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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (ECHS)

Major in early childhood education. The major in early childhood education is designed to provide students with an understanding of the growth and development of young children (0–8 year olds). Students in this major have a concentration in early childhood development (ECD). In this concentration, students learn to apply developmental principles in the design, implementation, and evaluation of programs for young children. At present, no public school certification is associated with this degree.

Each student completing the early child development concentration must have a GPA of 2.00 or higher in HD coursework before enrolling in HD 495 (Early Childhood Development Internship). Some internship opportunities require an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher. Students should contact the department’s internship coordinator for further information.

Courses Hours
HD 202 Child Development: Infancy and Toddlerhood3
HD 205 Child Development: Early Childhood3
HD 302 Child Development: Adolescence3
HD 382 Parent and Family Development3
HD 321 Conceptual and Creative Experiences for Young Children-I3
HD 322 Conceptual and Creative Experiences for Young Children-II3
HD 422 Administering Children’s Centers and Programs (W)3
HD 472 Program Evaluation 3
HD 488 Senior Seminar2
HD 495 Early Childhood Development Internship6
SPE 471 Developmental Perspectives of Young
    Children with Disabilities3
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