Program Profile

Professional and Pedagogical Studies - 24 hours

EDUC 205. Preparing the Early Childhood Environment                                             

EDUC 210. Instructional Technologies to Improve   Teaching and Learning

EDUC 211. Construction of Scientific and Mathematical  Thinking

EDUC 220. Foundations of Education                                                                           

EDUC 226. Health, Nutrition and Safety                                                                       

EDUC 257. Psychology and Development of the Learner                                            

EDUC 283. Introduction to Special Education                                                              

EDUC 378. Children’s Literature across the Curriculum                  


Core in Major 

Block One - 17 hours 

EDEC 210. Characteristics of Typical and Atypical Development of Young Children

EDEC 230. Learning through Play and Exploration                                                                  

EDEC 240. Inquiry-Based Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers

EDEC 330. Creative Arts for the Young Child                                                              

EDEC 364. Professional Development Seminar                                                                       

EDEC 483. Child Development Practicum        


Block Two - 13 hours 

EDEC 300. Integrated Curriculum: Preschool through Kindergarten

EDEC 310. Emergent Literacy in Young Children                                                         

EDEC 365. Professional Development Seminar II                                                        

EDEC 370. Observation and Assessment of Young  Children

EDEC 486. Observation and Assessment Practicum     


Block Three - 16

EDEC 350. Program Administration in Diverse Settings                                           

EDEC 403. Home, School, Community

EDEC 410. Kindergarten Language Arts and Reading

EDEC 420. Mathematics for Kindergarten Numeracy,  Spatial Sense and Measurement       

EDEC 484. Child Care Administration Practicum                                                              


Block Four - 13

EDEC 360. Positive Guidance for Young Children                                                       

EDEC 400. Classroom Strategies and Interventions for  Young Children

EDEC 405. Classroom Management for Early Learning and Development                 

EDEC 422. STEM for the Youngest Learner                                                                  

EDEC 464. Professional Development Seminar III                 

General Education Requirements - 30 hours

Total: 120 semester hours