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Early Childhood Education, Birth through Four (BSE)


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Admission Program Objective Code S300
State CIP Code 1101312102

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 NWFSC, which includes the seven state-mandated prerequisite courses. A.S. 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 A.A. 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


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.

  • 3 Credit Hours
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • 3 Credit Hours or other General Education Math
  • ____ ____ - General Education Math 3 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ - General Education Humanities (SATC) 3 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ - General Education Humanities 3 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ - General Education Biological Science 4 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ - General Education Physical Science 4 Credit Hours
  •  

  • ____ ____ - General Education Physical or Biological Science 3-4 Credit Hours
  • or

  • 3 Credit Hours
  •  

  • ____ ____ - General Education Gordon Rule Social Science 3 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ - General Education General Social Science 3 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ - General Education Elective 1 Credit Hour

Total General Education Credits Required: 36


Total State-Mandated Prerequisite Credits Required: 21


Lower Division Electives


  • EEC XXXX - Early Childhood Technical Elective 3 Credit Hours

Total Lower Division Elective Credits Required: 3


Total Lower Division (Associate Degree) Credits Required: 60


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

Upper Division Requirements


Program Content Courses


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

Total Upper Division Credits Required: 60


Total Program Credits Required: 120


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