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School Education with emphasis in Early Childhood Care and Education

Bachelor of Arts in General Studies

Concentration in SCHOOL EDUCATION
With Emphasis in Early Childhood Care & Education

This emphasis in Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) is one of two offered under the School Education concentration, the other being Primary Education. The ECCE emphasis is strategically structured to equip students to work with pre-schoolers in the development of age related skills and competencies.
This component is meant to enhance the student’s competencies and complement their effectiveness in working with the pre-schooler.

OBJECTIVES OF THE ECCE EMPHASIS

The ECCE Emphasis is designed to provide educators responsible for student learning, with the necessary skills and knowledge to become competent and effective educators, and provides an excellent basis from which to pursue careers and further education in this Field.

ECCE CORE REQUIREMENTS (67 Credits)

  • EDU 200 Child Development (3) OR PS 240 Child Psychology (3)
  • EDU 201 Fundamentals of Reading (3)
  • EDU 202 Early Education I: Developing the Environment (3)
  • EDU 203 Early Education II: Developing and Supervising Programmes (3)
  • EDU 210 Early Childhood Teaching Strategies (3)
  • EDU 220 Philosophy of Education (3)
  • EDU 230 Educational Psychology (3)
  • EDU 240 Early Education Field Experience (3)
  • EDU 250 Classroom Management (3)
  • EDU 270 Technology in the Classroom (3)
  • EDU 310 Education and Society (3)
  • EDU 320 Professionalism and Administration in Education (3)
  • EDU 330 Advanced Methods and Curriculum in Elementary Language Arts and Elementary Reading (3)
  • EDU 340 Methods in Teaching Creative Arts (3)
  • EDU 350 Methods for Inclusive Play-Based Programmes for Preschool Children (3)
  • EDU 360 Language and Literacy Development of the Young Child (3)
  • EDU 370 Integrating Basic Skills for the Young Child (3)
  • EDU 380 Spiritual Formation for Young Children (Elective) (3)
  • EDU 400 Student Teaching (Early Childhood) (4)
  • CE 340 Childhood Education and Evangelism (3)
  • LA 352 Oral Spanish (Elective) (3)
  • PH 250 Values: Personal and Social (3)

BIBLICAL AND THEOLOGICAL STUDIES (12 Credits)

  • BL 101 Survey of the Old Testament (3)
  • BL 102 Survey of the New Testament (3)
  • DT 200 Survey of Theology (3)
  • PT 402 Spiritual Formation (3)

HUMANITIES AND PHILOSOPHICAL STUDIES (21 Credits)

  • LA 081 – 082 English Language (No Credit)
  • LA 101 Speech (3)
  • LA 100 Research Methods I (3)
  • LA 240 West Indian Literature (3)
  • LA 330 Contemporary Communications (3)
  • FA 100 Introduction to Fine Arts (3) OR MU 250 Music History (3)
  • PH 200 Philosophy (3)
  • PT 461 Research Methods II (Senior Thesis I) (1)
  • PT 462 Research Methods III (Senior Thesis II) (2)

SOCIAL SCIENCES (14 Credits)

  • HI 120 West Indian History (3) OR HI 110 Western Civilization (3)
  • PS 111 Interpersonal Relations (2)
  • PS 200 Introduction to Psychology (3)
  • SO 200 Introduction to Sociology (3)
  • SO 320 Caribbean Thought & Culture (3)

NATURAL/APPLIED SCIENCES (9 Credits)

  • IT 120 Introduction to Computers (3)
  • SC ___ Science Elective (3)
  • MA ___ Mathematics Elective (3)

In order to complete the Bachelor of Arts in General Studies degree comprising a minimum of 127 Credits, a student can pursue courses in any one of the following concentrations: Psychology & Counselling, Management of Human Resources, Music, Theological Studies, Christian Education, and Biblical Literature.