Early Childhood Education, BS
The bachelor in early childhood education prepares professionals to provide high quality education and care for children birth through age eight in a wide variety of settings. Graduates are qualified to work as teachers and directors in private early childhood programs; state-funded preschool programs, such as Great Start Readiness Preschool; and federally-funded HeadStart programs. Students develop their understanding of typically and atypically developing children through integrated coursework and field experience, as well as two semester-long practicums. The required minor provides the opportunity for students to explore a related field, adding to their knowledge and skills for working with young children and their parents, or expanding their expertise for employment opportunities.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Candidates demonstrate their content area knowledge in the design, implementation, and evaluation of experiences that result in developmental and learning outcomes for each child.
- Candidates apply their knowledge and understanding of young children’s typical and atypical developmental needs to create healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging learning environments for each child.
- Candidates demonstrate in-depth knowledge of systematic observations, documentation, and assessment strategies through the effective use of these techniques to promote positive outcomes for each child.
- Candidates demonstrate understanding and value of the important and complex characteristics of children’s families and communities in their development of respectful, reciprocal relationships and partnerships.
- Candidates demonstrate professional dispositions throughout coursework, field experience, and practicums.
- Candidates demonstrate professional identification with and leadership skills in the early childhood field through articulating and advocating for sound professional practices and public policies.
|CHLD 101||Intro to Early Childhood Ed||4|
|CHLD 103||Learning Env for Young Child||4|
|CHLD 150||Observation and Assessment||4|
|CHLD 210||Infants and Toddlers||4|
|CHLD 225||Emergent Literacy||3|
|CHLD 241||STEM Foundations Young Child||4|
|CHLD 242||Creativity and Humanities||4|
|CHLD 245||Early Childhood Curriculum||3|
|CHLD 260||Practicum I||4|
|CHLD 270||Admin Early Childhood Programs||2|
|CHLD 310||Inc Chld Spec Needs in Setting||3|
|CHLD 330||Phil Foundation Early Child Ed||2|
|CHLD 350||Early Childhood Facilities Mgt||2|
|CHLD 410||Practicum II||4|
|CHLD 440||Family/Community Partnerships||3|
|CHLD 495||Senior Project Early Child Ed||4|
|EDUC 101||Self as Learner||2|
|BIOL 105||Function of the Human Body||4|
|EMED 181||First Aid||1|
|HLTH 104||Nutrition for Early Childhood||3|
|SOCY 103||Cultural Diversity||3|
Approved Minor (minimum 20 credits)
General Education: All LSSU bachelor’s degree candidates must complete the LSSU General Education Requirements.
A minimum of 124 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher. A gpa of 2.00 or higher is also required in your Major, as well as in your General Education Requirements.