Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education

Degree Plan

Core Requirements – 74 hours

Christian Literacy – 17 hours

Lower Level Courses – 8 hours
  • BI 1211 Life of Christ – 2 hours
  • BI 1214 Book of Acts – 2 hours
  • BI 2202 Pentateuch – 2 hours
  • BI Lower Bible Elective – 2 hours
Upper Level Courses – 9 hours
  • BI 3311 Marriage and Family – 3 hours
  • BI 4311 Christian Cultural Heritage – 3 hours
  • BI Upper Bible Elective – 3 hours

Western Cultural Heritage Literacy – 12 hours

  • HU 1310 Western Heritage I or Western Civ. or World History – 3 hours
  • HU 2310 Western Heritage III or English Lit or World Lit – 3 hours
  • HY 2320 American Cultural Heritage or US History I – 3 hours
  • HY 1302 U.S. History II – 3 hours

Mathematics – 12 hours

  • MH 1340 Pre-Calculus Algebra or higher – 3 hours
  • MH 2305 Elementary Math I – 3 hours
  • MH 2306 Elementary Math II – 3 hours
  • Other advisor approved math course – 3 hours
  • Math Elective – 3 hours

Science – 12 hours

  • BIO 1300/1100 Introduction to Biology or higher – 4 hours
  • PHY 1304/1104 Physical Science I – 4 hours
  • PHY 1305/1105 Physical Science II – 4 hours
  • Other advisor approved science course – 4 hours

Humanities – 9 hours

  • EH 1301 English Composition  I – 3 hours
  • EH 1302 English Composition II – 3 hours
  • Literature Elective – 3 hours

Foreign Language or ESOL ** – 3 hours

Other – 9 hours

  • PY 3310 Child and Adolescent Development – 3 hours
  • PE 1300 Lifetime Fitness – 3 hours
  • PE Activity – 1 hour
  • FE 1111 Freshman Experience – 1 hour
  • FASL 1090/2090/3090/4190 Service Capstone – 1 hour

Professional/Teaching Field Requirements  – 67 hours

Professional Studies Certification Requirements* – 30 hours

  • ED 2020 Introduction to Education * – 0 hours
  • ED 2322 Foundation of Education * – 3 hours
  • ED 2325 Technology in the Classroom* – 3 hours
  • ED 3340 Exceptional Learner * – 3 hours
  • ED 4320 Assessment in Education – 3 hours
  • ED 4348 Classroom Management – 3 hours
  • PY 3380 Educational Psychology * – 3 hours
  • ED 4350 Seminar in Education – 3 hours
  • ED 4997 K-6 Internship in the Elementary School – 9 hours

Early Childhood Teaching Field Certification Requirements* – 37 hours

  • ECED 3350 Survey of Early Childhood Education – 3 hours
  • ECED 3155 Early Childhood Field Experiences – 1 hour
  • ED 3315 Teaching Reading in the Elementary School – 3 hours
  • ED 3331 Health Education – 3 hours
  • ED 3332 Language Arts in Elementary – 3 hours
  • ED 3333 P.Ed. in the Elementary School – 3 hours
  • ED 3344 Fine Arts in the Elementary School – 3 hours
  • ED 3335 Social Studies in the Elementary School – 3 hours
  • ED 4317 Children’s Literature – 3 hours
  • ED 4326 Diagnostic and Prescriptive Reading – 3 hours
  • ED 4331 Science in the Elementary School – 3 hours
  • ED 4341 Math in the Elementary School – 3 hours
  • HU 3360 World Regional Geography – 3 hours

Total Hours – 141 hours

* May be taken prior to admission to Teacher Education.

** The Foreign language requirement may be satisfied by a CLEP or AP score sufficient to warrant college level credit total.

Note: 48 semester hours of upper level courses are required for graduation.

Last updated 09/4/15.