BS, 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)4
Degree Specific Requirements
BESL 2301Multicultural Infl On Learning3
BESL 3301Second Language Acquisition3
BIOL or CHEM or GEOL4
CIEE 2333Becoming A Teacher3
CIEE 3374Human Growth & Learning3
COUN 3321Intro To Helping Relationship3
ECHE 4088Spc Topics in Early Childhd Ed3
ECHE 4349Lang/Lit Development3
ECHE 4350Preschool Child Wellness3
ECHE or TECA electives 112
Elective2
KINE 2330First Aid & CPR - Am Red Cross3
MATH3
READ 3380Emergent & Beginning Literacy3
SPED 2301Introduction to Exceptionality3
SPED 3301Learn and Instruc Child W/Disa3
SPED 3306Behavioral Principles3
Minor
ECHE 3128Field Exp - Early Childhood Ed1
ECHE 3229Guidance Of Young Children2
ECHE 3313Early Childhood Cognition3
ECHE 3325Creative Arts for Educators3
ECHE 3363Wrkng /W Families-Diverse Comm3
ECHE 4333Dev Appr Prog For Yng Children3
ECHE 4343Curriculum for Early Childhood3
Total Hours120

 Notes

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 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. 

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area II3Component Area III4
Component Area VIII3Component Area V3
Component Area IX1ENGL 130213
BIOL or CHEM or GEOL4HIST 130223
ENGL 130113MATH3
HIST 130123 
 17 16
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area IV3BESL 23013
Component Area III4CIEE 33743
Component Area IX3ECHE or TECA Elective43
CIEE 23333POLS 230633
POLS 230533SPED 23013
 16 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
BESL 33013COUN 33213
ECHE or TECA Elective43ECHE 3313 (Minor)3
KINE 23303ECHE 3325 (Minor)3
SPED 33013ECHE 3363 (Minor)3
 ECHE or TECA Elective43
 12 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ECHE 3128 (Minor)1ECHE 4333 (Minor)3
ECHE 3229 (Minor)2ECHE 4343 (Minor )3
ECHE 40883ECHE 43493
ECHE or TECA Elective43ECHE 43503
READ 33803Elective 2
SPED 33063 
 15 14
Total Hours: 120

Notes

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 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.