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Early Childhood Education - B.S.E. Program Requirements PDFDownload to print

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
Type Course Title Credits
  CULT 29535 Education in a Democratic Society 3
  ECED 10120 Introduction to Early Childhood Services 2
    20163 Understanding Young Children 3
    30123 Language and Literacy for the Preschool Child 3
    30134 Integrated Expressive Arts and Social Studies in Preschool 3
    30142 Partnerships and Guidance Preschool 3
    30144 Integrated Curriculum for Social Studies 3
    30147 Early Experiences in Mathematics and Science 3
    30164 Preschool Education  3
    40105 Appropriate Phonics for Kindergarten and Primary Children 3
    40107 Teaching Mathematics: Early Years I 3
    40114 Teaching Science in Early Years    3
    40123 Critical Inquiry into Integrated Curriculum in Primary Years 3
    40125 Inquiry into Professional Practice 3
WIC   40126 Developmental Reading and Writing: Early Years** 3
    40127 Developing a Balanced Literacy Program 3
    40128 Integrated Field Experience 3
ELR   40142 Home-School-Community Partnerships in Diverse Contexts 3
    40145 Music and Rhythms in Preprimary Education 3
    40147 Teaching Mathematics: Early Years II 3
    40165 Integrated Application of Preschool Curriculum 3
ELR   40192 Internship Preschool 6
ELR   40292 Internship in Kidergarten/Primary 12
  EPSY 29525 Educational Psychology 3
  ITEC 19525 Educational Technology 3
DD SPED 23000 Introduction to Exceptionalities 3
Type Course Title Credits
KBS BSCI 10001 Human Biology 3
KAD COMM 15000 Introduction to Human Communications 3
KMC MATH 14001 Basic Mathematics Concepts I *** 4
KAD   14002 Basic Mathematics Concepts II *** 4
  Choose from the following: 3
KSS GEOG 10160 Introduction to Geography (3)  
  17063 World Geography (3)  
  17064 Geography of the United States and Canada (3)  
  Kent Core Composition 6-8
  Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each) 9
  Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two curricular areas) 3
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include a laboratory) 3-4

* All courses within the Major Program Requirements must be earned with a minimum C (2.000) grade.
** A minimum C (2.000) grade must be earned to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement
*** A minimum C (2.000) grade must be earned.

Special Major Note:
Students who pass 15 credits of non-remedial academic coursework each fall and spring semester and the 1-credit First Year Experience course will accumulate 121 credits in four years. This major requires 128 credits for graduation. Students can stay on track for graduation by:

  • Declaring their major as freshmen and completing all courses in sequence (bear in mind that switching majors may cause a delay in graduation);
  • Prioritizing required courses above electives;
  • Meeting regularly with their academic advisors to stay on track;
  • Passing each required course the first time attempted and maintaining the minimal GPA for the major;
  • Successfully completing more than 15 credit hours of relevant coursework (field-based work, internship) during academic semesters; and/or
  • Completing relevant coursework (field-based work, internship) during summer sessions.

Licensure Requirement (not required for graduation):
Candidates seeking Ohio licensure are required to pass specific assessments in order to apply for licensure. See Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type. Taking and passing the licensure tests prior to graduation is encouraged but not required.