Early Childhood Education A.B.

A Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Early Childhood Education meets the coursework requirements for early childhood (B-K) licensure in North Carolina. Other licensure components are required for licensure referral.

A Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Early Childhood Education requires the completion of the Elon Core Curriculum as well as the Major Requirements listed below.

Major Requirements

Courses prior to professional sequence: 20 sh

PSY 245EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT

4 sh

EDU 211EDUCATION AND SOCIETY

4 sh

EDU 246SUPPORTING MATH AND SCIENCE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD

4 sh

EDU 295RESEARCH METHODS IN EDUCATION

4 sh

Choose one of the following HSS courses:

HSS 212COUNSELING INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES

4 sh

HSS 367PLAY THERAPY: THE POWER OF PLAY WITH CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

4 sh

Courses in professional sequence: 50 sh

EDU 310ASSESSMENT AND EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICES FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS

8 sh

EDU 332EARLY CHILDHOOD FAMILY-TEAM PARTNERSHIPS

4 sh

EDU 333SUPPORTING EMOTIONAL AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD

4 sh

EDU 401EXPLORATIONS CAPSTONE SEMINAR I FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD, ELEMENTARY AND SPECIAL/ELEMENTARY MAJORS

2 sh

EDU 403EXPLORATIONS CAPSTONE SEMINAR II

2 sh

EDU 410ASSESSMENT AND EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICES FOR PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS

8 sh

EDU 454EARLY CHILDHOOD LANGUAGE AND LITERACY

4 sh

EDU 455EARLY CHILDHOOD EXCEPTIONALITY

4 sh

EDU 467EARLY CHILDHOOD POLICY AND ADVOCACY

4 sh

EDU 481STUDENT TEACHING

10 sh

Admission to teacher education is a prerequisite to enrollment in practicum courses (EDU 310 and EDU 410). 

Total Credit Hours: 70

Course Outcomes

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