Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education
B201: Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education
Students accepted for these programs must have completed either an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science or Associate in Applied Science degree in an appropriate field, a GPA of 2.5 or higher, a passing score in the General Knowledge exam, and show successful completion of the following courses: EDF 2005 Introduction to the Teaching Profession, EDF 2085 Introduction to Diversity for Educators, and EME 2040 Introduction to Technology for Educators. A minimum of 60 credits from the student's associate degree will count toward completion of the program. Additional General Education and/or Technical Specialization courses may be required.
A grade of C or better is required in all technical, program core and program specialization courses, and all courses used to satisfy the Gordon Rule requirement. Students transferring into baccalaureate programs with an A.A. degree or higher do not need to meet our general education requirements with the exception of college level English and Gordon rule math. These students must have successfully completed, with a grade of C or better, at least one college level English and one Gordon rule math course. General education courses must total 36 credits. The A.A. or higher degree must be from an accredited institution but can be public, private and/or out of state.
Successful completion of courses with assigned observation or field placement components includes, but is not necessarily limited to, completion of all paperwork, meeting timelines, and professional responsibilities associated with field/clinical experiences. Students may be required to obtain and pass an FDLE Level II background screening, and any other site-based requirements, prior to beginning field experience. Any student who does not pass required background screenings may choose to withdraw from the course and forfeit all fees.
*The ESOL endorsement is partially infused and requires two stand-alone courses: LIN 2740 and EDF 2085; which are program requirements. The reading and prekindergarten disabilities endorsements are infused into the 36 credits.
Graduation requirements for this program are a GPA of 2.5, passing of all professional courses with a grade of C or better and passing scores on the Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (General Knowledge, Professional Education, and Prek-Primary Education).
Questions should be directed to the advisor for teacher education or the dean of Teacher Education.
State Required Prerequisite Courses
Required Technical Courses
1Note: Total Program Hours also includes 60 credit hours of course work completed at the associate degree level.
2LIN 2740 Applied Linguistics is needed for ESOL endorsement. This course adds an additional three credits to the total program hours for a total of 123 credit hours.
General Education/Technical Specialization Courses