Dec 05, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

Early Childhood Education (Non-Licensure) Major, B.A./B.S.

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Early Childhood Education (Non-Licensure) - Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements

The major is intended for non-traditional students who are currently employed as pre-school teachers or child care providers.  It is not an appropriate major for traditional students.  Prospective students must provide verification of employment to be admitted.

Non-Licensure Major Grade & GPA Requirement

Students completing a non-licensure major must earn at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA, a 2.75 major GPA, and a grade of C or better in all courses applied toward degree requirements.

Early Childhood (Non-Licensure) Core 39 Requirements - BS: 40 credit hours/BA: 43 credit hours

Within Core 39, early childhood education majors are required to complete specific courses as indicated in the chart below to meet content requirements for early childhood education (non-licensure).

Foundations (14 hours)

Composition I ENG 101 - Rhetoric and Composition I: Literacy and the Self   3 hrs
Composition II ENG 201 - Rhetoric and Composition II: Literacy and the World   3 hrs
Communication Choose one of: 3 hrs
  CMST 101 - Introduction to Public Speaking  or  
  CMST 107 - Introduction to Interpersonal Communication    
Mathematics Any Core 39 approved Foundations Mathematics course 3 hrs
Physical Activity and Wellness KIN 192 - Concepts in Wellness and Fitness   1 hr
First Year Experience UNIV 101 - First Year Experience   1 hr

Civic and Cultural Awareness (13 hours) - 4 Categories of Ways of Knowing

Creative and Aesthetic Expression Select one: 3 hrs
  ART 104 - Design in Materials    
  ART 201 - Introduction to Visual Arts    
  ENG 105 - Introduction to Literature    
  ENG 185 - Introduction to Film    
Historical Inquiry Choose one of: 3 hrs
  HIST 101 - The United States to 1877  or  
  HIST 102 - The United States since 1877    
Social Inquiry EDUC 221 - Diversity and Equity in Education   3 hrs
World Languages & Culture Choose one of: 3 hrs
  HUM 211 - World Humanities I  or  
  HUM 212 - World Humanities II  or  
  HUM 241 - The Humanistic Tradition in Literature I  or  
  HUM 242 - The Humanistic Tradition in Literature II    

Bachelor ‘s Degree (Bachelor of Science: 14 hours; Bachelor of Arts: 17 hours)

World Language & Culture GEOG 330 - World Geography   3 hrs
Natural Science with Lab BIOL 108 - Biology for Educators  AND 4 hrs
  GEOL 108 - Earth-Space Science for Educators    
Natural Science with Lab CHEM 108 - Chemistry for Educators  AND 4 hrs
  PHYS 108 - Physics for Educators    
Social Science Social Science Elective 3 hrs
Students may pursue a BA degree by completing modern language courses (ARAB/CHIN/FREN/GERM/JPN/LATN/SPAN) 101, 102, 203, and 204. For the BA degree GEOG 330 and the social science elective may be omitted. However, the 8 hours of science is still required.

Embedded Experiences (may be core, major and/or elective courses)

Diversity EDUC 221 - Diversity and Equity in Education    
Global GEOG 330 - World Geography    
Writing EDUC 221 - Diversity and Equity in Education   AND  
  Any Core 39 or Major course that meets the writing embedded criteria  

Other Content Requirements (3 credit hours)

In addition to Core 39, candidates are required to complete the following content courses:

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