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Early Childhood Studies

Early Childhood Studies

Chestnut Hill College’s Accelerated Adult Degree Program is designed for the adult learner. The Early Childhood Studies program combines a sound liberal arts background with specific training in educational and child psychology, curriculum methods and materials, and extensive fieldwork. This program is intended for those working with young children who are not seeking teacher certification in the state of Pennsylvania.

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Laura Capozzi, B.S. in Early Childhood Studies

“I have always had a passion for teaching young children and now with my degree I can continue my journey.”

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Major Core Requirements

  • Mathematics: Theory & Application I
  • Mathematics: Theory & Application II
  • Introduction to Human Services
  • Development/Early Years
  • Educational Psychology/Early Years
  • Foundations/Theory ECE
  • Methods/Theory ECE
  • Early Literacy
  • Health and Safety Methods
  • Teaching Reading with Trade Books
  • Creative Arts Methods
  • Family and Community Partners
  • Pre-K-4 Assessment
  • Introduction to Special Education
  • Reading Intervention/Diverse Learners
  • ESL Foundations & Methods
  • Senior Seminar

Major Elective Requirements

Any three of the following courses are required as major electives:

  • Leadership Administration of Programs for Young Children
  • Issues in Supervision of Programs for Young Children
  • The Business of Child Care
  • Writing Methods
  • Math Methods/Assessment
  • Social Studies Methods/Assessment
  • Science Methods/Assessment

Off-site Locations

In addition to the main campus, classes are also offered at convenient off-site locations including: Father Judge High School in Northeast Philadelphia, Bonner Prendergast Catholic High School in Drexel Hill, Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, and the University Center at Montgomery County Community.

Transferring Credits

Students can transfer up to 75 credits from another accredited college or university. Prior Learning Assessment options can also help you earn credits for on-the-job experience and training programs.

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