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 40 credits in general education courses.

General Education Core Requirements - 40 Credits

ENG 101 English Composition 3
ENG 1XX English Elective 3
ENG 3XX English Elective 3
COM 105 Interpersonal Communications 3
CAP 1XX Computer Literacy (CAP) 3
MATH 1XX Mathematics (MATH) 3
SCI 1XX Science Elective 4
PSY 112 Introduction to Psychology 3
HIS 1XX History Elective 3
  General Education Electives 12

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 - 21 credits

ECE 1XX Electives 6
Open Electives 15

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