The Department of Human Development and Learning in the Clemmer College of Education offers an interdisciplinary undergraduate program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in early childhood development. The program is designed to provide academic preparation in the growth and development of young children (0-8), their families, and environmental factors influencing their development. This major leads to licensure in PreK-3 in the state of Tennessee.
Advising: Each student will be assigned a faculty advisor when he or she enters the early childhood development program. Beyond the major requirements, the students and their advisors will determine the courses needed that are consistent with the students’ professional interests and goals.
Early Childhood Development (PreK-Grade 3 Licensure)
This program in early childhood is designed to meet the state competencies for licensure in PreK-3. It includes courses in early childhood development, a professional education component, and a student teaching experience in both PreK-K and grades 1-3.
TBR General Education Requirements: 41-42 Credit Hours
Admission: Any student who chooses to pursue early childhood for licensure in PreK-3 must apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program.
Transfer Students: Transfer students should apply for admission into the program and meet with an early childhood development advisor to plan their program. These students must meet the requirements of the university regarding transfer and program admission.