT-110 MAT-143.


Take 3 credits from PSY-150.

Major Requirements

Required Courses

Take 29 credits from EDU-119 EDU-131 EDU-146 EDU-151 EDU-153 EDU-221 EDU-234 EDU-280 EDU-284.

Child Development

Take 6 credits from EDU-144 EDU-145.

Other Major Requirements


Take 2 credits from CIS-110 CIS-111.

Other Required Courses

Take 5 credits from EDU-184 EDU-235.

Early Childhood Electives

Take 6 credits from EDU-157 EDU-252 EDU-261 EDU-262.

Student Success

Take 1 credits from ACA-111 ACA-118 ACA-122.