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  Jul 27, 2017
 
 
    
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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Early Childhood Education Major (BS)


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Early Childhood Education Major- Bachelor of Science (BS)

Please see the UNLV College of Education  web page at http://education.unlv.edu/  for information about department programs, faculty and facilities.

Please see advising information at the UNLV College of Education Advising and Field Placement Center at http://education.unlv.edu/afp/

 Accreditation

Institution - Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities www.nwccu.org

Learning Objectives

  1. The Early Childhood Education graduate is learning about the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s) and is learning to create learning experiences that make these aspects of content meaningful.
  2. The Early Childhood Education graduate is learning about how individuals learn and how to develop and provide opportunities that support intellectual, career, social, and personal development.
  3. The Early Childhood Education graduate is learning about how individuals differ in their approaches to learning and how to create opportunities that are equitable and adaptable to the needs of diverse learners.
  4. The Early Childhood Education graduate is learning about planning processes based upon knowledge of content, learners characteristics, the community, and curriculum goals and standards.
  5. The Early Childhood Education graduate is learning about how to employ a variety of strategies and methods and encourages the development of critical thinking, problem solving, decision-making, and performance skills.
  6. The Early Childhood Education graduate is learning about individual and group motivation and behavior and how to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.

University Graduation Requirements

Early Childhood Education Degree Requirements - Total: 120 Credits


General Education Requirements - Subtotal: 37-40 credits


First-Year Seminar - Credits: 2-3


English Composition - Credits: 6


Second-Year Seminar - Credits: 3


Constitutions - Credits: 4-6


Mathematics - Credits: 3


Distribution Requirement - Credits:19


Please see Distribution Requirements  for more information.

  • Humanities and Fine Arts: 9 Credits
    • Two courses 3 credits each from two different humanities areas - 6 credits
    • One course in fine arts- 3 credits
  • Social Science:
    • Automatically satisfied by Major requirements
  • Life and Physical Sciences and Analytical Thinking: 10 Credits

Multicultural and International


Multicultural requirement - EDU 280 
International, one 3 credit course required

These courses may overlap with general education and major requirements.  A single course may not meet the multicultural and international requirements simultaneously. For the list of approved multicultural and international courses, go to: http://facultysenate.unlv.edu/students

Major Requirements - BS in Early Childhood Education - Subtotal: 67-71


Electives - Credits: 4-16


Total Credits: 120


Electives - Total Credits: 11-17


Total Credits: 120


Notes


  1. A candidate for the Bachelor of Science degree in Education must earn a minimum of 120 semester hours with 40 credits in upper-division courses.
  2. A minimum GPA of 2.75 for all courses attempted must be maintained.
  3.   and   can be repeated up to 12 credits.
  4.   and   can be repeated up to 12 credits.

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