The Child Studies concentration 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 CT Early Childhood Teacher Credential (ECTC) Level B through the CT Office of Early Childhood (OEC). CT State Funded Programs include School Readiness, State-Funded Head-Start, and Child Day Care Centers.
This track requires a minimum of 42 credits.
|Introduction to Early Education||3||Introduction to ECE|
|Child Development||3||Child Development|
|Children/School/Family & Community||3||Children, Schools & Community|
|Psychology of Exceptional Children||3||Psychology of Exceptional Children|
|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 Teacher Preparation/Certification Program or a Master's Degree in Education should:
- Include a Research Methods course in their program of study
- Take a minimum of 15-18 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