Child Studies with a focus in Early Childhood Studies - ECTC Track
The Child Studies with a focus in Early Childhood Studies - ECTC track is ideal for Connecticut early childhood professionals who work in CT State Funded Programs (or plan to work in state funded programs) and want to pursue the Early Childhood Teacher Credential (ECTC) through the CT State Department of Education (CT SDE).
This track requires a minimum of 42 credits.
|Introduction to Early Education||3||Introduction to ECE|
|Children/School/Family & Community||3||Children, Schools & Community|
|The Exceptional Learner||3||Exceptional Learner|
|Student Teaching / Practicum||6||Student Teaching/Practicum|
|Psychology of Play||3||Psychology of Play|
|Urban Youth in American Society||3||Urban Youth in American Society|
|Behavior Management||3||Behavior Management|
|Methods & Techniques: Infant/Toddler Care||3||Methods & Techniques: Infant/Toddler Care|
Advanced Methods ECE - Early Childhood Special Needs Pre K-K
|3||Advanced Methods ECE-ECSE Pre K-K|
Advanced Leadership and Professionalism in EC
|3||Advanced Leadership in EC Programs|
|Culminating Practicum and Capstone Course||6||ECE 490 Child Study Capstone
(Culminating Practicum and Capstone )
Note: Only grades of C or higher may be included in the concentration.
- Introduction to Psychology
- Introduction to Sociology
- Early Lang & Lit Development
- Health, Safety & Nutrition
- Observation & Assessment
Please Note: Students interested in continuing on to a Certificate Program or a Master's Degree in Education should:
- Include a Research Methods course in their program of study
- Take a minimum of 18 credits in child/human growth and development
Optional Additional Elective Specialization Areas
Program Administration specialization will include 9-12 credits to meet CT Director's Credential requirements including Administration and Supervision in EC Programs, Leadership, Personnel Management, and Children, Schools and Community.
Infant-Toddler specialization will include: Infant- Toddler Growth & Development, Language & Literacy Development for Infants-Toddlers, Methods & Techniques for Infants/Toddlers and Health, Safety and Nutrition