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Early-Childhood-Development-and-Learning-Major-Minor
​​​​​​Early Childhood Development and Learning
The Early Childhood Development and Learning major is a structured plan of study designed to meet the training guidelines of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). This concentration is especially appropriate for students who plan on working in early childhood settings such as preschools, Head Start programs, and child care centers without focusing on elementary education. This major is approved by the Michigan Department of Education for employment as a lead teacher in non-public school Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) preschools. Find your early childhood advisor!​ 

Requi​red courses include
  • HDF 100: Lifespan Development
  • HDF 200: Constructivism as a Tool for Learning
Check out the early childhood development and learning course list.​

Early Childhood Development and Learning(B.S. in Education)
The Early Childhood Development and Learning Major for elementary education focuses on the interdisciplinary study of children from birth through age eight within the context of teaching and working with children in educational settings. Students who complete this program may take the Michigan Early Childhood Examination, which results in the addition of the Early Childhood (ZS) Endorsement to the student's K-8 teaching certificate. The ZS Endorsement is required for employment in Michigan Public School Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) preschools. 
Find your early childhood
advisor!
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Requi​red courses include
  • ​​HDF 100: Lifespan Development
  • HDF 200: Constructivism as a Tool for Learning

Check out the early childhood development and learning course list.​​​

Early Childhood Development and Learning Minor (B.S. in Education)
This minor is especially appropriate for students who plan on working in inclusive early childhood settings such as Pre-K - 3 elementary classrooms, child care centers, preschools, Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Find your early childhood advisor!​ 

Check out the early childhood development and learning minor course list.
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