Early Childhood Development and Education, B.S. - Early Childhood Development

Undergraduate Studies

Department: Department of Child, Family, and Community Sciences

The Early Childhood Development Bachelor of Science degree is designed for those who are interested in working with young children, but are not seeking teacher certification. Our mission as Early Childhood Advocates is to prepare reflective, competent, and caring professionals to work with a diverse population of young children using research-based, developmentally appropriate practices. We believe that ALL young children deserve a strong educational foundation in a safe and nurturing environment, utilizing a constructive approach to learning through collaboration with family and community.

Admission Requirements

  • Complete the University of Central Florida General Education requirements (36 hours) or its equivalent, i.e. an AA degree from an approved Florida community college or state university
  • Have a minimum 2.75 overall GPA and a 2.75 GPA in upper-level courses, with provisional acceptance for one semester if GPA is 2.5 (overall and upper-level courses GPA must be 2.75 by the second semester)
  • Meet the Gordon Rule requirements
  • Meet foreign language admission requirement
  • Complete Early Childhood Development Program Prerequisites
    • ARE 2000 Early Childhood Art and Creativity
    • MUE 2211 Early Childhood Music and Movement
    • SYG 2010 Social Problems
    • EDF 2130 Child and Adolescent Development for Educators or
    • SOW 3104 Assessing I: Human Development
    • DEP 2004 Developmental Psychology
    • EDF 2085 Introduction to Diversity for Educators