Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education



Marketable Skills

Defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's 60x30 Strategic Plan as, "Those skills valued by employers that can be applied in a variety of work settings, including interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skills areas. These skills can be either primary or complementary to a major and are acquired by students through education, including curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities."



All applicants must meet the general undergraduate admission requirements.

Degree Requirements

Total Semester Credit Hours (SCH): 120   


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Texas Core Curriculum

ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Life & Physical Sciences6
Language, Philosophy, & Culture3
Creative Arts3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
POLS 2013U.S. National Government3
POLS 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total SCHs42

Courses Required for Major

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MATH 1303Elementary Analysis I3
BIOL 1113Principles of Biology I3
BIOL 1123Principles of Biology II3
EDUC 2303Diverse and Special Populations3
EDUC 2703Gender and Education3
Content Areas
HIST 2713History of Texas3
HS 3373Child and Adolescent Health3
MATH 1523Mathematics Concepts I3
MATH 1533Mathematics Concepts II3
SCI 2113Earth Science: Global Perspectives3
Early Literacy
READ 3223Early Literacy Foundations3
READ 4383Phonological and Orthographic Principles in Reading3
READ 4223Early Literacy Assessment and Instruction3
READ 4393Oral Language and Early Literacy Development3
Early Childhood Development and Learning
ECE 3203Developmentally Appropriate Practices and Strategies in the Early Childhood Classroom3
ECE 3213Social-Emotional Learning and Prosocial Skill Development in Early Childhood3
ECE 4203Observation, Assessment, and Developmental Learning Theory in the Early Childhood Classroom3
EDSP 3203Learners with Exceptionalities3
HDFS 2513Early Childhood Development3
Early Childhood Methods
ECE 2663Foundations of Early Childhood Education3
ECE 3223Methods of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education (STEM) in the Early Childhood Classroom3
ECE 3573Creative Arts for Elementary School Aged Children3
ECE 4213Methods for Interdisciplinary Language Arts and Social Studies Education in the Early Childhood Classroom3
Pedagogies and Professional Responsibilities
EDUC 2003Schools and Society3
EDUC 4113Design and Implementation of Instruction and Assessment3
EDUC 4243Classroom Environment and Management3
EDUC 4946Clinical Student Teaching6
Total SCHs84

Departmental Requirements

Select one of the following options9
Special Education
Assessment of Students with Learning and Behavioral Difficulties
Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities
Behavior Management Strategies for Student with Disabilities
English as a Second Language
Linguistics for ESL Educators
Theories of Second Language Acquisition for ESL and Bilingual Teachers
Teaching English As a Second Language
Total SCHs9

Recommended Plan of Study

First Year
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