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.
- 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.
Required Credit Hours :
minimum 126 hours
General Education (Req. CH:33)
Cluster 1: Skills for the Future (Req. Ch:15)
Cluster 2: The Human Community (Req. Ch:12)
|Area 2: Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 hours
|PSYC313||Educational Psychology 1||3|
1 : Also counts towards the Major
Cluster 3: The Natural World (Req. Ch: 6)
Early Childhood Education
Supporting Required Courses Outside of ECED