Winthrop University: Majors and More - Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education

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Majors and More

College of Education

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education

General Education


Semester Hours

ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy


Shared Skills and Proficiencies
Writing and Critical Thinking    
WRIT 101 Composition


HMXP 102      The Human Experience: Who Am I? 3*
CRTW 201 Critical Reading, Thinking & Writing


Oral Communication Met in major with EDCO 401 0
Technology Met in major with EDCO 305 0
Intensive Writing Met in major with ECED 350 and ELEM 360
Constitution Requirement See approved list; may be met with other requirement 0-3*
Physical Activity See approved list 1*
Thinking Critically Across Disciplines    
Global Perspectives Met in major with EDCI 310


Historical Perspectives See approved list


Introducing Students to Broad Disciplinary Perspectives


Social Science See approved list; must include 2 designators; 3 hours met in major with EDCO 200


Humanities and Arts Met in major with VPAS 320 and READ 290


Quantitative Skills and Natural Science (3 courses)  
Quantitative Skills Met in major with MATH 150 0
Natural Science See approved list; choose 2 lab courses, one Physical and one in Earth


Subtotal   25-28
Professional Education Sequence  


EDCO 101** Developing Observation and Analysis Skills


EDCO 200** Developmental Sciences and the Context of Poverty


EDCO 201** Supporting the English as Second Lang Learner in the Gen Ed Classroom 2
EDCO 202** Supporting Exceptional & Gifted Learners in Gen Ed Classroom 2
EDCO 220** Assessment to Meet Diverse Needs 2
EDCO 305** Tech in the Inclusive Classroom 2
EDCO 350** Acad & Social Strat for Establishing Positive Classrm Climate 3
EDCO 401** Internship: Contextual Factors 1
EDCO 402 Internship: Assess and Instruct 9
EDCO 410** Education in a Democracy 2
EDCI 320** Early Intervention for Special Needs


EDCI 400** Contemporary Strategies for Curriculum Integration


EDCI 450** Capstone for Ed Leaders


ECED 300** Foundations of Early Childhood 3
ECED 310** Home-School-Community Partners with Diverse Families 3
ECED 350** Teaching Math in Early Childhood 3
ECED 351** Teaching Science in Early Childhood 3
ECED 352** Teaching Social Sciences in Early Childhood 3
ECED 392** Field Exper in Teaching Early Childhood 1
ECED 395** Creative Activities Young Children 3
ELEM 360** Teaching Math in Elementary School 3
ELEM 361** Teach Science in Elementary School 3
ELEM 362** Teaching Social Studies in Elementary School 3
ELEM 393** Field Exper in Teaching Grades 2-6 for Early Child 1
HLTH 403** Methods of Teaching Health Ed in Early Childhood 1
PESH 203** Dev Movement for Young Children


READ 290** Children's Literature 3
READ 330** Foundations of Literacy for Early Child & Elem


READ 370**& 380** Instr Methods and Assess I & II


READ 345** Content Area Reading and Writing


Content Requirements  


MATH 150, 291, 292, 393 Discrete Math, Data Analysis, & Geo Concepts for Teachers 12*
VPAS 320 Integrated Arts 3*
BIOL 150/151 Elements of Living Systems/Lab 4


  • *A grade of C- or better must be earned.
  • **A grade of C or better must be earned and this course cannot be taken as S/U.

For additional degree requirements, please visit the Degree Requirements page.

Last Updated: 6/24/20