May 18, 2024  
2017-18 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2017-18 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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. Promoting child development and learning
Standard 2. Building family and community relationships
Standard 3. Observing, documenting, and assessing to support young children and families
Standard 4. Using developmentally effective approaches
Standard 5. Using content knowledge to build meaningful curriculum
Standard 6. Becoming a professional

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 41 hrs.

Professional Education Courses 40 hrs.


Total: 121 hrs.

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