Early Childhood Education: Early Childhood Development, BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

Arts, Sciences, & Education

Campus:Modesto Maidique Campus, Fully Online

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Program Description

The Early Childhood Development subplan focuses on understanding of learning and development during the early childhood years. Students will learn about the cognitive, language, and social/emotional development of young children within the context of family and community studies. Students will also learn about general and early education practices and curricula. (NOTE: This track does not result in a teacher certification.)

Admission Requirements

1. Students entering FIU as Freshmen or as Transfer students with less than 60 earned, approved credits

Admissions criteria are the same as the general FIU criteria for students entering with fewer than 60 approved credits. Click here for the details.

o A minimum lower-division GPA of 2.00 or better on a 4.0 scale.

2. Students transferring to FIU with 60 or more earned, approved credits

In addition to the general FIU Transfer Admissions criteria for students with 60 credits or more, the following criteria must be met:

o A minimum lower-division GPA of 2.30 or better on a 4.0 scale.

If you meet general FIU Admissions criteria for a Transfer Students with 60 credits or more, but do not meet the above criteria for admission to a teacher certification program, you will be admitted to FIU but not admitted to the education certification program pending completion of the above criteria.

Career Opportunities

Related Occupations:

Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

Wages & Employment Trends for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education:

Florida Median income $44,600
Florida rate of growth +19%
National Median wages $50,100
National Projected growth +13%

Source and more information: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/25-2012.00

Contact Information

Dr. Chuck Bleiker
ZEB 348B
305-348-2524
bleikerc@fiu.edu
http://education.fiu.edu/