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

All early childhood human development majors must complete MATH 103.

Course
Crs.
Title
ENGL 101
3
English Composition I
ENGL 102
3
English Composition II
WLIT 207
3
World Literature
HIST 201
3
History I
HIST 202
3
History II
BIOL 101
4
Biological Science
HEED 101
3
Personal Health
MATH 103
3
Math for Elementary Teachers I
PHSC 102
4
Earth & Space Science
PSYC 201
3
Introduction to Psychology
XXXX xxx
3
Music/Arts/Foreign Language GER
SOCI 201
3
Introduction to Sociology
PHIL 102
3
Introduction to Philosophy
MISY 150
3
Technology Fluency
ORIE 101
1
Freshmen Seminar
Program Requirements
27 Credits

Course
Crs.
Title
MATH 104
3
Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II
MATH 125
3
Math for Liberal Arts
PSYC 304
3
Child Psychology
PSYC 355
3
Developmental Psychology
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
 
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 336
3
Working with Parents
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
 
Plan of Study
(see your advisor)

The following is a sample plan of study. This is not intended as a self-advising guide or as a substitute for seeing your academic advisor about your specific plan of study. Please speak to an advisor before choosing your course load each semester.

Year 1 (Freshman)
Fall Semester
15 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
ENGL 101
3
English Composition I
MATH 103
3
Math for Elem Teachers I
IDIS 103
3
Visual Arts & Theatre
MISY 150
3
Technology Fluency
PSYC 201
3
General Psychology
Spring Semester
16 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
ENGL 102
3
English Composition II
BIOL 101
4
Biological Science
HIST 205
3
Afr. American History I
HEED 101
3
Personal Health
SOCI 201
3
Intro to Sociology
Year 2 (Sophomore)
Fall Semester
16 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
WLIT 207
3
World Literature
 
OR
 
ENGL 2XX
3
 
PHSC 101
4
Physical Science
PHIL 102
3
Intro to Philosophy
HIST 206
3
Afr. American History II
MATH 104
3
Math Elem Teachers II
Spring Semester
15 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
MATH 207
3
Tech. Based Math
EDUC 202
3
Educational Psychology
SPED 201
3
Intro to Except. Indiv.
EDUC 300
3
Foundations of Reading
ECON 103
3
Intro to Bus. Enterp.
Year 3 (Junior)
Fall Semester
15 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
EDUC 200
3
History of Education
ECED 301
3
Chld. Grwth. Phys. Dev
ECED 329
3
Prin. & Pract. In ECED
ENGL 321
3
Childrens' Literature
REED 401
3
Diag. & Remediation
Spring Semester
15 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
ECED 334
3
Creative Expression
ECED 201
3
Learning Lab
PSYC 304
3
Child Psychology
ECED 336
3
Working with Parents
REED 405
3
Rdg. Mat. & Strat.
Year 4 (Senior)
Fall Semester
15 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
PSYC 335
3
Developmental Psychology
ECED 339
3
Soc. Emot. Development
ECED 340
3
Intro to Childcare
ENGL 305
3
Adv. Exposit. Writing
MGMT 320
3
Prin. Of Management
Spring Semester
12 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
MGMT 420
3
Sm. Bus. Mgmt
OR
 
 
MKTG 310
3
Marketing for Mgrs.
EDUC 408
3
Measur. & Evaluation
ECED 344
3
Nutr., Hlth., Safety
ECED 347
3
Before & After Care