Early Childhood/Child Development

Program Description

The B.A.Ed. in Elementary Education or Special Education offers an optional 12-hour endorsement in Early Childhood/Child Development for students who wish to add an endorsement to a B.A.Ed. in Elementary Education. The coursework prepares educators to integrate research-based practices that provide a strong foundation in child development, emergent language literacy, and early childhood education.

Endorsement Coursework (12 hours)

  • EDEC 320 Early Childhood Methods (3 credits)
  • EDEC 321 Early Childhood Development I (3 Credits)
  • EDEC 323 Special Education for Early Childhood (3 Credits)
  • EDEC 324 Early Language and Literacy (3 Credits)

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