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College: Education and Human Services
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Education
Major: Early Childhood Education
Concentration: Early Childhood Development
Effective Term: Fall 2021
The Osprey Map provides a term-by-term sample schedule for each undergraduate academic program at the University of North Florida. It is designed to guide students in the selection of courses each term. The "Mile Marker" courses in the right-hand column are those courses that should be completed before or by the end of that term. Following the sample schedule, and completing the mile marker courses at the appropriate point of your undergraduate career, will facilitate graduation in four years. The term-by-term model assumes full-time enrollment. For students enrolled part-time, the sample schedule and mile markers should be followed based on the number of credits completed. The Osprey Map should be used in consultation with an academic advisor.

The Early Childhood Development concentration of the Early Childhood Education major meets the needs of those working in the early childhood field, who need a four year degree but do not need a Florida Department of Education teaching certificate. Students can choose from a variety of electives that will allow them to tailor their program to meet their professional goals. Field placements will be done in concert with the early childhood faculty and can take place in a variety of settings, including where the student is employed, if appropriate. Graduates will be well-equipped for jobs in the early childhood sector, including Head Start, childcare directors, early learning coaches, early childhood and health-related and safety non-profits and other agencies.

Career Planning
Engaging in career planning activities is significant to student success. UNF offers customized career centers to deliver targeted programs, events, services and resources. First-Year and Exploratory students should visit the Career Services webpage and Sophomore or higher level students with a declared COEHS major should visit the Office of Academic Support and Information Services (OASIS).

Students should refer to their personalized Degree Evaluation provided by an academic advisor and to other university resources for additional university and college-specific policies. Visit the undergraduate university catalog for more information.

Summer terms may be utilized to facilitate graduation in four years.

  • Visit the university catalog for a list General Education requirements. An Associate in Arts (AA) degree from a Florida public university, state college or community college satisfies UNF general education and Gordon Rule requirements. Math selection for First Time in College (FTIC) students is contingent upon Math Placement exam results, the student’s major and credit received through accelerated mechanisms (Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Dual Enrollment, etc). Early Childhood Education majors are encouraged to take MGF 1113 Math for Teachers I. General Education course work must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Visit the Early Childhood Education Tab on the Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum: Undergraduate Programs webpage for a complete list of prerequisites. Students are encouraged to speak with College of Education faculty directly regarding questions about the teaching profession.

  • Admission into the College of Education and Human Services requires a minimum of 60 semester hours or a state of Florida AA degree with a grade point average of 2.50 or better. Program admission requires a decision by a college administrator or faculty. Students are not guaranteed admission into this program, and can not continue taking courses in Term 5 (61-75 hours) until admitted into this program. Find specific admission criteria for this program on your Degree Evaluation, college website, university catalog or consult your academic advisor. For more information visit the Office of Academic Support and Information Services (OASIS) webpage.

  • A minimum grade of "C" is required in all course work earned for the Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAE).

  • When selecting Free Electives, students should consider courses in both Cultural Diversity/Cross Cultural Awareness and in the Liberal-Arts. EDF2085 Intro to Diversity for Educators will also satisfy a UNF General Education Critical Thinking requirement. Courses in American History and American Federal Government as well as Introduction to Psychology, and Science courses, e.g., Earth Science; Chemistry for Liberal Arts; or Introduction to Chemistry; and Principles of Biology (for non-science majors) are recommended. Students should consult university catalog or an advisor for specific course numbers and other course recommendations.

  • Students must maintain a minimum GPA of a 2.50 or better for each semester they are enrolled in this program.

  • A level 2 background check (including fingerprints) must be completed, verified and submitted (prior to the start Term 5) to the Office of Academic Support and Information Services (OASIS) before enrolling in Early Childhood (EEC prefix) courses. Students who already have a valid/current background check should submit documentation to the Early Childhood Program Director who will provide it to the OASIS.

  • Civic Literacy Requirement: Prior to graduation from a Florida state university, students must demonstrate competency in civic literacy through successful completion of a civic literacy course (AMH 2020 or POS 2041) and by achieving a passing score on an assessment. Consult an academic advisor, the university catalog and visit the Civic Literacy webpage for additional information.

  • A minimum of 120 hours (48 hours at the upper 3000/4000 level) is required at the university for bachelor's degree.
 
