B.S. in Early Childhood Education

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Early Childhood Education

We share your passion for enriching the lives of young children through teaching excellence, and understand your desire to meet all of their needs. SCF is committed to helping you earn the credentials that will help advance your career in education. Find your professional place by pursing a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education.

What you’ll study

As you progress through the early childhood education program, you will demonstrate subject knowledge through field experiences and internships. Learn Lesson planning and management skills that you’ll use every day.

What you’ll learn

You will learn to create environments that are healthy, respectful and age appropriate. You will also develop an understanding and value the diversity of children and their families. Your final three courses will be an intensive internship which will prepare you to enter or advance in the field.

Where it can take you

Our program is uniquely designed for students seeking employment in the field of early childhood services. The program fulfills the legal requirements implemented for Head Start teachers and directors, as well as teachers in Florida Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten programs. Successful completion of this program will prepare you for the Florida Teacher Certification. Create your own style of teaching while meeting state and national standards and connect with the joy of learning.

How to Transition

DEADLINES to apply to the BS Early Childhood Education Degree Program:
For Spring Semester - December 1, 2023
For Summer Semester - April 2, 2024
For Fall Semester - July 1, 2024

The admission requirements for entering the B.S. in Early Childhood Education:

  • The admission requirements for entering the B.S. in Early Childhood Education:

    • Completed A.S. in Early Childhood or A.A. degree( with 2.0 GPA on a scale of 4.0), which must include EEC 1000, EEC 1001, EEC 1319, EEC 1601 
    • Completion of one lower-level prerequisite course: EDF 1005 
    • Successful completion ( grade C or higher) in all required lower-level courses

Admissions Process

Current SCF Students

  1. Log into MySCF
  2. Under your Student tab choose “Student Quick Links”
  3. Click on, “Apply for Admission to Limited Access and Baccalaureate Programs"
  4. Applicant Type - select  BS Early Childhood Education application and complete the online form.

Once you have submitted the online application you will receive an email confirming receipt through your SCF Student email.  Be sure to check your SCF Student email account throughout the application process. 

Non-SCF Student

Use the SCF admission form.

B.S. Internships Requirements

1. Complete all other courses, or have all other courses completed before the Final Internship Semester
2. Submit a completed B.S. Internship (submit in pdf) APPLICATION to: 

DEADLINES to apply to the BS Final Internship:

Fall Semester: April 15
Spring Semester: December 1

Department Chair, Dr. Kristina DeWitt    Program Manager, Lisa Lucas   

Please send ALL inquiries to:              

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