Early Childhood Education Minor
(Birth to Age 5)

[Students must submit the Intent to Declare Form to add this plan to their program of study.]

The following requirements are effective for students admitted on or after Fall 2017:

Minor Requirements (37 credit hours):

(See program completion guides for sequencing of courses.)

  • EDU 100 Introduction to Teacher Education at UMA (1) prerequisite for upper-level methods and admittance to candidacy
  • EDU 250 Foundations of Education (3) prerequisite for upper-level methods and admittance to candidacy
  • EDU 251 The Teaching Process (3) prerequisite for upper-level methods and admittance to candidacy
  • Application to candidacy
  • EDU/HUS 160 Perspectives on Infants, Toddlers and Young Children (3)
  • EDU 261 Early Childhood Curriculum: Early Learning Environments (3)
  • EDU 327 Mathematics for the Young Child (3)
  • EDU 329 Science and the Project Approach for the Young Child (3)
  • EDU/HUS 352 Interventions for Families with Children (3)
  • EDU 362 Language and Literacy in Early Childhood (3)
  • EDU 363 Young Children with Special Needs (3)
  • EDU/ENG 366 Children’s and Young Adult Literature (3)
  • PSY 302 Psychology of Childhood (3)
  • Complete one of the following courses (3):
    • EDU/HUS 325 Social Studies and the Project Approach
    • EDU/HUS 328 Creative Development and Art for Young Children

Additional Requirements

  • Complete any English course (3)
  • Complete any Mathematics course (3)
  • Complete any Science course (3)
  • Complete any Social Studies course (anthropology, geography, history or political science) (3)

  • Licensure assessment needed for certification: Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators, Praxis II
  • Criminal History Record Check – completed through MDOE certification office – (must be completed before upper level methods)


Advising Notes

  • A minimum of 25% of the credits required for a minor needs to be earned at UMA for it to be awarded.
  • A student may be awarded any minor as long as no more than six credits of the minor can be used to fulfill the requirements of the student’s major or concentration.

This program resides under the College of Arts & Sciences

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