Early Childhood: Education, Health & Leadership Program Requirements

Requirements for Early Childhood Major

  • ED 102 Foundations of Education
  • ECE 121 The Human Foundation: The Cognitive, Physical and Social Emotional Development of Children.
  • ECE 214 Curriculum, Environments and Program Planning for Infants and Toddlers
  • ECE/ED 215 Curriculum Methods, Management, and Program Planning for Early Childhood (placement required)
  • ECE/ED 395 Practicum in Child Care/Early Education and Care Student Teaching
  • ED 212 Picture Books: Literature for Young Children
  • ECE 309 Health, Nutrition and the Safety of Young Children
  • ED 205 Teaching and Assessment of Language Acquisition, Reading and Language Arts (placement required)
  • ED 224 Teaching of Math and Science (placement required)
  • ED 333 Special Education, Assessment and the Inclusionary Classroom
  • ECE 311 Parent, Child, Teacher, Health and Community
  • ECE/ED 495/496 Senior Internship and Seminar

Possible Electives
 ECE/ED 228 Recreation, Coaching, and After School Programs for Children
 ECE /ED 250 Policy and Program Issues in Child Care
 ED 110 Montessori Philosophy and Pedagogy
 ED 117 The Teacher as Portrayed in Film and Literature
 ED 206 Exploring Technology in the Classroom
 ED/MU 210 Music and Movement for Children
 ED 227 Introduction to English Language Learners
 ED 242 Multicultural Education
 ECE/ED 250 Policy and Program Issues in Child Care
 ED/VA 281 Art Education: Materials and Processes
 ED/CO 285 Children in the Media
 ED327 Curriculum Design: The Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks
 ED 350 Child Care Administration
 ED 355 Diagnostic and Remedial Reading
 ED 419 Sheltered English Immersion