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Early Childhood Education

Bachelor of Applied Science

The BAS in Early Childhood Education provides the student with a broad base of academic experiences in the subject areas necessary for teachers of young children Pre-Kindergarten to 3rd grade. Coursework includes foundations of education, elementary math and science courses, educational assessment, psychology, special education, technology, and literacy courses. The student will have opportunities to practice skills being learned during field experiences and student teaching in the K-3 setting.

 

  • Pre-K Endorsement
  • K-3 Endorsement
  • K-3 Special Education Endorsement

 

Course Number

Course

Credits

BIOL 1020

Life Science

4 credits

COMM 2010

Public Speaking

3 credits

COMM 2130

Human Relations

3 credits

EDEC 1020

Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3 credits

EDEC 1100

Observation and Guidance of Young Children

3 credits

EDFD 1101

Intro to Education

2 credits

EDEC 1300

Curriculum Planning and Development for Young Children

2 credits

EDEC 1305

Curriculum Planning/Dev Young Child Lab

1 credit

EDEC 2000

Engaging Families in Early Childhood Education Settings

3 credits

EDEC 2200

Early Childhood Practicum

3 credits

EDEL 2140

Teaching Literacy in the Elem School

3 credits

EDEL 2280

Literature for Children

3 credits

EDEX 2484

Intro to Special Education

3 credits

EDFD 2100

Educational Psychology

3 credits

EDST 2550

Educational Assessment

3 credits

FCSC 2121

Child Development

3 credits

ITEC 2360

Teaching With Technology

3 credits

MATH 1100

Number and Operations for Elementary School Teachers

3 credits

MATH 1105

Data, Probability, and Algebra for Elementary School Teachers

3 credits

PSYC 1000

General Psychology

4 credits

Course Number

Course

Credits

EDCI 3130

Teaching Social Studies in Elementary School

2 credits

EDCI 3140

Teaching Reading in Elementary

2 credits

EDCI 3150

Teaching Math in Elementary School

2 credits

EDCI 3160

Teaching Science in Elementary

2 credits

EDEC 3220

School Programs for Young Children

3 credits

EDEC 4320

Oral and Written Language Acquisition

3 credits

EDEC 4350

Health Management Issues in Early Education

3 credits

EDEC 5230

Curriculum and Materials for Children with Disabilities

3 credits

EDEC 5250

Legal Issues in Early Childhood Special Education

2 credits

EDEX 3340

Differentiating Instruction in Diverse Classrooms

3 credits

EDEL 4500

Residency in Teaching (Fall and Spring)

11 credits

FCSC 3220

Multicultural Influences on Children and Families

3 credits

FCSC 4124

Families of Young Children with Special Needs

3 credits

Course

Credits

Writing Level I

3 credits

Writing Level II

3 credits

American & Wyoming Government

3 credits

University Studies

1 credit

Total Credit Hours: 120

More Information

Three ways to take classes:

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  • A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for completion of the BAS degree.
  • A minimum of 30 general education credit hours is required for completion of the BAS degree.
  • A minimum of 40 credit hours of upper-division (3000-4000 level) coursework is required for the BAS degree. 

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Meet Your Professor

Dr. Colleen Bartlett

Associate Professor of Education

Dr. Colleen Bartlett has had the opportunity to work in many different settings, she began working in child care and went on to work with older children in preschool and the public school system. She has a unique perspective on early intervention and education and how important it is.