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Early Childhood Education (Minor)

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This minor satisfies the endorsement for early childhood education (ECE). Students are expected to seek program advisement in planning the minor. The ECE minor has a child studies emphasis and is an approved minor for elementary education majors.

Required Courses


  • EDEC 292 - Assisting in the Child-Centered Classrooms Credits: (5)
  • EDEC 448 - Parent Involvement Credits: (3)

Select Either: (3)


  • EDEC 232 - Child Development Credits: (3)
  • EDEC 332 - Theories in Child Development Credits: (3)

Select Either: (3)


  • EDEC 333 - ECE Curriculum: Pre- Kindergarten Credits: (3)
  • EDEC 334 - ECE Curriculum: Kindergarten- Primary Credits: (3)

Select six credits from the following: (6)


  • EDEC 310 - Infant Education Credits: (3)
  • EDEC 347 - History and Philosophies of Early Childhood Education Credits: (3)
  • EDEC 354 - Childhood Learning Credits: (3)
  • EDEC 396 - Individual Study Credits: (1-6)
  • EDEC 415 - Child Language Acquisition Credits: (3)
  • EDEC 421 - Play in Childhood Credits: (3)
  • EDEC 423 - Materials and Manipulatives in ECE Credits: (2)
  • EDEC 432 - Child Development Research Credits: (3)
  • EDEC 443 - Lab Experience/Teaching ECE Credits: (3)
  • EDEC 444 - Classroom Management in an ECE Classroom Credits: (3)
  • EDEC 447 - Curriculum Exploration Credits: (3)
  • SOC 343 - Child Abuse Credits: (5)

Department-approved electives - Credits: 4


Total Credits: 24


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