Degree or Program Details

Early Childhood Major (Suspended)

The early childhood major is suspended. New students will not be accepted into the program at this time. Contact department for more information.

This program prepares students to become child care professionals who understand and meet the needs of children from birth to eight years of age. It also trains students to network with families of young children in a variety of settings. The curriculum combines the study of child psychology with preparation for a career in a variety of early childhood settings. The program has field experiences and a series of supportive courses specializing in developing observational/assessment techniques, child guidance strategies and active learning teaching procedures.

Students enrolled in the early childhood major must earn a minimum of 2.00 (“C”) in each of the major courses. Additionally, this program requires a 2.50 grade point average in the major.

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Total Credits Required for Degree 125

Liberal Studies 30-40
Health Promotion Requirements 2

Required Courses in Major* 62-63
PY 100S, L or H Psychology as a Natural Science [III] or 4

Minor 20-24

*2.00 “C” GPA required in each course in the major.

**Departmental advanced placement credit is available for these courses for students who hold the appropriate Child Development Associate (CDA) credential(s). Students need to demonstrate successful completion of the training programs and be enrolled at Northern Michigan University.