The Early Childhood Studies Degree prepares students to advocate and effectively respond to the unique learning needs of diverse young children and their families.

Grounded in the principles of educational equity, cultural sensitivity, professionalism, and an intellectually vital learning community, we are committed to facilitating the practitioners who, in turn, can successfully affect the learning and development of young children from birth – age eight in inclusive settings.

Major Courses (89 – 96 credits)

Humanities / Language Arts: 8 credits

Mathematics: 12 credits

Science: 15 credits

Social Science: 12 credits

Education: 36 – 41 credits

Electives: 6 – 8 credits

Professional Education Core (33 – 36 credits)

Term I: 12 credits

Term II: 12 credits

Term III: 9 – 12 credits


If you are interested in the Early Childhood Studies Degree, we’d love to talk to you!

Please Contact: Dr.Cindy Ryan, EC Program Coordinator

RWEC, Room 124 / (503) 838-8605