Bachelor's Degree in Child Study Classes


In addition to major core requirements, all students enrolled in bachelor's degree programs must complete a minimum of 46 credits in general education (40 credits in the general education college core and 6 credits in programmatic general education courses).

General Education Core Requirements - 40 credits

ENG 101 English Composition 3
ENG 1XX Writing Competency (WR) 3
ENG 3XX Advanced Writing Competency (AW) 3
COM 1XX Communications Competency (COM) 3
CAP 1XX Computer Literacy Competency (CL) 3
MATH 1XX Math Competency (MATH) 3
  Science Competency (SCI) 4
PSY 112 Introduction to Psychology 3
  Social Science Competency (SS) 3
  Global Studies Competency (G/US) 3
  Global Studies Competency (G/W) 3
  Cultural Competency (CU) 3
  Ethics/Philosophy Competency (E/P) 3

Programmatic General Education Requirements - 3 credits

IDA 120 Intellectual Discovery Strategies OR General Education Elective 3

Child Study Major Core Requirements - 60 credits

Freshman Year

ECE 101 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
ECE 102 Health, Safety, and Nutrition for Early Childhood Programs 3
ECE 110 Creativity and the Young Child 3
ECE 120 Math and Science for Young Children 3
PSY 115 Child Development 3

Sophomore Year

ECE 201 The Exceptional Child and Learner 3
ECE 210 Observation and Assessment in the Early Childhood Classroom 3
ECE 231 Early Language and Literacy Development 3
ECE 251 Student Teaching I 3
ECE 252 Student Teaching II 3

Junior Year

ECE 220 Multicultural Aspects of Early Childhood 3
ECE 221 Social and Emotional Development in Young Children 3
ECE 315 / SOC 315 Family-School-Community Partnerships 3
ECE 340 / PSY 340 Psychology of the Exceptional Child 3
PSY 365 Advanced Child Development 3

Senior Year

ECE 320 Technology and Education 3
ECE 410 Education Research 3
ECE 411 Action Research Project 3
ECE 450 Capstone: Internship Experience OR
ECE 451 Capstone: Student Teaching 6

Electives - 18 credits

ECE 1XX Electives 6
Open Electives 12

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