Early Childhood Studies (Accelerated Program), BS

The BS with early childhood studies major is a degree completion program designed primarily for those wishing to begin or continue working in the early childhood field. Required observation hours are a component for several of the courses. The early childhood studies program does NOT lead to any teacher certification.

Program Learning Outcomes:

 After completing this program graduates will be proficient in:

  • Promoting child development and learning
  • Building family and community relationships
  • Observing, documenting, and assessing to support young children and families
  • Teaching and learning
  • Becoming a professional

Requirements for the BS in Early Childhood Studies

General Education Core 38 hours

(The following general education requirements are covered in the major: Global Studies and Diversity. PSY 2013 is required to satisfy the Social and Behavioral Science gen ed.)

Early Childhood Studies Major 45 hours

ECS 3243Math and Science for Young Children

3

ECS 3303Legal Issues in Early Childhood Education

3

ECS 3323Assessment of the Young Child

3

ECS 3423Diversity Issues in Early Childhood

3

ECS 3433Creative Arts for Young Children

3

ECS 4303Family Education and Advocacy

3

ECS 4313Classroom Interactions

3

ECS 4443Emerging Language and Literacy

3

ECS 4613Special Needs Children and Families

3

ECS 4623Identifying and Serving At-Risk Child

3

ECS 4653Leadership and Administrative Issues in Early Childhood

3

ECS 4943Ethics for Early Childhood

3

PSY 3193Infant/Toddler Development

3

PSY 3203Child Development

3

RDG 3313Children's Literature

3

Electives 37 hours

Total Credit Hours: 120