ECS Major Courses

The ECS BA Major Option offers a comparative understanding of early childhood classes with specific emphases in:

  • Leadership in Early Childhood (Teaching track)
  • Early Childhood Equity and Program Administration (ECS Administration)
  • Infant/Toddler Program and Practices
  • General (Students work with advisor to determine course of study)

ECS Curriculum Sheet and Course Map 2016-2017

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ECS Courses

Lower Division Core (TMC/CAP Transfer Courses)

 

ECS 100 Child Growth and Development

4.5

ECS 110 Child Family and Community

4.5

ECS 120 Health, Safety & Nutrition for ECE        

4.5

ECS 230 Teaching in a Diverse Society                 

4.5

ECS 201 Early Childhood Observation and Assessment

3

ECS 201A Early Childhood Observation and Assessment Activity

1.5

ECS 210 Early Childhood Practicum I

1.5

ECS 210A Early Childhood Clinical Practicum I Activity

3

ECS 220 Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children

4.5

ECS 235 Introduction to Early Childhood Curriculum

4.5

 

Upper Division Core

 

ECS 300 Early Childhood Inquiry and Methodology

4

ECS 310 Applied Infant/Toddler Studies

4

ECS 320 Applied Preschool/Primary Studies

4

ECS 330 Early Childhood Education Leadership and Social Justice

4

ECS 340 Language and Literacy in Multilingual Families and Communities

4

ECS 350 Contextual Approaches to Early Childhood Curriculum

4

ECS 360 Emergent Literacy in First and Second Language Acquisition

4

ECS 410 Early Childhood Clinical Practicum II

1.5

ECS 410A  Early Childhood Practicum II Activity

3

ECS 420 Numeracy and Inquiry in Multilingual Contexts

4

ECS 430 Working with Exceptional Children and their Families

4

 

Select 3 units from the following restricted electives:

(3)

 

ECS 299 Special Topics for Lower Division  Students

1-4

ECS 499 Special Topics for Upper Division Students

1-4

Any ESC Emphasis Course that is not being used for an  emphasis

3-4.5

Other appropriate courses selected with CPP ECS Advisor’s approval

 

 

Courses selected from one of the following emphasis, in consultation with advisor.

 

Emphasis One: Leadership in Early Childhood

(20)

EWS 411 Diversity, Education and Arts

4

ECS 370 Early Childhood Assessment II

4

ECS 380 Early Childhood Physical Growth and Health

4

ECS 390 STEAM: Early Childhood Project Approach to Integrated Learning

4

ECS 401 Dynamics of Early Childhood Play

4

 

Emphasis Two: Early Childhood Equity and Program Administration

(24)

ECS 240 Administration of Early Childhood Programs I

4.5

ECS 250 Administration of Early Childhood Programs II

4.5

ECS 260 Supervising Adults in Early Childhood Settings

3

ECS 360 Emergent Literacy in First and Second Language Acquisition

4

EWS 290 Multicultural Leadership “or” ECS 365 Early Childhood Leadership in the 21st Century

4

EWS 330 Ethnicity and Family Life

4

EWS 360 Cultures of Childhood

4

 

 

Emphasis Three: Infant/Toddler Program and Practices

(20)

ECS 370 Early Childhood Assessment II

4

ECS 375 Curricular Approaches for Working with Infants and Toddlers

4

ECS 385 Relationship-Based Approaches in Home and Community Settings

4

ECS 460 Programs and Policies for Infant, Toddlers and Their Families

4

ECS 470 Infant/Toddler, Family and Program Perspectives in Intervention

4

 

 

Emphasis Four: General

(20)

Support Courses

(20)

Courses chosen in consultation with advisor

(20)

General Education

(68)

Students should consult the catalog website for current information regarding this requirement. Courses must be selected from the list of approved courses under General Education Requirements, Areas A through E, in the University catalog.

Unrestricted Electives

(16)