General Education Requirements
Students follow the University's General Education Requirements, Mathematical Skills, Advanced Expository Writing, American History and Government, and Cultural Diversity Requirements. Due to prerequisites of required courses all students must take PSYCH 1003 and POL SCI 1100. Students pursuing the Exercise Science emphasis area must take BIOL 1012, BIOL 1013, and MATH 1030.
Foundations (Required Courses)
Emphasis Area Requirements
|ECH ED 3302||Introduction to Inclusive Early Childhood Education||3|
|ECH ED 3303||Curriculum and Practice Laboratory: Infant/Toddler||1|
|ECH ED 3304||Curriculum and Practice Laboratory: Preschool||1|
|ECH ED 3313||Curriculum and Practice: Infant/Toddler||2|
|ECH ED 3314||Curriculum And Practice: Preschool Education||2|
|ECH ED 3332||Literacy, Learning and Instruction For The Young Child||3|
|ECH ED 3350||Family and Professional Partnerships within School/Community||3|
|ECH ED 4317||Implementation, Evaluation, and Assessment in Early Childhood Education||3|
|SPEC ED 3318||Inclusive Classrooms||3|
Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:
- Engage their clients while adding diverse perspectives that articulate how difference shapes experience and human identity.
- Apply their unique understanding of social justice by addressing institutional and social barriers that limit access, equity, and achievement.
- Conduct themselves in a respectful and professional manner that views failure as an opportunity to learn, as they effectively work on multiple projects.
- Apply reasoning and critical thinking while making connections between information, data, and arguments to synthesize and interprets information, forming valid conclusions.
- Apply unique leadership, management and communication skills to articulate thoughts/ideas effectively using oral, written, nonverbal, and visual communication skills in a variety of formats and contexts.
- Apply knowledge and skills as innovative childhood educators, managers, directors, program planners, or curriculum developers to effectively manage early childhood programs.
- Demonstrate a unique application of best practices of teaching young children outside a traditional classroom setting.