Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education

This program provides students with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to become highly qualified educators who at the early child hood educational level. The study plan includes a combination of academic and professional coursework with field experience in the classroom that prepares graduates for teaching in the real world.

Program Objectives

  • Understand the child development and learning and provide all children with learning environments that are healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the value of diverse characteristics of families and communities and create respectful relationships with them in shaping children’s development and learning.
  • Apply effective assessment strategies and tools in partnership with families and other professionals to positively influence children’s development and learning.
  • Use a wide array of developmentally appropriate approaches, instructional strategies, and tools to connect with children and families and positively influence each child’s development and learning.
  • Integrate multiple areas of knowledge in planning, implementing and evaluating individually, culturally, and developmentally appropriate, meaningful and inclusive early childhood curriculum.
  • Use reflection to make decisions and take actions based on professional and ethical standards related to early childhood practice and collaboratively participate in ongoing learning to inform their practice.
  • Develop the knowledge, skills and professional dispositions necessary to promote the development and learning of young children across the entire developmental period of early childhood and in the variety of settings that offer early education

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of child development and learning principles to provide children with healthy, respectful, and challenging learning environments.
  • Build respectful partnerships with children's families and their communities and communicate with them effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Apply effective assessment strategies and tools in partnership with families and other professionals.
  • Use a wide array of developmentally appropriate approaches and instructional strategies in partnership with families.
  • Integrate multiple areas of knowledge in planning, implementing and evaluating developmentally appropriate and inclusive early childhood curriculum.
  • Make decisions and take actions based on professional and ethical standards and develop reasoned and creative solutions.
  • Develop the knowledge, skills and professional dispositions and maintain responsibility for self-development and life-long learning to promote the development and learning of young children.
  • Apply a student-centered learning approach, by developing the student as a communicator, a thinker and a problem solver.
  • Develop research skills necessary for integrating knowledge and concepts through effectively using information derived from a variety of sources.

Degree Requirements

Required Credit Hours : minimum 126 hours

General Education (Req. CH:39)


Cluster 1: Values to Live By - Islam (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ISLM100Islamic Culture3.000

Cluster 1: Values to Live By - Ethics (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
FOED102Professional Ethics in Education  13.000
1 : Also counts towards the Major

Cluster 2: Skills for Life - English Communication Skills (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ESPU103Introduction to Academic English For Education3.000

Cluster 2: Skills for Life - Information Literacy (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
GEIL101Information Literacy3.000

Cluster 2: Skills for Life - Thinking Skills (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
PHI180Critical Thinking3.000

Cluster 3: The Human Community - Emirates Society (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
HSS105Emirates Studies3.000

Cluster 3: The Human Community - Humanities/Fine Arts (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ARCH340History and Theory of Architecture3.000
HIS133Introduction to Art History3.000
HSR120Introduction to Heritage & Culture3.000
HSR130Introduction to Language & Communication3.000
LIT150Introduction to Literature3.000
LNG100Introduction to Linguistics3.000
LNG110Language, Society & Culture3.000
MSC200Introduction to Mass Media3.000
MSC240World and Arab Media3.000
PHI101Introduction to Philosophy3.000
PHI270Philosophy of Education3.000
PHI271History and Philosophy of Science3.000
TRS200Introduction to Translation3.000

Cluster 3: The Human Community - Social and Behavioral Sciences (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
PSY313Educational Psychology  23.000
2 : Also counts towards the Major

Cluster 3: The Human Community - The Global Experience (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
AGRB360Global Agri-food Trade3.000
ARCH346Contemporary World Architecture3.000
BIOE240Principles of Environmental Science3.000
GEO200World Regional Geography3.000
HIS120Arab & Islamic Civilization3.000
HIS121World History: Origins to 15003.000
HIS125Contemporary Civilization3.000
PSG250Principles of International Relations 3.000

Cluster 4: The Natural World - Mathematics (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
MATH120Contemporary Applications of Math3.000
STAT101Statistics in the Modern World3.000

Cluster 4: The Natural World - Natural Sciences (6.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ARAG205Introduction to Fish & Animal Science3.000
ARAG220Natural Resources3.000
BION100Biology and its Modern Application3.000
CHEM181Chemistry in the Modern World3.000
FDSC250Contemporary Food Science & Nutrition3.000
GEOL110Planet Earth3.000
PHED201Physical Fitness and Wellness3.000
PHYS100Astronomy3.000
PHYS101Conceptual Physics3.000

Cluster 5: Capstone Experience (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
CURR425Capstone Experience in ECE  33.000
3 : Also counts towards the Major

 

Early Childhood Education


Required Courses (54.00 hours)

Credit Hours
CURR101Educational Technology3.000
CURR103Early Childhood Development & Learning3.000
CURR211Planning & Implementation of ECE Curriculum3.000
CURR212Language Development and Emergent Literacy 3.000
CURR311Creative Arts for Young Children3.000
CURR312Development of Religious and Social Concepts in ECE3.000
CURR314Family, Community, Culture & ECE3.000
CURR317Child Health and Care3.000
CURR319Science Education for Young Child3.000
CURR320Math Education for Young Child3.000
CURR324Children's Play3.000
CURR414Early Childhood Learning Environments3.000
CURR416Assessment in ECE3.000
CURR465Student Teaching in ECE  49.000
FOED350Educational Research3.000
SPED101Education of Exceptional Children3.000
4 : Co-Requisite: CURR 425 Capstone Experience

Supporting Required Courses Outside of ECED (30.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ARB210Phonetics3.000
GEO432Geography of the UAE3.000
HIS212History of the UAE3.000
ISLM20140.00
ISLM25040.00
MATH305Mathematics For Teachers I3.000
MATH335Mathematics for Teachers II3.000
NSCI260Natural Sciences I (Phys&Chem)3.000
SOC316Folklore in UAE Society3.000
TSL210English Phonetics3.000

Elective Courses (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
CURR411Special Topic in ECE3.000
FOED101Learning Communities3.000
SPED321Gifted and Talented3.000

 

 
 
20-Aug-2017