Bachelor of Science
Major in Early Childhood Education (355)

REQUIREMENTSHOURS

I. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Early Childhood Education majors must complete twelve (12) semester hours in each of the following four areas: mathematics, social sciences, sciences, and English (state 4x12 requirement).

Early Childhood Education majors should: 

  1. choose PSY 1113 (a prerequisite to EDUC 3733) to meet the Behavioral Science requirement.
  2. choose MATH 1413 or 1513 to meet the Mathematics requirement.
  3. choose HIST 2113 or 2223 or PHIL 1113 as 3 hours of the Humanities requirement.
  4. choose from ART 1013, ART 2613, ART 2623, THTR 1103, FNAR 1013, MUSC 1013, MUSC 1023, MUSC 1033, or MUSC 1413 to meet the other 3 hours of the Humanities requirement.
  5. choose HLTH 1012 as 2 hours of the Health and Wellness requirement.
  6. demonstrate foreign language proficiency (listening and speaking) at the novice-high level as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages by passing a Department of English and Foreign Languages proficiency test or by taking a foreign language course.
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II. UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS

UNIV 1001 or 1113

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III. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

A. Required Core Courses (41 hours)

ECE 2163, ECE 3154, ECE 3303, ECE 4144, EDUC 3023, EDUC 3513, EDUC 4423(R), EDUC 4463(R), EDUC 4553(R), LIBS 3423, MATH 1413 or above, MATH 2353 or math elective, MATH 2363 or math elective.

(R) Restricted to students admitted to Teacher Education.

B. Professional Education Courses (33 hours)

ECE 4653(R), EDUC 1800, EDUC 3003, EDUC 3612*, EDUC 3673, EDUC 3733, EDUC 3753(R), EDUC 4313(R), EDUC 4935*(R), EDUC 4995*(R), SPED 3103.

*Should be taken in the professional semester.

(R)Restricted to students admitted to Teacher Education.

C. Special Education Option (15 hours)

Students wishing to seek certification in Special Education may choose to take the following courses in addition to the required core and professional education courses:

SPED 3203, SPED 3223, SPED 3243, SPED 3263, SPED 4413, and EDUC 4815*

*Taken in place of EDUC 4935 or 4945.

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IV. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Social Studies Elective (3 hours)**

Science Elective (3 hours)**

**See Advisor for applicable courses.

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V. ELECTIVES TO COMPLETE 124-140 HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION.

VI. GRADE REQUIREMENTS

Students must achieve a grade of C or better in Early Childhood Education major  courses, Professional Education courses, and courses that fulfill the state 4x12 requirement, whether taken with an Education prefix or a prefix from another department, to receive credit toward a degree. If a grade of D, F, or U is achieved, the course must be repeated.

Teacher Licensure/Certification

Student who complete the requirements for this degree and pass the state tests for certification in Early Childhood Education will be eligible to apply for a teaching license.