Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education
Hours77 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

This major is designed to prepare students to teach in public schools. In order to graduate with this major, students are required to complete Utah State Office of Education licensing requirements. To view these requirements go to http://education.byu.edu/ess/licensing.html or contact Education Student Services, 350 MCKB, (801) 422-3426.
requirement 1 Complete 1 option
Complete all GE courses, including the following:
option 1.1 Complete 1 course
Note: The Global & Cultural Awareness and Letters general education requirements are fulfilled through completion of the Early Childhood Education major.
For students accepted into the major after August 1, 2014, grades below C in any required coursework in a teaching major or teaching minor will not be accepted. Teacher candidates must maintain a total GPA of 3.0 or higher throughout the program and to qualify for student teaching. For details on admission and retention requirements for teaching majors and teaching minors, see Educator Preparation Program Requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.
Complete admission process for the program through the Teacher Education Department. Go to education.byu.edu/ted/early_childhood for admission requirements.
requirement 5 Complete 12.0 hours from the following course(s)
Note: Prior application is required.
Note: It is the student's responsibility to be sure that the PRAXIS II test has been passed and that BYU has received the test scores and that his or her fingerprint background clearance is current. Students will also be responsible for any additional requirements imposed by the state prior to their graduation. To confirm the status of these requirements, contact Education Student Services, 350 MCKB, (801) 422-3426. Graduation and Utah licensure cannot be processed until these requirements have been completed.
Program Outcomes

1. Learner Development

The teacher candidate understands cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional and physical areas of student development.

2. Learning Differences

The candidate understands individual learner differences and cultural and linguistic diversity.

3. Learning Environments

The candidate works with learners to create environments that support individual and collaborative learning, positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.

4. Content Knowledge

The candidate understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline.

5. Assessment

The candidate uses multiple methods of assessment to engage learners in their own growth, monitor learner progress, guide planning and instruction, and determine whether the outcomes described in content standards have been met.

6. Instructional Planning

The candidate plans instruction to support students in meeting rigorous learning goals by drawing upon knowledge of content areas, Utah Core Standards, instructional best practices, and the community context.

7. Instructional Strategies

The candidate uses various instructional strategies to ensure that all learners develop a deep understanding of content areas and their connections, and build skills to apply and extend knowledge in meaningful ways.

8. Reflection and Continuous Growth

The candidate is a reflective practitioner who uses evidence to continually evaluate and adapt practice to meet the needs of each learner.

9. Leadership and Collaboration

The candidate is a leader who engages collaboratively with learners, families, colleagues, and community members to build a shared vision and supportive professional culture focused on student growth and success.

10. Professional and Ethical Behavior

The candidate demonstrates the highest standard of legal, moral, and ethical conduct as specified in Utah State Board Rule R277-515.