Early Childhood Education Program
Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education
This degree prepares early childhood educators by developing the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to facilitate the positive growth and development of young children up to the age of 8.
The Benefits of a bachelor's degree in ECE at Brandman
The Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education prepares you to provide high-quality, inclusive care and education to children up to the age of 8. The program includes fieldwork and two practicums that let you demonstrate your teaching competencies under guided supervision.
- Learn skills to complement your previous early childhood educational training and fieldwork.
- Based on the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Professional Preparation Standards for Initial Licensure and the California Early Childhood Educator Competencies.
- Lower division coursework mirrors the Curriculum Alignment Project Eight (CAP 8), which provides a foundation for upper division content and experiences.
- The capstone course allows you to demonstrate your mastery and reflect on the knowledge, skills and dispositions you have learned.
Applicants intending on enrolling in this program, whether online or on campus, must be California residents and must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:
- 12 or more transferable baccalaureate level credits or the equivalent.
- Completed application package. Applications are available online.
- Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended. Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.
- For those applying under an active military agreement with Brandman University, admissibility and minimum transfer credit awarded will be determined based on the Community College of the Air Force, SMART, AARTS or JST transcripts. If additional coursework from other institutions is submitted prior to admission this coursework will also be included in determining admissibility and transferability for course credit.
Graduation Requirements–Bachelor Degrees
- A minimum of 120 credits.
- 36 credits earned in upper- division coursework.
- Minimum of 30 credits completed in residence at Brandman; 18 of which must be upper-division credits, 12 of which must be completed in students major.
- A 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale at Brandman and transfer work.
- A 2.0 grade point average in all major and minor coursework. Programs may have additional grade requirements.
- Resolution of all “I” grades.
- LBSU 302 Information Fluency and Academic Integrity (Cannot be used as an elective in a major, minor, or certificate program)
- LBSU 304 Liberal Arts Core Foundations- (Cannot be used as an elective in a major, minor, or certificate program)
All courses taken in the major program must be passed with a grade equivalent of “C” or higher. All required courses must be taken for a letter grade where the option exists.
Curriculum Alignment Project Eight
||Child Growth and Development (CDEV 100)
||Child, Family and Community (CDEV 110)
||Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children (ECE 120)
||Introduction to Curriculum for Young Children (ECE 130)
||Observation and Assessment of Young Children (ECE 200)
||Practicum in Early Childhood Education I (ECE 210)
||Health, Safety and Nutrition (ECE 220)
||Teaching in a Diverse Society (ECE 230)
||The Professional Early Childhood Educator
||Effective Support for Children with Exceptional Needs and Their Families
||Dual Language Learners and their Families
||Social and Emotional Competence in Early Childhood Education
||Integrating Learning Standards in Early Childhood Settings: Language and Literacy
||Integrating Learning Standards in Early Childhood Settings: Math and Science
||The Intentional, Reflective Teacher
||Integrated Practice in Early Childhood Education—Practicum II
||The Early Childhood Teacher as Decision Maker (Capstone)
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