Early Childhood Education

Formerly titled Human Learning, the revised program in Early Childhood Education has strong components in psychology and sociology. Individuals interested in this major will become knowledgeable in human growth and development, particularly from birth to age eight, will examine the psychological and cognitive influences on learning, and will analyze ways the social and cultural environments affect learning.

This major provides a route to teacher licensure in Early Childhood Education, PreK-3.

Requirements for the B.S. in Early Childhood Education (30 s.h.)
The major in Early Childhood Education still requires a minimum of
24 semester hours credit in Behavioral Sciences. The course of study must include
the following courses:

PY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3 s.h.
PY 231 Developmental Psychology I 3 s.h.
PY 311 Abnormal Psychology 3 s.h.
PY 321 Theories of Personality 3 s.h.
PY 351 Cognitive Psychology 3 s.h.
SO 101 Introduction to Sociology 3 s.h.
SO 204 Social Problems 3 s.h.
SO 301 Race and Ethnicity
or SO 321 Social Movements and Change 3 s.h.
M355 Math for Elementary School Teachers I 3 s.h.
M356 Math for Elementary School Teachers II 3 s.h.

*May not include E308, E/LS312, or LS313, or courses applied toward ACR requirements.  Those students wishing to be licensed to teach must also complete the Enhanced ACR I and the following professional education courses:

Early Childhood Education PreK-3
ED 110 Introduction to Teaching 3 s.h.
ED 140 Child, Family, & Community Studies 2 s.h.
ED 201 Educational Psychology 3 s.h.
ED 230 Instructional Technology 1 s.h.
ED 320 Survey of Exceptional Children 2 s.h.
ED 350 Language and Literacy Development 3 s.h.
ED 380 Math, Science, and Social Studies Methods 3 s.h.
ED 420 Managing Safe & Productive Learning Env. 2 s.h.
ED 425 Early Childhood Methods & Literacy Ass. 2 s.h.
ED 440 Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education 12 s.h.
ED 475 Student Teaching Seminar 3 s.h.
Total: 36 s.h.