Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education

A BS in Early Childhood Education leads to a kindergarten through grade three (K-3) teaching license - Early Childhood Education majors are also qualified to teach preschool, although licensure is not required in all states

Freshman

Fall (14.0 credits)

Winter (14.0 credits)

Sophomore

Fall (15.0 credits)

Junior

Spring/Summer
(8.0 credits)

Fall (16.0 credits)

Senior

Winter (12.0 credits)

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Overview

The Early Childhood Education program prepares teachers who, having gained their own liberal education, help preschool, kindergarten, and primary grade school age children learn by improving the teaching children receive in the home, school, church, and community.

The program provides the opportunity for prospective teachers to learn about the culture of young children, develop a solid foundation in basic principles of teaching and learning that originate in developmental theory and research, and become proficient in appropriate practices to implement those basic principles in practical settings.

Prerequisites

  1. Declare the Early Childhood Education Pre-Major. See a program advisor in the Education Advisement Center (EAC)
  2. Attend a program orientation meeting - pick up a flyer in 350 MCKB, or check the student calendar
  3. Complete 2 courses:
    • SFL 210 - Human Development
    • ECE 202 - Foundations of Child Development
  4. Review GPA and ACT/SAT scores with a program advisor

Graduation Requirements

  • 79 credits
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • No grade lower than a C in any program course
  • 12-week student teaching OR full year paid internship
  • Praxis II exam
  • Application for licensure with the Utah State Board of Education

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