Dec 08, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin

Early Childhood Education (BS)

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Federal CIP: 13.1210 Early Childhood Education and Teaching

The Early Childhood Education Major is intended for individuals with a deep passion for influencing young lives in grades pre-kindergarten through third grade by preparing students to be leaders, workers, and citizens in an ever-changing society. Faculty provides mentoring as candidates become highly qualified to teach in their area of interest and passion. This degree is recognized by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the South Carolina Department of Education.

Learning Outcomes

Standard 1. Child Development and Learning in Context
Standard 2. Family-Teacher Partnerships and Community Connections
Standard 3. Collaboration and Teaming
Standard 4. Child Observation, Documentation, and Assessment
Standard 5. Knowledge, Application, and Integration of Academic Content in the Early Childhood Curriculum
Standard 6. Professionalism as an Early Childhood Educator
Standard 7. Early Childhood Field Experiences

Early Childhood Education BS Requirements

Majors must maintain an overall GPA of 2.75 with no grade lower than B- in all EDUC, EDRS, and PHED courses in their program.

Specified Core Curriculum

Students earning a bachelor’s degree must complete all Core Curriculum  requirements. The following specific core curriculum course(s) is required.


Core Curriculum  Requirements  40-44 hrs.

Major Requirements 42 hrs.

Professional Education Courses 37 hrs.

Electives 1 hr.


Total: 120 hrs.

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