Early Childhood Education: Liberal Arts and Technology Program Requirements

The courses listed below are required for completion of the bachelor’s degree in early childhood education: liberal arts and technology. Candidates must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson core curriculum. Specific pre- and co-requisites for each course are listed in the course descriptions.

Some secondary requirements, which are noted by an asterisk (*) in the list below, can also be used to fulfill a core curriculum requirement.

Major Requirements:

ED 108

Learning Experiences for Young Children

ED 220

Language Development in Young Children

ED 230

Processes and Acquisition of Reading

ED 270

Curriculum Principles and Practices

ED 271

Principles of Assessment

ED 272

Principles of Special Education

ED 302

Year 3 Seminar

ED 318

Methods of Teaching Mathematics in Early Childhood Education

ED 319

Methods of Teaching Science in Early Childhood Education

ED 331

Instruction of Reading

ED 365

Materials for Teaching Reading

ED 410

Assessment for Reading Instruction

ED 435

Seminar: Issues in Education

ED 440

Internship I: Early Childhood Education

ED 441

Internship II: Early Childhood Education

Required Field Placement in Year One - ED 108F

Required Field Placements in Year Two - ED 202F and ED203F

Required Field Placements in Year Three - ED 305F and ED 306F

Secondary Requirements:

ANTH elective

BIO elective

BIO 104 The Human Body and Contemporary Health Issues (recommended)*

CM elective

CM 101 Public Speaking (recommended)*

ENG 282

Literary Genres: Youth Literature

(Children's Literature)*

Fine Arts elective

ART 241 Creative Development in Early Childhood Education (recommended)*

GEO elective*


2 HIST electives

HIST 109 The United States: Colonial America to 1865 (recommended)*


HIST 110 The United States: 1865 to Present (recommended)*

IS 134

MS Windows and Office Applications*

IS 214

Technology in Education

IS 300

Emerging Technologies for Schools

MATH elective (4 credit)


MATH 121 College Algebra (recommended)*

MATH 132

Mathematics for Teachers*

MATH 140

Basic Statistics*

PHIL 420

Philosophy of Education*

PHSCI elective

PHSCI 110 Foundations of Physics (recommended)*

Add'l PHSCI or BIO Lab elective

PHSCI 151 Principles of Earth and Field Science (recommended)*

PSY 206

Child Development*

PSY 330

Educational Psychology