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    North Carolina Central University
   
 
  Oct 16, 2017
 
 
    
University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

Early Childhood Education, B.S.


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Curriculum Requirements


The degree in Early Childhood Education (Birth Through Kindergarten Licensure) prepares students for teacher licensure and a teaching career with children from birth through five years in inclusive settings serving both typically and atypically developing young children and their families. In addition to the areas identified for Child Development and Family Relations, students successfully completing the program may seek employment in public school classrooms, private preschools and kindergartens, home-based early intervention programs, Head Start, developmental day programs, and a variety of child care centers and programs.

1. 120 Credit Hours:


Complete a minimum of 120 semester hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better.  Students must repeat “D” and “F” grades in General Education and Major Courses requirement.  Students must pass The Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Tests before being admitted to Educator Preparation Program, and enrolling in upper division courses.  Students must have an updated CPR/First Aid Certification for infants and children, current TP test, and Criminal record Check issued by the Department of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE).  These are required for any practicum and field experience.

2. General Education Requirement:


Freshman and sophomore years: Complete General Education Curriculum  required by the university as detailed on the four-year course of study.  Students must have a “C” or better in all General Education Curriculum courses.

3. Program Requirements:


Non-departmental requirements (must have a grade of 'C' or better):


4. Concentration Requirements


5. Additional Requirements


Program Notes:


Four-Year Curriculum Plan in Early Childhood Education


Requirements for this major may change to satisfy certifying agencies

For key to symbols used, please see ‘key’ below.

Freshman Year


Fall Semester


Semester Hours: 16-18

Semester Hours: 15-16

Sophomore Year


Junior Year


Senior Year


Total Minimum Credit Hours: 124


**Requirements for this major may change to satisfy certifying agencies.

The degree is offered face to face and online.  There are select courses offered ONLY online.

(FCSC 3621 , FCSC 3631 , FCSC 3640 , FCSC 3650 , FCSC 4930 , FCSC 4940 , FCSC 4941 , FCSC 4990 )

Key to symbols used:

Distribution of Hours
* General Education Curriculum (GEC) - 39
+ Family & Consumer Sciences Required Courses - 12
= Early Childhood Education Required Courses - 46
% Non-departmental Required Courses - 12
& Electives - 15
U Upper division courses/Required Courses

< All students who are majoring in Early Childhood Education must have an updated CPR/First Aid Certification for infants and children, current TB test, and Criminal record Check issued by the Department of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE).  These are required for any practicum and field experience.

< Students must pass The Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Tests before being admitted to TEP, and enrolling in upper division courses.

 

(SI) = Speaking Intensive;

(WI) = Writing Intensive

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