Degree Requirements

Early Childhood Degree Completion

Required Courses

Early childhood major courses typically completed as part of an associate degree (25 credits):

TED 211 Educational Psychology
TED 225 Developmental Learning Experiences of Young Children
TED 330 Infant and Toddler Programs
TED 332 Preschool Curriculum
TED 345 Parent Education and Family Development
TED 400 Supervision and Management of Early Childhood Programs
TED 405 Early Childhood Special Needs
TED 410 Early Childhood Language Arts

Additional UWRF early childhood major courses (31 credits):

CSD 160 Introduction to Communicative Disorders
MUS 275 Music and Art for Early Learners
P ED 246 Health and Movement Activities for Children
TED 255 Children's Literature for Elementary Education
TED 325 Diversity in Early Childhood Settings
TED 326 Place-Based Environmental Science for Early Childhood Educators
TED 329 Exploring Nature Through Inquiry Learning
TED 335 Kindergarten Curriculum and Materials
TED 409 English Language Learners in Early Childhood
TED 411 Leadership and Advocacy for Young Children
TED 451 Integrating Alternative Methodologies of Early Childhood Education

Electives (19 credits)

Students are given flexibility to select courses to meet their unique goals. Many online options are available at UWRF, and transfer credits may be accepted for approved courses from other institutions.

UWRF University and General Education Requirements (45 credits)

Early Childhood Degree and Teaching Certification

Another option in the Early Childhood Degree Completion and certificaion program allows individuals with an associate's degree in early childhood education or child development to apply credits and field experience hours earned toward a Bachelor of Science degree and an optional Wisconsin early childhood teaching certification (birth to age 8).


Debra Hare
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