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Early Childhood Development & Education - Program Website

The mission of the Early Childhood Development and Education (ECDE) Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program is to prepare reflective, competent, and caring Early Childhood Development and Education professionals to impact a diverse population of young children and families using research-based, developmentally appropriate practices. The program faculty believe that ALL young children deserve a strong foundation in a safe and nurturing environment, utilizing a constructive approach to learning through collaboration with family and community. Students enrolled in the Early Childhood Development and Education B.S. Program select either Track 1 or Track 2 as their focus of study.

Undergraduate Degree Program

B.S. in Early Childhood Development and Education

Track 1: Education: Pre-Kindergarten – Primary (PK-3): an undergraduate degree intended to lead to initial teacher certification in Pre-Kindergarten through Third Grade.
Track 2: Early Childhood Development: an undergraduate degree intended for those who are interested in working with young children, but are not seeking teacher certification.
Early Childhood Education Minor: intended for students who are seeking an enhanced understanding of education or are considering a career working with young children.

Tracks 1 and 2

Contact: Judith Levin
Office:
ED 122 L
Phone:
407-823-4615
Email:
judith.levin@ucf.edu

Graduate Degree Program

Early Childhood Development and Education M.S.
The program is designed for candidates with undergraduate degrees in a wide range of areas either related to early childhood development and education, such as child development, psychology, communication disorders, sociology, nursing, theatre, music or other degrees. Find more information about this track on the UCF Graduate Catalog.

Ph.D. in Education Early Childhood Track
The Early Childhood track in the Education PhD program is designed to prepare highly competent doctoral-level professionals to assume leadership positions in teaching, research and service in the area of early childhood.
Find more information about this track on the UCF Graduate Catalog.

Contact: Judit Szente
Office:
ED 122 Q
Email:
judit.szente@ucf.edu