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Bachelors Degree - Early Care & Education
Credit hours to complete degree: 48-51
Last Updated: 4/19/2024 4:01 pm

Coursework and Degree Requirements 48 - 51 credit hours

Starting fall 2023, the ECEMS program will be offering an updated curriculum to better meet the needs of working professionals. The ECEMS program now requires two hands-on, in-person practicum experiences coinciding with course work. These placements need to be in at least two different settings, with two different age groups, and two different Cooperating Teachers. Each institution is updating their catalog to reflect these changes so please contact your advisor with any questions you may have.

Pre-Practicum Courses

Prior to enrolling in Practicum Experiences with Young Children students must take six credit hours including Introduction to Early Care and Education in a Mobile Society (Professional Development) and either (a) Child Development―Birth to 3 (Infant/Toddler) or (b) Child Development―4 to 8 (Early Childhood). The Child Development course not previously taken must be taken concurrently with Practicum.

Coursework and Degree Requirements Course or Instructor Availability by Year and Semester
2023202420252026
CourseCreditsSpringSummerFallSpringSummerFallSpringSummerFallSpringSummer
Child Development - Birth To 3 (Infant/Toddler)3Holly WrightTamesha HarewoodMUMU
Child Development - Ages 4 to 83Chris KiewraChris KiewraUNLUNL
Professional Development3Nikki HuckabayNikki HuckabayNikki HuckabayNikki HuckabayOSUOSUOSU

Practicum Experiences with Young Children (Formerly Practicum II) 3 credit hours

Prior to enrolling in Practicum Experiences with Young Children students must take six credit hours including Introduction to Early Care and Education in a Mobile Society (Professional Development) and either (a) Child Development―Birth to 3 (Infant/Toddler) or (b) Child Development―4 to 8 (Early Childhood). The Child Development course not previously taken must be taken concurrently with Practicum.

Practicum Experiences with Young Children (Formerly Practicum II) Course or Instructor Availability by Year and Semester
2023202420252026
CourseCreditsSpringSummerFallSpringSummerFallSpringSummerFallSpringSummer
Practicum II - Curriculum Development and Implementation3Jacy PhillipsJacy PhillipsHolly WrightNikki HuckabayChris KiewraUNLUNLUNL

Core Courses 30 credit hours

These required courses may be completed anytime during the program.

Senior Capstone Experience (Formerly Practicum III) 6 credit hours

This course must be completed after the successful completion of all other ECEMS courses. Prior to enrolling in the Senior Capstone students must have Senior Standing and instructor permission to enroll. Check with your faculty advisor for more information.

Senior Capstone Experience (Formerly Practicum III) Course or Instructor Availability by Year and Semester
2023202420252026
CourseCreditsSpringSummerFallSpringSummerFallSpringSummerFallSpringSummer
Practicum III - Capstone Experience6Celia Priebe SheddMichelle MathewsCelia Priebe SheddCelia Priebe SheddISUISUISU