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Applied Science: Early Childhood Education Emphasis

Bachelor of Applied Science

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The Early Childhood Education (ECE) program will prepare students for a career in organizations that provide structured learning and support services for children ranging from birth through age eight. This program is not intended to provide teacher certification. Students wishing to pursue teacher certification should explore the Elementary Education program with an Early Childhood Endorsement. The Bachelor of Applied Science in Early Childhood is designed to be a continuation of the A.A. and A.A.S. in Early Childhood degrees (or equivalent) offered at accredited community colleges.

WUE This major is eligible for the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program at the following location: UA South Campus. Students from Western states who select this major and campus may be eligible for reduced nonresident tuition at a rate of 150 percent of Arizona resident tuition plus all applicable fees.

Major Details

College: University of Arizona South
Admissions Requirements:

As a 2+2 program partnering with community colleges and offering the second two years of the degree program only, this major has additional admission criteria. Please see the UA South website for more information.

Website: http://uas.arizona.edu/early-childhood-education
Math Required:

General

    This strand involves the general understanding and appreciation of how mathematics is used to solve problems in everyday life. The G-strand does not prepare a student for any further work grounded in mathematics and assumes the student will not proceed beyond the basic Foundations level noted above. Thus only those students whose major requires the most general knowledge of mathematics should take this strand.
General
Second Language Required:

2 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of second-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion with a C or better of a second semester course at the post-secondary level.
  • An AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate) or CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) language score determined by the individual language department.
  • In the College of Engineering by a method determined within the College; however, all students in the college must also take a language placement examination on entrance to the University.
2 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No
Available at:
  • UA Online
  • UA Douglas
  • UA South Online
  • UA Pinal
  • UA Santa Cruz
  • UA Sierra Vista
  • UA Tech Park
  • UA South Yuma

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2017 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

Select a year:

UA Course Requirements Units
4th Semester
ENGL 101 3
ENGL 102 3
2nd Semester Second Language 4
Community College Math 3
TEDV 301 3
TEDV 325 3
TEDV 370 3
Junior Status Needed for BAS 38
5th Semester
ENGV 308 3
TEDV 411 3
TEDV 470 2
TEDV 394A 1
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
6th Semester
BASV 314 3
BASV 319 3
TEDV 473A 2
TEDV 473B 2
TEDV 473C 2
TEDV 394A 1
Tier II General Education 3
7th Semester
TEDV 474 2
TEDV 482 3
LCEV 408 3
TEDV 394B 1
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
8th Semester
TEDV 498 1
TEDV 394B 1
Critical Thinking Course 3
BASV 316 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit aztransfer.com

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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