Bachelor of Science, Major in Education, Early Childhood Education

Bachelor of Science, Major in Education, Early Childhood Education
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics)3
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option) 14
Degree Specific Requirements
MATH (in addition to Core)3
Major: Foundation
BESL 2301Multicultural Infl On Learning3
BESL 3301Second Language Acquisition3
CIEE 2333Becoming A Teacher3
CIEE 3374Human Growth & Learning3
COUN 3321Intro To Helping Relationship3
ECHE 3313Early Childhood Cognition3
ECHE 3301Social Guidance - Young Child (Blocked with ECHE 3316) 23
ECHE 3302Early Childhood Education Theories3
ECHE 3316Assessment in Early Childhood ( Blocked with ECHE 3301) 23
ECHE 3325Creative Arts for Educators3
ECHE 3363Wrkng /W Families-Diverse Comm3
ECHE 4088Spc Topics in Early Childhd Ed3
ECHE 4333Dev Appr Prog For Yng Children3
ECHE 4343Curriculum for Early Childhood3
ECHE 4349Lang/Lit Development3
ECHE 4350Preschool Child Wellness3
ECHE OR TECA Elective 3,412
READ 3380Emergent & Beginning Literacy3
SPED 2301Introduction to Exceptionality3
SPED 3303Supporting Social Success3
SPED 3306Behavioral Principles3
Electives: General
General Electives3
Minor: Not Required 5,6
Total Hours120
1

COMS 1361 and KINE 2115 are recommended. Satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option). 

2

ECHE 3301 and ECHE 3316 are blocked courses that are taken together and require Field Experience (20 hours).

3

Texas Early Childhood Articulation (TECA) courses are not offered at SHSU. TECA courses may be transferred from Community Colleges.

4

ECHE electives may include ECHE courses and courses with the prefix of BESL, CRIJ, EDUC, PSYC, READ, SOCI, or SPED that have a content focus related to working with young children and families.

5

A minor is not required for this degree program; however, a student has the option to add a minor, but to do so additional semester credits hours may be needed above the degree program’s stated total semester credit hours. 

6

All minors can be paired with this degree program. 

Notes

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework. 

Not intended to lead to EC-6th Grade Texas Teacher Certification.

The TECA courses use common numbering system and content throughout Texas as Academic Transfer Credit CoursesTECA 1303 Families, School, and Community; TECA 1311 Educating Young Children; TECA 1318 Wellness of the Young Child; TECA 1352 Child Growth and Development. 

TECA courses are designated as:

ACGM (Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual) Courses: Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for general academic transfer among community, state, and technical colleges in Texas; and state public four-year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM (Workforce Education Course Manual) Courses: Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.

The TECA course completed at Texas Community Colleges may be transferred as credit courses in the ECHE and the BAAS/ECHE programs at SHSU. They are not currently transferred as credit courses into other EDUC degree programs resulting in Texas Teacher Certification. 

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area II3Component Area III4
Component Area III4Component Area V3
Component Area VIII3ENGL 130213
ENGL 130113HIST 130223
HIST 130123MATH (in addition to Core)3
 16 16
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area IV3Component Area IX31
Component Area IX33BESL 23013
CIEE 23333CIEE 33743
COUN 33213POLS 230643
POLS 230543SPED 23013
 15 13
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
BESL 33013ECHE 330173
ECHE 33133ECHE 331673
ECHE 33253ECHE 33633
ECHE or TECA Elective5,63ECHE or TECA Elective5,63
SPED 33063READ 33803
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ECHE 40883ECHE 33023
ECHE 43333ECHE 43433
ECHE 43503ECHE 43493
SPED 33033ECHE OR TECA Elective 5,63
ECHE or TECA Elective5,63General Elective 3
 15 15
Total Hours: 120
1

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area I (Communication).

2

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VI (U.S. History)

3

COMS 1361 and KINE 2115 are recommended. Satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option). 

4

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VII (Political Science/Government).

5

Texas Early Childhood Articulation (TECA) courses are not offered at SHSU. TECA courses may be transferred from Community Colleges. 

6

ECHE electives may include ECHE courses and courses with the prefix of BESL, CRIJ, EDUC, PSYC, READ, SOCI, or SPED that have a content focus related to working with young children and families.

7

ECHE 3301 and ECHE 3316 are blocked courses that are taken together and require Field Experience (20 hours).

Notes

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework. 

Not intended to lead to EC-6th Grade Texas Teacher Certification.

A minor is not required for this degree program; however, a student has the option to add a minor, but to do so additional semester credits hours will be needed above the degree program’s stated total semester credit hours. 

All minors can be paired with this degree program. 

The TECA courses use common numbering system and content throughout Texas as Academic Transfer Credit CoursesTECA 1303 Families, School, and Community; TECA 1311 Educating Young Children; TECA 1318 Wellness of the Young Child; TECA 1352 Child Growth and Development. 

TECA courses are designated as:

ACGM (Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual) Courses: Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for general academic transfer among community, state, and technical colleges in Texas; and state public four-year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM (Workforce Education Course Manual) Courses: Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.

The TECA course completed at Texas Community Colleges may be transferred as credit courses in the INST/ECHE and the BAAS/ECHE programs at SHSU. They are not currently transferred as credit courses into other INST/EDUC degree programs resulting in Texas Teacher Certification. 

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) marketable skills initiative is part of the state’s 60x30TX plan and was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers.  Marketable skills are those skills valued by employers and/or graduate programs that can be applied in a variety of work or education settings and may include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.

The BS, Major in Education, Early Childhood Education is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Highly qualified to teach young children ages birth through age 8 in private schools, preschools, Head Start programs, and child care programs.
  • Skills needed to work in various programs serving children and families within private sector employment.
  • Skills needed to provide professional development to child care teachers.
  • Foundational skills needed for continued studies and certification as child care administrators.