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.
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
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.