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Early Childhood Education and Early Intervention (BS)

About the Early Childhood Education and Early Intervention Human Services Concentration

The Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services, with a concentration in Early Childhood Education and Early Intervention, will allow students to advance their skills and knowledge in education and affiliated areas of human services. Graduates will be prepared to work with adults as well as children in community organizations, social services, and early childhood educational settings. Students will be eligible to petition for the Associate in Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education after completing the first 60 credit toward this degree.

Learning Outcomes
  • Discuss the purposes, methods, history, and contributions of Human Services professions; of the organization and functioning of the public and private agencies that constitute the domestic social welfare system; and of the delivery of services to individuals and families
  • Demonstrate skills in observation, needs assessment, social intervention, program development and implementation, and evaluation of outcomes
  • Assess the human service needs of individuals, families, and communities 
  • Employ techniques to encourage those they assist to become as self-sufficient as possible
  • Evaluate which kinds of improvements in the external environment and human services systems would best facilitate the full realization of human potential
Early Childhood Education and Early Intervention Career Track
Students in the Bachelor of Science in Human Services, Early Childhood Education and Early Intervention Concentration will have the opportunity to achieve the learning outcomes of the Human Services Degree, in addition to the learning outcomes for the Early Childhood Education Degree.   See Early Childhood Program pages for career opportunities specific to that field.

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Early Childhood Education and Early Intervention Concentration

First Year

Course Number Course Title  
ED103 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
ED115 Introduction to Early Intervention  3
ED116 Health, Safety, and Nutrition for Young Children 3
ED120 Infant/Toddler Curricula  3
ED121 Preschool Curricula  3
EN101 English I 3
EN102 English II 3
PS103 Child Development 3
  Math/Science/Computer Science 3
  Free Elective 3
  Total Credit 30

 

Second Year

Course Number Course Title  
CM105 Public Speaking 3
ED200 Infant/Toddler Practicum 4
ED201 Preschool Practicum 4
ED204 Strategies for Children's Behavior 3
ED205 Children with Special Needs 3
HS101 Introduction to Human Services & Social Welfare 3
PS101 Introduction to Psychology  3
PS208 Abnormal Psychology  3
  Humanities Elective 3
  Science Elective  3/4
  Total Credits 32/33

Third Year

Course Number Course Title  
CS101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3
HS202 Practice of Counseling and Interviewing 3
MA121/ PS210
Basic Statistics/ Statistics for Psychology 
3
PS107 Infant Development  3
PS211 Research Methods in Psychology  3
PS222 Psychology of Personality  3
SO121 Social Justice, Race, and Gender Issues in American Society 3
  Global Awareness Elective 3
  Humanities Elective  3
  Free Elective 3
  Total Credits 30

Fourth Year

Course Number Course Title  
ED300 Math and Science Curricula for Young Children 3
ED310 Assessment of Young Children  3
HS207 Ethical Issues 3
HS301 Crisis Intervention 3
HS402 Systems and Policies  3
HS450 Senior Project 3
  Free Elective 6
  Program Elective 3
  Social Sciences Elective 3
  Total Credits 30