Early Childhood Human Development

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education – Human Development

Department of Teaching and Learning

School of Education


 

The Department of Teaching and is committed to preparing qualified Head Start, early learning centers, pre-school program teachers and director in our Early Childhood Education – Human Development Program. This program prepares early learning professionals with skills to manage day to day operations, plan lessons to develop foundational academic knowledge, collect and use data to support learners, and foster the broad range of learning needs for early learners.

The Early Childhood Education – Human Development Program is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE).

The primary objectives of the Early Childhood Program is to prepare teacher candidates who are equipped with knowledge and skills to effectively teach and meet the academic needs of all early learners; as well as to:

  1. Plan and engage children in activities through exploration, experimentation, and discovery;
  2. Foster the ability to identify his/her own feelings and how to manage them;
  3. Establish the awareness and the ability to adjust the changing world in a practical and real-world context;
  4. Develop an awareness of self and independence within the larger community;
  5. Develop and maintain positive relationships with peers, teachers, and within the community;
  6. Plan and implement learning activities to develop effective communication skills;
  7. Plan and implement culturally relevant lessons to develop
    1. Early literacy skills; including the alphabet, new words, and story composition,
    2. Early numeric skill; including numbers, shapes, and problem solving;
  8. Develop and/or enhance fine and gross motor skills.

Classroom experiences are gained from participation of practical experiences in the School of Education's Professional Development Schools (PDS).

 
General Education Requirements
45 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
ENGL 101
3
English Composition I
ENGL 102
3
English Composition II
WLIT 207
3
World Literature
HIST 205
3
African American History I
HIST 206
3
African American History II
BIOL 101
4
Biological Science
HEED 101
3
Personal Health
MATH 131
3
College Algebra
 
OR
 
MATH 203
3
Basic Statistics
PHSC 101
4
Physical Science
PSYC 201
3
Introduction to Psychology
IDIS 103
3
Visual Arts and Theatre
SOCI 201
3
Introduction to Sociology
PHIL 102
3
Introduction to Philosophy
MISY 150
3
Technology Fluency
ORIE 101
1
Freshmen Seminar
 
Program Requirements
30 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
MATH 103
3
Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I
MATH 207
3
Tech Based Math
PSYC 304
3
Child Psychology
PSYC 335
3
Developmental Psychology
ECED 336
3
Working with Parents
ENGL 321
3
Children's Literature
ENGL 305
3
Advanced Expository Writing
ECON 103
3
Intro to Business & Entrepreneurial Economics
MKTG 310
3
Principles for Marketing
MGMT 320
3
Principles of Management
 
Core Requirements
45 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
ECED 301
3
Child Growth & Physiological Development
ECED 329
3
Principles & Practicum in Early Childhood
ECED 334
3
Creative Expression
EDUC 202
3
Educational Psychology
EDUC 300
3
Foundations of Reading
SPED 201
3
Introduction to Needs of Exceptional Individuals
ECED 201
3
Learning Lab
EDUC 200
3
History of Education
EDUC 408
3
Measurement and Evaluation
REED 401
3
Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Disabilities
REED 405
3
Strategies and Materials for Teaching Reading
ECED 339
3
Social Emotional Development
ECED 340
3
Introduction to Childcare
ECED 344
3
Nutrition, Health, Safety, and Childhood
ECED 347
3
Before and After Care