2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Early Childhood Studies - Bachelor of Science (Non-Licensure Program)

This program is intended primarily to meet the needs of adult students currently working in the field, as early childhood teachers (infant/toddler through preschool in programs outside of the public schools). The program addresses the current movement in early childhood education towards requiring teachers to hold a Bachelor’s Degree. This Early Childhood Studies program is designed to meet this need and also provide currently employed teachers with the rich resources that exist at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School of Education, and in the Creative Arts in Learning program. Students completing this 30-credit Early Childhood Studies program, along with a liberal arts concentration and the general education requirements of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, would be eligible to earn a Bachelor’s of Science degree.

This program resides within the Education Division at 27 Mellen Street, Cambridge. All student inquiries and concerns should be directed to Mary Beth Lawton, Education Division Director; mlawton@lesley.edu; 617 349-8928.

Requirements

I. Required Early Childhood Studies Courses (19 Credits):

CEDUC 4188Sheltered English Instruction: Pre-K - 6

4

EEDUC 5131Developmental Learning

3

EEDUC 5138Literacy, Literature, and the Arts in the Early Childhood Classroom

3

EEDUC 6109Observation, Documentation, and Assessment

3

EEDUC 5139Learning Mathematics in Early Childhood

3

Choose ONE:

EEDUC 6058Anti-Bias Early Childhood Education

3

or

CEDUC 4350Embracing Diversity in Classroom Communities

3

II. Field Experience (4 Credits):

CEDUC 3721Field Experiences in Learning Environments

4

III. Early Childhood Studies Specialization (9 Credits):

Select three courses in one of the specialization areas listed. One of the courses should be EEDUC 5120 or EARED 6002.

Working with Infants and Toddlers

EEDUC 5120Young Children with Special Needs

3

CEDUC 4360Working with Parents and Children in Integrated Early Childhood Settings

3

CEDUC 3360Learning Environments for Infants and Toddlers

3

CPSYC 3407Critical Issues in Infancy

3

Working with Children with Special Needs

CEDUC 2710Effective Classroom Climate Strategies for Pre K - 6

3

EEDUC 5057Introduction to D.I.R. (Floortime): A Developmental Model for the Special Child

3

EARED 6002Integrated Arts Strategies for Inclusive Settings

2-3

CPSYC 3407Critical Issues in Infancy

3

Working with Preschool Children

EEDUC 5815The Reggio Emilia Approach to Early Childhood Education

2-3

EEDUC 5300Environment and Materials in Reggio-Inspired Teaching and Learning

3

EEDUC 6139A Pedagogy of Play

3

EEDUC 5130Integrated Curriculum in Early Childhood: Science and Health

3

EEDUC 5120Young Children with Special Needs

3

or

EARED 6002Integrated Arts Strategies for Inclusive Settings

2-3

CEDUC 2710Effective Classroom Climate Strategies for Pre K - 6

3

EEDUC 5120 and EARED 6002: Only one of EEDUC 5120 or EARED 6002 may be taken to fulfill this specialization requirement.

Integrated Teaching through the Arts

EARED 6002Integrated Arts Strategies for Inclusive Settings

2-3

EARED 5010Creative Movement: Kinesthetic Learning Across the Curriculum

3

EARTS 5351Cultural History Through Storytelling

3

EARTS 6105Multiple Perspectives Through Music

3

EARED 6116Early Childhood Arts, History and Social Science

3

IV. Liberal Arts Concentration (15 Credits):

AINTD 3008Introductory Seminar: Lives in Context

3

CWRIT 2250Writing Workshop

3

CPSYC 2401Child Psychology

3

CPSYC 2421Introduction to Counseling

3

CPSYC 3427Family Interventions

3

AINTD 3008: required for LCAL students who opt to complete the Liberal Studies degree or concentration.

CWRIT 2250: Students may transfer in writing or have met the writing requirement and be able to waive this course. However, students who have been out of school for a while or with insufficient writing skills are encouraged to take this course. The PLA course also requires a high level of writing as students are required to write essays to document prior learning.

AWRIT 4010: The PLA Prep course and process is an additional option for students to gain credits for their work and life experiences. Students may receive up to 45 credits through this method, including a maximum of 15 credits in the Early Childhood Studies major. Portfolios are reviewed and assessed for final credit awards.

 

Liberal Arts Requirements

 42

Remaining General Electives (via online, PLA, transfer or other)

 31

Total Required Credits for Degree

 120