Early Childhood Education (B.S.)
This program is designed for individuals seeking career options in early childhood care settings. Courses in this program prepare individuals to be qualified early childhood education and child care providers. This major offers a model curriculum which addresses standards set by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The completion of this degree qualifies individuals for the Early Childhood credential through the New Hampshire Child Development Bureau, Department of Health and Human Services. This degree does not lead to public school teacher certification through the Department of Education.
Students will have the opportunity to:
1. Develop knowledge and skills in promoting child development with an understanding and application of developmentally appropriate practice.
2. Develop knowledge and skills to develop, implement, and evaluate meaningful curriculum for all children.
3. Develop knowledge and skills to communicate and collaborate with children, families, and professionals.
Minimum Credit Requirement: 120 credits
Minimum Residency Requirement: 30 credits must be taken at Granite State College
A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for conferral
|Requirements General Education Requirements||Credit Hours 40|
|Requirements Major Requirements||Credit Hours 60|
|Requirements Open Electives||Credit Hours 28|
|Requirements Total||Credit Hours 128|
General Education Requirements
A minimum grade of C is required in all General Education coursework. Students are allowed a maximum of two course overlaps. Overlaps can be used between Major, Minor and General Education requirements with only one overlap being utilized between the Major and Minor.
All General Education requirements, including CRIT 602 Advanced Critical Analysis and Strategic Thinking (4 s.h.) and IDIS 601 Interdisciplinary Seminar (4 s.h.), must be taken prior to the capstone.
|ENG 500||The Writing Process||4|
|COMM 542||Interpersonal Communication and Group Dynamics||4|
|COMM 543||Visual Communication||4|
|CRIT 501||Introduction to Critical Inquiry||4|
|Select one of the following:||4|
|Math for Our World|
|Knowledge of Human Behavior & Social Systems||4|
|Knowledge of the Physical & Natural World||4|
|Knowledge of Human Thought & Expression||4|
|CRIT 602||Advanced Critical Analysis and Strategic Thinking||4|
|IDIS 601||Interdisciplinary Seminar||4|
A minimum grade of C is required in all Major coursework. Students are allowed a maximum of two course overlaps. Overlaps can be used between Major, Minor and General Education requirements with only one overlap being utilized between the Major and Minor.
CRIT 602 Advanced Critical Analysis and Strategic Thinking (4 s.h.), IDIS 601 Interdisciplinary Seminar (4 s.h.) and all major requirements must be completed prior to enrollment in the integrative Capstone. Academic Advisor approval is required for registration to be processed.
|Major in Early Childhood Education|
|PSY 508||Child Development||4|
|EDU 550||Foundations of Early Childhood Education||4|
|EDU 553||Creative Arts in Early Childhood Education||4|
|EDU 555||Language and Literacy Development||4|
|EDU 556||Health, Safety, and Nutrition in Early Childhood Settings||4|
|EDU 600||Mathematics and Science in Early Childhood Education||4|
|EDU 602||Young Children with Exceptionalities, Birth-Age 8||4|
|EDU 605||Early Childhood Program Administration||4|
|PSY 510||Infant and Toddler Development||4|
|EDU 560||Positive Behavior Guidance in Early Childhood Education||4|
|EDU 551||Learning and Early Childhood Environments||4|
|SOC 607||Child Abuse and Neglect||4|
|EDU 601||Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood Education||4|
|EDU 603||Family and Community Relations in Early Childhood Education||4|
|EDU 650||Practicum: Professionalism in Early Childhood Education||4|
Open electives are courses students will need to take in addition to their general education and major requirements in order to satisfy the remaining credit totals for their programs. Open electives are defined as any credit course offered by the College not already included in the student's general education, major, concentration or minor. Students will need 120 credits total to graduate with a bachelor's degree.