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Early Childhood Education, BS

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This major is administered through the area of Education  in the School of Education . Additional policies for this major are available at this link.

(Birth through 3rd grade teaching license program)

After you have completed 24 credits, apply for admission to the Professional Education Program. For a list of the admission criteria, see this section .


The United States Department of Education requires institutions that provide distance education to disclose information for programs leading to professional certification or licensure about whether each program meets state educational requirements for initial licensure or certification. Following is this disclosure information for this program:

The requirements of this program meet Certification/Licensure in the following states:


The requirements of this program do not meet Certification/Licensure in the following states:

Not applicable

The requirements of this program have not been determined if they meet Certification/Licensure in the following states:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming; District of Columbia; American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Early Childhood Education Major, you will be able to: 

  1. Reflect on your various practicum teaching experiences in preparation for your summative student teaching requirement. 
  2. Demonstrate/understand/appreciate professionalism in your interactions with other students, professors, and cooperating teachers by assessing your professional behavior through the School of Education’s Final Cooperating Teacher Evaluation. 
  3. Plan effective and engaging lessons for students in the Pre-K -3 grades. 
  4. Differentiate and support learners with broad ranges of abilities through developmentally-appropriate instructions and resources. 
  5. Assess student learning in developmental domains of learning that include cognitive, language, and socio-emotional) in PreK-K - 3rd grade.  


Consists of 89 credits.

Note: Required courses marked ** below have Math prerequisites. Depending on your placement score, additional courses may be required.



See the Student Teaching  section of this catalog for additional licensing requirements.

State teacher licensing rules may change at any time due to legislative or licensing changes.

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