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Applied Science: Early Childhood Education Emphasis

Bachelor of Applied Science

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The Early Childhood Education (ECE) emphasis 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 with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education 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.

Math Required:


    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.
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

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.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
ENGL 101 3
Junior Status Needed for BAS 35
ENGL 102 3
2nd Semester Second Language 4
BASV 314: Math for Applied Science 3
TEDV 301: Intro to ECE 3
TEDV 325: Assessment in ECE 3
FSHV 323 or TEDV 372: Child Development 3
FSHV 337 or HUSV 371: Family & Community 3
2nd Semester
ENGV 308: Advanced Writing 3
TEDV 411: Technology for Educators 3
TEDV 470: Guidance/Classroom Mgmt 2
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
3rd Semester
FSHV 384: Ethics, Professionalism, & Leadership 3
TEDV 473A: EC Math/Science 2
TEDV 473B: EC Language Arts/Social Studies 2
TEDV 473C: EC Arts/Phys Ed 2
MATV 302A or TEDV 370: Understanding EC Math & Sci 3
LCEV 404: Cultural Diversity in Education 3
4th Semester
TEDV 482: EC Language & Literacy 3
TEDV 496, LCEV 408 or TEDV 493E 2
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
TEDV 474: Tch Exceptional Children 2
5th Semester
TEDV 493E: Internship 2
Critical Thinking Course 3
BASV 316: Intro to Methods of Analysis 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
TEDV 498: Capstone 1
8th Semester
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

  • 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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