The curriculum is designed to provide a practical hands-on application approach to understanding early childhood education and contains 21 credit hours of general education core requirement credits, 63 credit hours of associate degree course work and 36 credit hours of Early Childhood Education credits. With the lower-division component of the B.S. degree built on the College’s Associate in Science (A.S.) degree program in Early Childhood Management, students who complete the A.S. degree can, in most cases, apply their technical course work toward the B.S. degree.
The prerequisites for entering the B.S. in Early Childhood Education are a completed A.S. in Early Childhood Management or a completed A.A. degree and completion of the three prerequisite courses for Florida Teacher Preparation Programs:
- EDF 1005 - Introduction to Education
- EDF 2085 - Introduction to Diversity for Teachers
- EME 2040 - Introduction to Educational Technology
Students are encouraged to speak with an academic advisor when selecting courses. A degree plan of study is available that details course requirements and course scheduling. Program worksheets are also available for students to use to track their progression through the degree program.