Early Childhood Education (Microcredential)
The Early Childhood Education Microcredential was created due to a growing need for high quality education for children before reaching a PK-12 school. One way to increase the quality of early childhood programs is to offer courses to practicing day care directors and educators through a microcredential. This microcredential consists of early childhood courses that use Project Construct, a constructivist framework that encourages children to pose questions, explore, investigate, and defend their ideas through hands on experiences.
|EDU 300||Introduction to Early Childhood Education||3|
|EDU 334||Play-Based Instruction||3|
|EDU 314||Issues & Trends in the Education of Young Children and the Management of Programs for Young Children||3|
|or EDU 316||Organizing, Developing, and Managing Environments for Young Children|
|EDU 379||Project Construct Coaching Practicum||1|
1. A grade of C or higher in all courses.
- Earn a minimum of 9 credit hours.
- Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 in the required coursework.
- Transfer coursework will not be accepted for a microcredential.
- Degree-seeking students cannot earn a microcredential in the same area as their major, emphasis, or concentration.
- Degree-seeking students must earn a minimum of 3 credit hours beyond their major, emphasis, concentration, and general studies requriements.