Early Childhood Development BA/BS
“I am so glad I went through the ECD program at SOU. Once I was accepted, I was able to finish my last two years in exactly two years.” M.H.
Students who have a strong interest and passion for working with young children and have the desire to support children’s healthy development and to work closely with parents are welcome to join the SOU Early Childhood Development Program.
The ECD program is a degree completion program. ECD students take lower division Early Childhood (ECE) courses at a community college and then complete the upper division ECD major courses at SOU. Students will be educated on the fundamentals of a broad range of topics in early childhood best practices to become conscientious professionals who connect effectively with children and families.
The Capstone project is designed collaboratively by the student and the Capstone instructor. The Capstone course provides students an opportunity to expand and refine skills and knowledge that are important as professionals in education of young children. Capstone Internship is a major culminating experience for the Early Childhood Development students as part of graduation requirements. In Capstone, students are engaged in Community-Based Learning (CBL) by planning, implementing, and reflecting on a developmentally appropriate CBL service project for children and their families in their practicum/internship settings. In addition, students are also expected to develop a professional portfolio.
Become a Professional
Career opportunities for an Early Childhood Development degree:
*Based on National Average
SOU Early Childhood Development Alumni
Education Director/Supervisor, UCAN Head Start Programs