Academic Catalog


Bachelor of Science Early Childhood Education (BS)

Jody Sommerfeldt, Undergraduate Program Director

The BS in Early Childhood Education draws courses from across the University to prepare teacher candidates interested in teaching early childhood education. Course work spans the disciplines of English literature and composition; history; fine and performing arts; mathematics; natural sciences; social sciences; human growth and development; and educational foundations, technology, assessment, theory, and methods. The broad curriculum, along with the admittance, continuance, and graduation requirements described below, prepares teacher candidates to meet state license standards for the Commonwealth of Virginia, including passing scores on the Praxis Teaching Reading: Elementary (Test #5205) and the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment. Core coursework is available in both online and face-to-face formats. Additional information is posted on the department's website or available in hard copy from the department.