Early Childhood Education (Minor)

Early Childhood Education (Minor)
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  Online Minor

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What is Early Childhood Education?

The Early Childhood Education minor is designed for individuals seeking to supplement non-education degrees with courses that may be applied towards DHHS credentialing in early childhood. Courses in this minor model curriculum standards set forth by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Why study Early Childhood Education at UNH COllege of Professional Studies?

This program provides a foundation for working with young children in childcare or early school experiences.

Curriculum & Requirements

The Early Childhood Education minor is designed for individuals seeking to supplement non-education degrees with courses that may be applied towards DHHS credentialing in early childhood. Courses in this minor model curriculum standards set forth by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
 
NOTE: This minor may not be declared with the following majors: BS Early Childhood Education or BS Early Childhood Education with Teacher Certification in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education.
 
Students will have the opportunity to:
1. Develop knowledge and skills in promoting child development with an understanding and application of developmentally appropriate practice.
2. Apply knowledge and skills to develop, implement, and evaluate meaningful curriculum for all children.

All minor courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C-, and a 2.0 grade point average must be maintained in courses for the minor. Two courses must be at the upper level (600 or 700). Only one overlap is allowed between major and minor.

 

Minor Requirements

EDC 501Foundations of Early Childhood Education4
EDC 601Positive Behavior Guidance in Early Childhood Education4
EDC 506Young Children with Exceptionalities, Birth-Age 84
EDC 712Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood Education4
PSY 470Child Development4
Total Credits20