This program is designed to prepare qualified students to become teachers and teachers' assistants in the field of early care and education. This program equips students with the skills and competencies to work effectively with young children in a variety of educational settings. Instruction is designed to be practical and heavily supplemented with field observations, internships, workshops, and seminars.
Note: To meet state articulation requirements, transfer students must take the following courses: Science: must be a laboratory science; Math: must be MAT* E137 or higher; History must be HIS* E201. Transfer students must have a 2.7 GPA and pass the state-mandated skills examination (PRAXIS I) before they can be admitted into a university education program.
Note: Fingerprinting and a background criminal check are required for any job working with children.
Suggested Sequence of Courses:
Prerequisite or parallel courses may be required. Please check individual course descriptions for details.
1 MAT* E075 or MAT* E095 not acceptable.
2 All electives should be based on student's career objectives. It is recommended that selection of electives be discussed with the program advisors.
Note: A minimum of 15 credits must be taken in 200-level courses.
Note: For degree completion the student must complete the Computer Literacy Requirement.