The B.A. in Early Childhood Education is designed to prepare students for certification from the Florida Department of Education for Prekindergarten/Primary (age 3 to grade 3), as well as Prekindergarten/Disability endorsement. Coursework and extensive field experiences enable students to dynamically integrate theory and teaching practices. Competencies include content-specific knowledge applicable to the unique developmental needs of this age population including a thorough understanding of cultural diversity, individual differences, and skills to work with children in individual ways, particularly English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students; and an emphasis on capabilities of teachers to work with children with atypical abilities and special needs.
- EDF 3201 Diversity of Human Experience (6)
- EDG 3201 Professional Studies (6)
- IDS 3920 University Colloquium (see below)
- EDG 4371 Creative & Affective Development (3)
- MAE 4310 Math Content & Process (3)
- EEX 4201 Young Children with Special Needs (3)
(offered only in the spring)
- RED 4310 Early Learning Literacy (3)
- TSL 4520 Second Language Acquisition, Communication & Culture (3)
- EEC 3268 Play, Development & Assessment (3) (offered only in the spring and summer)
- EEC 4307 Cognitive Experiences for Young Children (3) (offered only in the fall and summer)
- SSE 4343 Social Sciences and Humanities (3)
- RED 4350 Literacy Content and Processes (3)
- EDE 4304 Integrated Mathematics & Science (3)
- EEC 4942 Integrated Field Experience-Early Childhood (3)
- EEX 4231 Assessing Progress of Young Children with Disabilities (3)
- TSL 4340 Methods, Curriculum & Instructional Effectiveness (3)
- LAE 4416 Children's Literature (3)
- EEC 4936 Senior Seminar: Early Childhood (3)
- EEC 4940 Internship: Early Childhood (9)
The COE limits the transfer of coursework into its upper-division, undergraduate programs. To be considered, courses must have been completed with a minimum grade of C and no more than five years prior to the date of entry into the College of Education undergraduate program.
For All Majors: Students are strongly encouraged to select required lower division electives that will enhance their general education coursework and that will support their intended baccalaureate degree program. Students should consult with an academic advisor in their major degree area.