Apr 20, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Early Childhood Minor

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Students in the Early Childhood minor will develop knowledge and skills related to child development, curriculum design, child guidance, professional ethics, and collaboration with families. This minor will focus on working with children ages birth through 6 in early childhood settings that do not require an Indiana teaching license. This minor can complement a number of majors on campus, such as Psychology, Sociology, Communications, Spanish, and General Studies. In addition, students who desire to own and/or direct an early learning program might be Business or Organizational Leadership majors.

Declaring this Minor:

  • Declare this minor with the School of Education.

Program Requirements:

  • The catalog term for the minor will match that of your major degree program.
  • At least 6 credits must be earned as resident credit at the 200+ level or above.
  • You must earn a grade of C- or higher for all courses required in the minor.
  • A minor is not awarded if requirements are not completed by the time your major degree is certified for graduation.

To earn the minor in Early Childhood, you must fulfill the following requirements in addition to those noted above:

Total Credits: 24

Student Responsibility

You are responsible for ensuring that you satisfy all graduation requirements specified for each selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies, and procedures governing your academic career.  If you cannot complete all program requirements by your stated graduation date but fail to remove those from your plan of study, the Registrar’s Office in consultation with your academic advisor will remove unmet pursuits from your plan of study. Changing curricular records during the graduation term of application may affect state or federal financial aid awards. All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean. 

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