Early Childhood Education (485)

Southern State Education

Nature of Profession

Early childhood professionals are responsible for planning daily programs, providing caring and nurturing environments and utilizing community resources to enrich programs and to support the needs of young children and their families.

Related Job Titles

Some job titles within the field include associate teacher, children’s activities coordinator for hospitals, group homes, resorts, etc., infant/toddler caregiver, nanny, pre-kindergarten teacher and preschool/child care teacher.

Courses

First Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
EDUC 1101 Introduction to Education 3
EDUC 1140 Introduction to Early Childhood Development & Education 3
EDUC 1145 Observation / Assessment of Children 2
EDUC 2234 Technology in Education 3
ENGL 1101 English Composition I 3
PSYC 1110 Principles of Psychology 3

Second Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
EDUC 2219 Infant / Toddler Development 3
EDUC 2230 Children’s Literature with Reading Approaches 3
EDUC 2243 Individuals With Exceptionalities 3
ENGL 1102 English Composition II 3
PSYC 2207 Human Growth & Development 3
PSYC 2241 Educational Psychology 3

Third Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
EDUC 1110 Art / Music for the Young Child 3
EDUC 1163 Social Studies of the Young Child 2
EDUC 2210 Administration of Early Childhood Education 2
EDUC 2215 Health / Physical Education for Children 2
EDUC 2217 Science & Math Experiences for the Young Child 2
HPER 1161 First Aid 2
– – – – – – Arts & Humanities Elective 3

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
COMM 1115 Fundamentals of Effective Speech 3
EDUC 2228 Families, Communities & Schools 3
EDUC 2240 Early Childhood Practicum 2
EDUC 2241 Early Childhood Seminar 2
MATH 1115 Math for the Business & Social Sciences 3
SOCI 1150 Marriage & Family 3
Program Total: 67

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