Early Childhood B.A.

Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120

The Early Childhood program will allow Early Childhood educators the opportunity to further their professional growth through distance learning, including 2-way video and Internet. The philosophy of the Early Childhood program incorporates the Reflective Experiential Model of Mayville State University’s Teacher Education program. The program will prepare students to work in a variety of leadership positions, including Early Childhood Education teachers, Early Childhood administrators, supervisors, curriculum specialists, and education coordinators in preschool programs.

Students will complete the essential studies courses and core requirements for the Early Childhood major. 

Early Childhood majors must complete 36 hours of essential studies. The following Essential Studies courses are required: COMM 110, ENGL 110, ENGL 120 or ENGL 125, PSYC 111, and SOC 110.

Students are encouraged to take HPER 210 - First Aid and CPR or complete the training locally to be certified in First Aid/CPR.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • SLO 1: Learner & Learning: Students understand diversity in learning and developmental processes and create supportive and safe learning environments for students to thrive.
  • SLO 2: Content: Students understand subject matter deeply and flexibly so they can advance their students’ learning, address misconceptions and apply ideas to everyday life.
  • SLO 3: Instructional Practice: Students will plan instruction, utilize effective instructional strategies and technologies, and continuously assess students for mastery and decision-making purposes.
  • SLO 4: Professional Responsibility: Students will take responsibility for student learning, collaborative relationships, their own professional growth, and the advancement of the profession.

 

Requirements

Core Professional Courses

EC 210Introduction to ECE

3

EC 211Observations, Assessment, and Interpretation Techniques

3

EC 313Language & Literacy in ECE

3

EC 320Infants and Toddlers

3

EC 322Administration & Leadership in ECE

3

EC 333Pre-K Methods/Materials

3

EC 335Art, Music, and Play in ECE

3

EC 336/SPED 336Social & Emotional Development & Guidance in ECE

3

EC 338/SPED 338Home, School, Community Relations

3

EC 341Routines, Guidance & Learning Environments for Infants and Toddlers

3

EC 375Infant and Toddler Field Experience

3

EC 376Field Experience in ECE

1

EC 418Technology, Math, and Science in ECE

3

EDUC 381Human Relations and Cultural Diversity

3

HPER 315Movement Education in Early Childhood

2

PSYC 255Child and Adolescent Psychology

3

SPED 388Autism Spectrum Disorders

3

SPED 237Special Needs in ECE

3

SPED 389Foundations of Special Education

3

SPED 343Classroom Accommodations and Modifications

3

SPED 340Assessment & Documentation in Infant & Toddler Programs

3

SPED 344Augmented and Alternative Communication

3

SOC 355Drugs and Society

3

UNIV 345Grant Writing

3

ASL 101*American Sign Language I

4

EC 398Child Development Internship

6

Elective courses (minimum of 5 credits)

* American Sign Language is offered through Lake Region State College

*other languages of study may be used to substitute for the language credits requirement

*No minor required