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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
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Colorado Christian University: A Place to Give Rise to Your Dreams According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for public and private educational services is expected to
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IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING ECE LICENSURE SAMPLE DEGREE PROGRAM
The Federal Head Start for School Readiness Act (PL 110-134), signed into law on December 12, 2007, requires that half of bachelor OF ARTS in
all teachers in the program nationwide have a bachelor’s degree by 2013. Early Childhood Education with licensure
Major Courses for a B.A. Degree in Early Childhood Education with Licensure 120 Credit Hours Required for Graduation

Please visit www.ccu.edu/catalog for additional general education or elective course requirements
for this degree. DEGREE GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS MAJOR
QUICK FACTS: 51 Hours 56 Hours
ECE 100 / 200 Field Experience I and II (4)
Students observe and participate in a 60-hour field experience and 70 classroom hours in an early • ENG 102 English Composition (3) Semester 1:
childhood setting. • 120 Credit Hours • ENG 104 Research Writing (3) • ECE 101 Introduction to Early Childhood Education (3)
- 51 General Education
ECE 101 Introduction to ECE (3) • COM 110 Oral Communication (3) • ECE 148 Child Guidance and Classroom Management (3)
- 13 Electives
The profession, current theories in early childhood education, and historical approaches. - 56 Major • Science w/ a Lab (6) • ECE 216 Human Resources for ECE (3)
ECE 148 Child Guidance and Classroom Management (3) • Program can be • MAT 110 Math Concepts (3) • ECE 314 Developmentally Appropriate Mathematics and Science for ECE (3)
Appropriate and developmentally sensitive strategies for managing behavior in developing children completed in 16 • HUM 429 C.S. Lewis in Film & Literature (3) or
ages three through eight years, including the importance of consistency and proactive strategies. months, including • RDG 447 Diverse Reader (3)
16 weeks of student - HUM 216 Classic Christmas Films & Literature (3)
ECE 205 Health, Safety, and Nutrition for ECE (3) teaching. • INT 200 Adult Studies Seminar (3)
Appropriate school health programs, and the role of the early childhood educator in integrating school, Semester 2:
family, and community resources to ensure sound health promotion for early childhood education. • Students may enroll in • ART 112 Art Appreciation (3) or • ECE 100 Field Experience I (2)
professional core classes - HUM 101 Creative Arts (3)
ECE 216 Human Resources for ECE (3) with no more than nine • ECE 205 Health, Safety, and Nutrition for ECE (3)
Human-relations component of an ECE administrator’s responsibilities, including communication, semester hours of • PSY 101 General Psychology (3)
• ECE 324 Reading, Language, and Literacy Methods for ECE (3)
director-staff relationships, parent involvement, staff development, and leadership. general education, • SOC 202 Marriage & Family (3)
liberal arts, and elective • ECE 334 Developmentally Appropriate Social Studies for ECE (2)
ECE 226 Administration of ECE Programs (3) requirements to • HIS 201 World Civilization I (3)
• ECE 335 Creative Arts for ECE (1)
Colorado’s minimal licensing requirements, optimal standards pertaining to the operation of complete • HIS 204 America since 1877 (3)
• ECE 340 Diagnosis, Assessment, and Evaluation for Young Children (3)
programs for young children, and the early childhood professional’s responsibilities. • HIS 111 History & Literature of Ancient Israel (3) or
• Transfer credits from
ECE 227 Methods for Teaching ECE (3) other accredited - HUM 114 Early Christian Literature (3)
programs liberally Semester 3:
Students will select, create, organize, and use materials, activities, and environments that support • HUM 425 Personal & Social Ethics (3)
developmentally appropriate practices. accepted • ECE 200 Field Experience II (2)
• Three graduate hours • CIS 201 Introduction to Computer Applications (3)
ECE 314 / 324 / 334 / 335 Developmentally Appropriate Methods for ECE (9) • ECE 226 Administration of ECE Programs (3)
included in this program • PHL 205 Worldviews (3)
Students will plan, implement, and evaluate developmentally appropriate content and methodology in the may be applied toward a
• ECE 227 Methods for Teaching ECE (3)
areas of mathematics and science, reading, language and literacy, social studies, and creative arts. master’s degree in • ECE 404 Early Childhood Special Education (2)
curriculum and instruction ELECTIVES
ECE 340 Diagnosis, Assessment, and Evaluation of Young Children (3) • EDU 505 Psychological Foundations of Education (3)
13 Hours (Transferable)
Overview of the assessment process, including trans-disciplinary assessment teams, technology, • With the addition of
and provisions for appropriate information-gathering techniques. several more classes, this
program will also meet Semester 4:
ECE 404 Early Childhood Special Education (2) the requirements to teach •EDU 451 ECE Student Teaching (12)
Exceptionalities and educational and behavioral adaptations for exceptional children in the general in Association of Christian
education classroom, and delivery strategies of appropriate education for children with special needs. Schools International
•EDU 497 Seminar in ECE (2)
(A.C.S.I.) schools
ECE 451 ECE Student Teaching (12)
Students share classroom experiences, learn approaches to various situations that may occur in the
classroom, and begin process of applying for licensure with the Colorado Department of Education.
ECE 497 Seminar in ECE (2)
Students meet and discuss their student-teaching experience, answer questions, and discuss
notes: _______________________________________________
methods of improving as a teacher. _____________________________________________________
EDU 505 Psychological Foundations of Education (3) _____________________________________________________
Relationship between psychological theory and practice in education, including the learner’s development
from birth through adulthood, and its application to curriculum development and instruction. _____________________________________________________
RDG 447 Diverse Reader (3) _____________________________________________________
Scientifically-based methods of teaching reading as they apply to elementary at-risk/remedial
students.
_____________________________________________________
Courses numbered 500 and above can be used toward the master’s degree in curriculum and instruction.
_____________________________________________________
Contact an enrollment counselor at 800.44.FAITH or visit our Web site at www.ccu.edu/ags Rev.11.25.08
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