Academics

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, 2022
For Summer Semester - April 2, 2023
For Fall Semester - July 1, 2023

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

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. Submit passing *General Knowledge Test grades to the Early Childhood Education Department
2. Complete all other courses, or have all other courses completed before the Final Internship Semester
3. Submit a completed B.S. Internship (submit in pdf) APPLICATION to: daviesp@SCF.edu 

*Please provide test results or confirmation of GKT appointment when you submit your internship application.

DEADLINES to apply to the BS Final Internship:
Fall Semester: April 15
Spring Semester: December 1

Department Chair, Dr. Kristina DeWitt                      Program Manager, Eunice Lopez
941-408-1413                                                            941-408-1412   lopeze@scf.edu
dewittk@SCF.edu

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