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Early Childhood Development, B.S.

Learn. Enrich. Inspire.

The W's Early Childhood Development (ECD) degree program is designed to train entry-level early childhood education leaders. The curriculum aligns with National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards and is designed to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age eight, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research with quality instruction. Alongside top-notch classes, our program includes Residency courses to give our students more classroom experience than any other program in the state.

Please note: All entering freshmen and transfer Education students will begin their major as Early Childhood Development. After completing Block 1 Education courses, completing the MDE Praxis Core exam or earning a 21 or higher composite ACT score, and maintaining an overall GPA of 2.75 or greater, students may apply to become an Elementary Education major if interested.


*Updated September 2019 - DEO