The Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Development with a California Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential provides a broad, rigorous education that prepares candidates for a career as a teacher at early elementary grades. Candidates are introduced to essential knowledge, strategies, techniques and connections across the disciplines as applied to young children. Focus is on an enriched and thought-provoking curriculum that incorporates content across subject areas, specific educational methodology courses and preparation for professional work as multiple subject teachers in elementary grades. All candidates must demonstrate subject-matter competency through a state-approved examination.
For additional information on credential requirements, please see the Sanford College of Education Credential Information section of the catalog.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Identify essential concepts, inquiry tools, structure of content areas and resources for early childhood education.
- Develop oral, written, and technological skills for communicating with families and very young children.
- Create environments that are healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging for all children.
- Use systematic observations, documentation, and other assessment strategies in partnership with families and professionals to positively influence children’s development and learning.
- Implement a curriculum that promotes development and learning outcomes for diverse young children.
- Demonstrate ethical, legal, and professional standards in early childhood practice.
- Design, implement and evaluate standards-based lesson plans for learning and achievement in content areas.
- Utilize different teaching strategies to accomplish the teaching and learning goals.
- ECE 201 The Growing Child: Zero to 8
- ECE 210 Child, Family, School and Comm
- ECE 211 Diversity: Development & Ed.
- HED 220 Health, Nutrition and Safety
- ECE 464 Ethical and Legal Issues
- ECE 330 Early Cognition
- ECE 410 Early Language and Literacy
- ECE 415 Designing Emergent Curriculum
- ECE 420 Nature, Numbers and Technology
- ECE 430 Play as Pedagogy
- ECE 440 Observing, Assessing & Plannin
- ECE 443 Children with Special Needs
- ECE 445 Strategies: Guiding Behaviors
- TED 305 Teaching as a Profession
- TED 330A Reading and Lang. Arts Methods
- TED 350 Math and Science Methods
- TED 355 Hist/Social Science Methods
- EDX 1201X Computer Tech in Classroom
- HEDX 2301X Intro Health Ed: K-12
- TED 430 Special Needs Students
- HIS 410 California History
- TED 530A Student Teaching I
- TED 530B Student Teaching II
- TED 531A Student Teaching Seminar I
- TED 531B Student Teaching Seminar II