Major in Early Childhood Education (B.S.)

Our early childhood education curriculum readies students to apply for Rhode Island teacher certification in grades pre-kindergarten through 2. Students majoring in early childhood education may also minor in special education. To earn the bachelor’s degree, students take a minimum of 24 courses (71 credits).

Required courses:

  • Introduction to Early Childhood Education
  • Math for Young Children
  • Child Growth and Development
  • Principles of Learning/Teaching
  • Tutoring and Mentoring in a Multicultural Society I and II
  • Methods Portfolio
  • Nutrition/Health
  • Language and Literacy
  • Early Childhood Methods and Curriculum
  • Authentic Assessment
  • Practicum in Early Childhood
  • Parents/Teachers/Community
  • Student Teaching at the Early Childhood Level
  • Student Teaching Seminar
  • Senior Seminar

Students also complete the following courses in other disciplines:

  • Orientation to Teaching
  • Children's Literature
  • Introduction to the Characteristics of Students With Exceptionalities
  • Principles and Procedures for Behavior and Classroom Management
  • Working With Young Children With Language and Literacy Challenges
  • Strategies for Young Children With Diverse Learning Needs
  • Sign Language I and II