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.

SCF Presents the Barancik Foundation Early Educators Cohort

Love working with young children? Have a completed AS degree in Early Childhood? The Barancik Foundation Early Childhood Education Cohort is for you! Cohort members receive a scholarship that will pay for completion of the B.S. Early Childhood Education degree, $200 toward General Knowledge Prep Classes and $130 toward completion of the General Knowledge Test. Space is limited. Application must be received by March 15th.

Applications accepted February 15 through April 1, 2019
Email completed application to:

Apply Now: Cohort Application

For additional information contact Dr. April Fleming,, 941-363-7265

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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
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 1601 & EEC 1319
  • Completion of the three prerequisite courses for Florida Teacher Preparation Programs:

EDF 1005 - Introduction to the Teaching Profession & Field Experience  
EDF 2085 - Introduction to Diversity for Educators & Field Experience  
EME 2040 - Introduction to Technology for Educators  

  • Successful completion ( grade C or higher) in all prerequisite courses

Admissions Process
Current SCF Students:
1. Sign on to MY SCF
2. Select “Banner Self ‐ Service”
3. Select “Apply for Admission to Limited Access and Baccalaureate Programs”
4. Select “Display Application Information”
5. Application Type "BS Early Childhood Education"
6. Complete the Application Process

Non SCF Student:
Apply to SCF

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 APPLICATION to:

B.S. Final Internship Application Deadlines:
Fall Semester: July 1
Spring Semester: November 1
Summer Semester: March 1


Info Sessions
Info sessions are a great place to learn about SCF education programs, talk with faculty, staff and administrators and receive answers to your questions. Upcoming event will be listed as they are scheduled:

Virtual Info Session

Program Director: Dr. April L. Fleming
Lakewood Ranch 

Program Assistant: Linda Baxter-Plank
941-408-1412 Venice

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