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2022-2023 Updated Catalog 
  
2022-2023 Updated Catalog

Early Childhood Education, Birth through Four (BS)


State CIP Code 1101312102

*This program is available fully online

The Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, Birth through Four is designed to prepare students to work in programs serving children ages 0-4 years. Graduates will be prepared for advancement in the Early Childhood career field. The degree offers a career ladder for students earning the Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education at NWF State College, which includes one state-mandated prerequisite courses. AS students will complete an additional 18 hours of General Education classes during their upper division coursework, after admission to the Early Childhood Education program. Students earning an AA may also enter this program after completing the state-mandated prerequisite courses. These students will complete technical classes during their upper division coursework after admission to the Early Childhood Education program. For a detailed summary of graduation requirements for this degree program, see the Bachelor of Science graduation requirement  section.

Substitutions for any coursework in this program of study must be approved by the Teacher Education Program Director. Please note that some courses below may require lower division prerequisites not specified as program requirements.

Lower Division Requirements


Unless otherwise specified, select courses from each category, see the AA Degree General Education Requirements  section of catalog for course listings:

General Education Course Requirements


 

NWFSC General Education Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of general education coursework, the student will:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing and speaking;
  2. Apply reflection, analysis, synthesis, logical reasoning and evaluation to formulate judgments, reach decisions and solve problems.
  3. Understand and apply mathematical and scientific principles and methods;
  4. Find, evaluate, organize and use information accurately and effectively;
  5. Participate actively as informed and responsible citizens in social, cultural, global and environmental matters.

 

Students entering with an A.S. or A.A.S. degree will have 18 General Education hours and will complete the remaining 18 within the B.S. in Early Childhood coursework.

​Take one of the two following Social Sciences courses required to meet the Civic
Literacy Competency requirement:

NOTE: If you have not already done so, you must pass the Florida Civic Literacy Examination in
addition to completing one of the above courses to meet the Civic Literacy Competency requirement for
graduation.

One or both of the Biological or Physical Sciences must come from a core group.  See AA Degree General Education Requirements  for details.

Total General Education Credits Required: 36


State-Mandated Prerequisites


Total State-Mandated Prerequisite Credits Required: 3


Other Lower Division Courses


 For students entering the B.S. program with an A.A. degree, 21 credits of electives will be applied here.  

For students entering the B.S. program with an A.S./A.A.S. degree in ECE, 21 credits of A.S. core courses will be applied here.

Total Other Lower Division Credits Required: 21


Total Lower Division (Non-Core) Credits Required: 60


Diversity Requirement


Within the AA or AS coursework, students must meet the state-mandated diversity requirement of 6 credit hours with an international or diversity focus.

Diversity courses:  

                   ,    ,   , ,       ,SYG 2010 , WOH 1012 , WOH 1022  

Foreign Language


A minimum of 6 credit hours must be earned in one foreign language at the college level, or successful completion of two sequential credits in high school foreign language, or an appropriate score on an approved CLEP examination.

  • ___-____ - Foreign Language
  • ___-____ - Foreign Language

Program Core Courses


Students entering with an AS or A.A.S. degree will complete 18 General Education hours within the B.S. in Early Childhood coursework.

Students entering with an AA degree will complete 18 hours of Early Childhood core coursework within the B.S. in Early Childhood, in accordance with a signed program of study designed by a program advisor.

Total Program Credits Required: 120


Suggested Two Year Academic Plan


This program admits students in the fall/spring/summer semester(s). Below is a sample academic plan for these students admitted in the identified semester.

Early Childhood Education, Birth through Four (BS) (BSEB) - For students admitted with an A.S. degree
First Year 
Fall Semester
EEC 3227 - Art, Music, and Movement 3 Credit Hours  
EEC 3320 - Principles and Methods for Teaching Early Childhood Social Studies 3 Credit Hours  
General Education Course 3 Credit Hours
General Education Course 3 Credit Hours
Total Semester Hours:  12
Spring Semester
EEC 4404 - Families and Diversity 3 Credit Hours  
EEC 3511 - Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers 3 Credit Hours  
EEC 3524 - Professionalism/Program Development 4 Credit Hours  
EEC 3213 - Teaching the Language Arts In Early Childhood Education 4 Credit Hours  
Total Semester Hours:  14
Summer Semester
EEX 4201 - Young Children with Special Needs 3 Credit Hours  
EEC 4421 - Teaching Math and Science in Early Childhood Education 4 Credit Hours  
General Education Course 3 Credit Hours
Total Semester Hours:  10
Second Year
Fall Semester
EEC 4613 - Systematic Observation and Assessment 3 Credit Hours  
EEC 4714 - Facilitating Social Development In The Classroom 3 Credit Hours  
General Education Course 2 Credit Hours
General Education Course 4 Credit Hours
Total Semester Hours:  12
Spring Semester
EEC 4940 - Internship 9 Credit Hours  
General Education Course 3 Credit Hours
Total Semester Hours:  12
Total Post-A.S. Degree Program Credit Hours:  60

 

Early Childhood Education, Birth through Four (BSEB) - For students admitted with an AA degree
First Year 
Fall Semester
EEC 3227 - Art, Music, and Movement 3 Credit Hours  
EEC 3320 - Principles and Methods for Teaching Early Childhood Social Studies 3 Credit Hours  
EEC 2732 - Child Nutrition, Health and Safety 3 Credit Hours  
EEC 1001 - Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3 Credit Hours  
EEX 2010 - Introduction to Exceptional Children 3 Credit Hours ❖  
Total Semester Hours:  15
Spring Semester
EEC 4404 - Families and Diversity 3 Credit Hours  
EEC 3511 - Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers 3 Credit Hours  
EEC 3524 - Professionalism/Program Development 4 Credit Hours  
EEC 3213 - Teaching the Language Arts In Early Childhood Education 4 Credit Hours  
Total Semester Hours:  14
Summer Semester
EEX 4201 - Young Children with Special Needs 3 Credit Hours  
EEC 4421 - Teaching Math and Science in Early Childhood Education 4 Credit Hours  
DEP 2100 - Child Growth and Development 3 Credit Hours  
Total Semester Hours:  10
Second Year
Fall Semester
EEC 4613 - Systematic Observation and Assessment 3 Credit Hours  
EEC 1002 - Early Childhood Program Administration 3 Credit Hours  
EEC 1750 - Guidance for Young Children 3 Credit Hours  
EEC 4714 - Facilitating Social Development In The Classroom 3 Credit Hours  
Total Semester Hours:  12
Spring Semester
EEC 4940 - Internship 9 Credit Hours  
Total Semester Hours:  9
Total Post-A.A. Degree Program Credit Hours:  60