Developing whole persons.
- Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (4-Year Program and Junior College+)
The Education Program of UA&P provides a solid preparation for a career in education by grounding in four areas of learning: foundational subjects, psychology, specialization subjects, and research. These four areas of learning are studied from and integrated by a perspective that views the family as the first school and parents as the primary educators of their children.
The full program offers a strong liberal arts curriculum and rigorous courses in early childhood education (the first eight years of childhood). The Early Childhood Education specialization forms early childhood educators and specialists who can effectively blend theory and practice to create positive learning opportunities and experiences that promote the total development of young children.
Undergraduates attend two field study courses intended to provide them with practical learning experiences related to different components of teaching-learning processes in actual school settings. The experiences begin with field observation and gradually build up toward Practice Teaching in early childhood education (preschool setting and the primary grades).
The program also prepares students to be eligible to take the Professional Licensure Examination for Teachers and pursue a master’s degree in related fields such as Special Education, Reading, Developmental Psychology, Early Childhood Education, and Family Life and Child Development.
ECE1111: The Child and Adolescent Learner and Learning Principle
ECE1112: The Teaching Profession
ECE1113: Foundations of Early Childhood Education
ECE1121: Facilitating Learner-Centered Teaching
ECE1122: Child Development
ECE1211: Play and Developmentally Appropriate Practices in Early Childhood Education
ECE1212: Foundation of Special and Inclusive Education
ECE1213: Technology for Teaching and Learning 1
ECE1214: Content and Pedagogy in the Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education
ECE1215: Assessment of Learning 1
ECE1221: Creative Arts, Music and Movement in Early Childhood Education
ECE1222: Inclusive Education in Early Childhood Settings
ECE1223: Children's Literature
ECE1224: Building & Enhancing New Literacies Across the Curriculum
ECE1225: Assessment of Learning 2
ECE1311: Assessment of Children's Development and Learning
ECE1312: Literacy Development
ECE1313: Social Studies for Early Childhood Education
ECE1314: Technology for Teaching and Learning 2
ECE1315: Science in Early Childhood Organizational Leadership
ECE1316: The Teacher and Community, School Culture and Organizational Leadership
ECE1317: Numeracy Development
ECE1321: The Teacher and The School Curriculum
ECE1322: Health, Nutrition and Safety
ECE1323: Guiding Children's Behavior and Moral Development
ECE1324: Infant and Toddler Program
ECE1325: Early Learning Environment
ECE1326: Field Study 1
ECE1411: Special Topics
ECE1412: Management of Early Childhood Education Program
ECE1413: Family, School and Community Partnership
ECE1414: Early Childhood Education Curriculum Models
ECE1415: Field Study 2
ECE1421: Teaching Internship
ECE1422: Research in Early Childhood Education
Graduates of the program work as preschool and primary school teachers, administrators, or owners; as child education program designers, managers, or consultants; and as specialists or policy advocates on child-related issues.