Early Childhood Education


This program prepares individuals to obtain an Oklahoma teaching certificate in early childhood education and become effective teachers in this area. Individuals certified in early childhood education are qualified to teach pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, first, second, and third grade levels (PK-3). A grade of “C” or better is required in all professional education classes and classes specific to the major.

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education
Required Professional Education Core (28 hours):

EDUC 2002 Orientation to Teaching (2)

EDUC 2011 Directed Field Experiences I (1)

EDUC 2022 Education of the Exceptional Child (2)

EDUC 3102 Educational Psychology (2)

EDUC 3211 Directed Field Experiences II (1)

EDUC 3343 Educational Media and Technology (3)

EDUC 3443 Child Development (3)

EDUC 4310* Student Teaching in Elementary School (10)

EDUC 4442 Classroom Management & Evaluation Theory (2)

EDUC 4542* Applied Professional Studies (2)

*Courses must be taken concurrently.

Required Early Childhood Education Core (44 hours):

EDUC 1123 Health, Safety, and Nutrition (3)

MATH 2113 Number Systems and Problem Solving (3)

EDUC 2323 Reading I: Foundations of Literacy (3)

NSCI 2423 Science in the Elementary School (3)

EDUC 3003 Language Arts in Elementary Schools (3)

Math 3113 Foundations of Geometry and Measurement (3)

EDUC 3222 Reading II: Strategies and Materials for Literary Instruction (2)

ENGL 3302 Young People's Literature (2)

EDUC 3303 Early Childhood Education: Cognitive Skills/Arts and Movement (3)

EDUC 3312 Primary Math Methods (2)

EDUC 4233* Early Childhood Education: Curriculum and Program Planning (3)

EDUC 4313 Child Guidance (3)

EDUC 4323 Reading III: Assessment and Instruction of Literacy (3)

EDUC 4412* Early Childhood Education: Practicum (2)

NSCI 2113 Geology/Oceanography Math Elective (3)

*Courses must be taken concurrently.