Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education

B201: Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education

CIP: 13.1210
FL CIP: 1101312101

The Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education program offered through the Teacher Education department focuses on the development of children from age 3 through third grade, with emphasis on social, emotional, cognitive and linguistic components of child development. It is designed for associate degree graduates to build on skills for early childhood education positions requiring a bachelor's degree. CF B.S. graduates will earn teacher certification in pre-primary education and endorsements in reading (K-12), English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL, K-12) and Prekindergarten Disabilities.

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. Questions should be directed to the advisor for teacher education or the dean of Teacher Education.


Program Core Courses

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

LAE 4416

Children's Literature for Educators

3

EEC 4301

Cognitive Experiences for Young Children

3

EEX 4201

Young Children with Special Needs

3

EEC 4219

Integrated Math and Science for Young Children

3

EEC 3400

Family Literacy and Young Children

3

EEC 4624

Creative and Effective Experiences for Young Children

3

EEX 4231

Assessing Progress of Young Children with Special Needs

3

EDP 4503

Assessment, Evaluation and Diagnosis of the Young Child

3

EEC 4404

Relations Across Family, School and Community

3

EDG 4410

Classroom Management and Child Guidance

3

EEC 4940

Internship in Early Childhood

6

 

Total Hours

36

State Required Prerequisite Courses

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

EDF 2005

Introduction to the Teaching Profession

3

EDF 2085

Introduction to Diversity for Educators

3

EME 2040

Introduction to Technology for Educators

3

Required Technical Courses

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

EEC 1000

Introduction to Child Development and Education

3

CHD 1440C

Child Care Practicum I

3

EEC 1907

Observing and Recording Behavior

3

EEC 2001

Introduction to Administration in Early Childhood Education

3

EEC 2200

Curriculum in Early Childhood

3

CHD 1441C

Child Care Practicum II

3

EEC 2930

Seminar in Childhood Education

3

 

Additional EEC, EEX or EDG course

3

LIN 2740

Applied Linguistics

3

 

Prerequisite and Technical Course Hours:

36

 

Total Program Hours1,2

123

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
Courses in this section will be comprised of those General Education or area-related Technical Specialization courses needed to fulfill the requirements of the program. These courses will vary based on the student's associate-level coursework. Students will work with their advisor to choose the necessary coursework for their program.