The Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Development and Education program offers two tracks: A teacher certification track and a non-teacher certification track. Both tracks include content on child development, social/emotional development, assessment and literacy.
Track 1: Education, Pre-Kindergarten – Primary (PK-3)
Students enrolled in the teacher certification track will take various courses related to young children and their learning, development and family environment. Track 1 majors are working toward teacher certification in Pre-Kindergarten-Primary (PK-3) with ESOL Endorsement and Reading Endorsement; they take a series of core and specialization courses to prepare them to teach in schools and to demonstrate mastery of the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices. Early and continuous field experiences are provided to enhance the students in this track by integrating theory and practice in school settings. This degree culminates in a semester-long internship.
This program has potential ties to professional licensure or certification in the field. For more information on how this program may prepare you in that regard, please view the licensure disclosure for this program.
Track 2: Early Childhood Development
Early Childhood Development track majors take various courses related to young children and their learning, development and family environment. Students take a series of core and specialization courses to prepare them to work with children, parents and families in a variety of settings. This degree culminates in a semester-long practicum.