Early Childhood Education, B.S.

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The graduation requirements are listed below. In addition, students select free electives to reach 120 credits overall required for the degree, and this program requires a 2.7 cumulative GPA for graduation.  The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements for the major (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: https://www.southernct.edu/academics/curriculum-and-learning/programs.

This is an educator preparation program in the State of Connecticut with additional admission requirements (see Admissions>>Teacher/Educator Preparation Programs). Candidates recommended for certification must also meet any additional Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) requirements (see Degree Requirements>>Teacher/Educator Preparation Programs) in effect on the date CSDE receives the certification application.


All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements. To review more detailed information, please visit General Education (LEP) Degree Requirements.


Up to three courses in the major/cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements and will be indicated below; no more than two courses in the same subject may be used towards LEP Explorations.

Major GPA  2.7 required, ‘C’ or better required in all major courses. 

EDU 305 – Emerging Literacies
EDU 309 – Curriculum Design Methods for Pre-K/K
EDU 312 – Integrated Curriculum in the Primary Classroom
EDU 319 – Integrated Mathematics, Science, and Technology for Early Childhood Education
EDU 407 – Developing Literacies
EDU 472 – Nurturing Multilingual Students in Early Childhood
SED 225 – Introduction to Exceptionalities
SED 235 – Early Childhood Special Education for the Exceptional Individual
SED 365 – Basic Principles of Academic Assessment and Remediation for Exceptional Individuals
EDU 370 – Student Teaching I
EDU 470 – Student Teaching II
EDU 485 – Student Teaching Seminar


EDU 206 – Principles of Early Childhood Education (‘C’ or better) (T2CC)
EDU 308 – Children’s Literature and Literacy
EDU 322 – Family, School, and Community Partnerships
EDU 414 – Applications of Child Development
HIS 110 – United States History to 1877 OR 
   HIS 111 – United States History from 1877 to the present (T2AE)
MAT 105 – Mathematics for Elementary Education I
MAT 106 – Mathematics for Elementary Education II (T1QR)
PSY 210 – Infant and Child Development OR
   EDU 316 – Child Development and Psychology for Educators
SHE 203 – School Health (‘C’ or better) (T2MB)


Early Childhood Education majors must complete a second major in Liberal Studies. Students may discuss the option to complete an alternate second major with their advisor.