Term 1: Attempted Hours 0-15
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
ENC1101 (GW) Audience and Purpose OR ENC1143 (GW) Writing with Evidence and Style 3  
   
EDF1005 Intro to Teaching Profession (Program Prerequisite) 3  
   
Select a Math Course (Recommend MGF1113 Math for 3  
Teachers I or STA2014 Elementary Statistics)  
   
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
   
Select a Free Elective Course (See options listed above) 3  
   
Total Hours: 15
 
Term 2: Attempted Hours 16-30
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
ENC1101 (GW) Audience and Purpose OR ENC1143 (GW) Writing with Evidence and Style 3   EDF1005 Intro to Teaching Profession Minimum Grade C
(Select the English course not taken in Term 1)  
   
EDF2085 Intro to Diversity for Educators OR EME2040 3  
Intro to Technology for Educators (Both courses are  
Recommended Courses)  
   
Select a Math Course (Recommend MGF1113 Math for 3  
Teachers I or STA2014 Elementary Statistics)  
   
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
   
Select a Free Elective Course (See options listed above) 3  
   
Total Hours: 15
 
Summer 1
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
 
Term 3: Attempted Hours 31-45
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
Select a third Gen Ed Written Communication Course (See 3  
Degree Evaluation)  
   
EDF2085 Intro to Diversity for Educators OR EME2040 3  
Intro to Technology for Educators (Both courses are  
Recommended Courses)  
   
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
   
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
   
Select a Free Elective Course (See options listed above) 3  
   
Total Hours: 15
 
Term 4: Attempted Hours 46-60
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3   General Education Requirements
   
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
   
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
   
Select a Free Elective Course (See options listed above) 3  
   
Select a Free Elective Course (See options listed above) 3  
   
Total Hours: 15
 
Summer 2
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
 
Term 5: Attempted Hours 61-75
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
EDF3151 Educational Psychology 3   EEC4054 Leadership and Service in EC Minimum Grade C
    LAE3210 Foundations of Literacy Minimum Grade C
EEC4054 Leadership and Service in EC 3   TSL3080 ESOL Foundations: Culture/Lang Minimum Grade C
   
LAE3210 Foundations of Literacy 3  
   
TSL3080 ESOL Foundations: Culture/Lang 3  
   
Total Hours: 12
 
Term 6: Attempted Hours 76-90
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
EEC4260 Teaching the Whole Child 3   EDF3151 Educational Psychology Minimum Grade C
    EEC4260 Teaching the Whole Child Minimum Grade C
EEC4245 Social Studies in EC 3   EEC4245 Social Studies in EC Minimum Grade C
    EEC3266 Program Planning Young Child Minimum Grade C
EEC3266 Program Planning Young Child 3   TSL4340 TESOL Methods and Curriculum Minimum Grade C
    Civic Literacy Requirement
EDG4410 Classroom Managment Commun 3  
   
TSL4340 TESOL Methods and Curriculum 3  
   
Total Hours: 15
 
Summer 3
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
EEC4213 Literacy in EC (Offered Summer term only) 3   EEC4213 Literacy in EC Minimum Grade C
    EEC3731 Wellness & Move/Young Child Minimum Grade C
EEC3731 Wellness & Move/Young Child (Offered Summer term only) 3   EEC4410 Global Community Engagement Minimum Grade C
   
EEC4410 Global Community Engagement (Offered Summer term only) 3  
   
Total Hours: 9
 
Term 7: Attempted Hours 91-105
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
EEC4321 Teaching Math in EC 3   EEC4321 Teaching Math in EC Minimum Grade C
    EEC4323 Teaching Science in EC Minimum Grade C
EEC4323 Teaching Science in EC 3   EDG4410 Classroom Managment Commun Minimum Grade C
    EDF4444 Assessment of Learn/Behavior Minimum Grade C
EDF4444 Assessment of Learn/Behavior 3   EDG4340 OR EEX3202 Minimum Grade C
   
EDG4340 Teaching All Learners OR EEX3202 Psych/Soc Learners Exceptional 3  
   
Total Hours: 12
 
Term 8: Attempted Hours 106-120
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
EEC4940 Childhood Practicum 3  
   
EEC4207 Measure & Eval of Young Child 3  
   
Select two Major Electives (See Degree Evaluation or 6  
university catalog for list of options)  
   
Total Hours: 12
Total Program Hours: 120
The Osprey Map is not a contract between the University of North Florida and the student. It should be used as a general guide for the purpose of meeting requirements and constructing course schedules. The Map may be altered periodically to meet the objectives of the academic program or the university.

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