Undergraduate 2017-2018

Early Childhood B.A. — Liberal Arts Emphasis

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

Contact: Vicky Stromberger, Program Advisor

Location: McKee 216

Telephone: 970.351.1624

Fax: 970.351.1877

Advising Information:

Contact School of Teacher Education before declaring this emphasis.

The program consists of three parts:

  1. Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Credits
  2. Required Major Credits
  3. University-Wide Credits

Program Description:

The Early Childhood Liberal Arts program provides the broad liberal arts academic background and knowledge of education, but does not lead to teaching licensure.

Program Admission Requirements:

Academic Good Standing

Degree Requirements — 120 credits

Degree Requirements

1. Required LAC — 40 credits

2. Required Major — 62-63 credits

Take all of the following courses: Courses listed are offered at Community Colleges, at UNC, or both.

ECE 101Intro to Early Childhood Education

3

ECE 102Intro to EC Lab Techniques

3

ECE 103Guidance Strategies for Children

3

ECE 111Infant and Toddler Theory and Practice

3

ECE 205Nutrition, Health and Safety

3

ECE 220Curriculum Development: Methods and Techniques

3

ECE 240Administration of Early Childhood Care and Education Programs

3

ECE 241Administration: Human Relations

3

EDEC 360School Programs for Young Children

3

EDEC 450Family Diversity and Involvement Early Childhood Education

3

ECLD 350Teaching Young Bilingual Children

3

EDRD 410Achieving Effective Instruction in Developmental Reading

3

EDSE 431Introduction to Early Childhood Special Education

3

MATH 283Fundamental Mathematics III: Geometry and Measurement

3

ECE 101, ECE 102, ECE 103, ECE 111, ECE 205, ECE 220, ECE 240 and ECE 241 are community college courses.

Choose one of the following courses:

EDRD 319Language and Literacy Development of Preschool and Elementary School Children

3

ECE 228Language and Literacy

3

ECE 228 is a community college course.

Choose one of the following courses:

EDEC 400Child Development in Context (0-8 years)

3

ECE 238Child Growth and Development

3

ECE 238 is a community college course.

Choose one of the following courses:

ET 247Technology in Education for Elementary Teaching

1

and

ET 347Educational Technology Applications for Elementary Teaching

1

or

EDU 261Teaching, Learning and Technology

3

EDU 261 is a community college course.

Choose one of the following courses:

EDRD 314Literature for Children, Adolescents and Young Adults

3

LIT 255Children's Literature

3

LIT 225 is a community college course.

Choose one of the following courses:

SPAN 103Spanish for Professionals

3

SPA 115Spanish for the Professional I

3

One college level course in Spanish beyond SPAN 103

SPA 115 is a community college course.

Choose any 3 credit course with a HIST prefix in addition to LAC area 4.

Choose one of the following courses:

 

EDEC 455Creative Expression and Play in Early Childhood

3

ECE 226Creativity and the Young Child

3

ECE 226 is a community college course.

3. University-Wide Credits — 17-18 credits

Complete additional credits to achieve the minimum credits needed for this degree at UNC; for this degree, that will typically be 17-18 credits.

Teacher education and educator preparation licensure programs do not accept Professional Teacher Education Program (PTEP) or field based courses that are more than ten years old. PLEASE NOTE: Teacher Candidates have the right to petition this policy at the discretion of the program coordinator.