Early Childhood B.A.

General Educational Core Requirements 137-58
Early Childhood Major Core Requirements39
Electives 144-23
Total Units120

Early Childhood Major Core Requirements

Lower Division
Upper Division
ECED-300Guiding the Young Child's Behavior3
ECED-301Infant and Toddler: Development and Theory3
ECED-305The Exceptional Child and the Inclusive Classroom3
ECED-316STEM/STEAM: Math for the Young Child3
ECED-320Language and Literacy for Young Children3
ECED-322STEM/STEAM: Science for the Young Child3
ECED-400Early Communication Skills and Literacy In Multilingual Communities3
ECED-405Advanced Curriculum Design and Development in Early Childhood Education3
ECED-460Advanced Practicum I3
ECED-499Capstone for Early Childhood Education Bachelor of Arts Degree3
EC Upper Division Electives9
Total Units39

Disclaimer: This sample Multi-Year Plan is provided as a guide for the recommended sequencing of courses. Vanguard University requires that students complete a minimum of 120 units of required course work as outlined on the Requirements tab in order to receive a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. It is the student's responsibility to confirm with the department the course rotation before enrolling in courses. If applicable, please note the footnotes at the bottom of the page for additional information related to courses listed in a particular year and term. Questions, contact the School for Professional Studies. 


Plan of Study Grid
Year 1 Term 1Units
ENGL-220 Researched Writing 3
ENGL-115 Foundations for College Writing II 3
CORE-110 Vanguard Foundations of College Writing I 3
ELCT-PLHD3AGeneral Elective 3 Units 3
 Units12
Year 4 Term 1
ECED-330 Early Foundations for Moral and Character Development 3
ECED-340 Transitional Kindergarten Programs 3
ECED-338 Advanced Administration of Early Childhood Education Programs 3
 Units9
Year 4 Term 2
ECED-345 STEM/STEAM: Technology and Engineering for the Young Child 3
ECED-350 Ministering to Parents and Families 3
ECED-410 Leadership and Advocacy in Early Childhood Education 3
 Units9
Term 4 Term 3
ECED-460 Advanced Practicum I 3
ECED-499 Capstone for Early Childhood Education Bachelor of Arts Degree 3
ECED-465 Advanced Practicum II 3
 Units9
Year 1 Term 2
ENGL-230 Literary Perspectives 3
ELCT-PLHD3AGeneral Elective 3 Units 3
SOCS-PLPSCRPS Social Science Core Requirement 3
REML-PLHDSPS Religion Requirement 3
 Units12
Year 1 Term 3
ELCT-PLHD3AGeneral Elective 3 Units 3
MATH-PLMASCIPS Math/Science Core Requirement 3
SOCS-PLPSCRPS Social Science Core Requirement 3
 Units9
Year 2 Term 1
ELCT-PLHD6Electives 6 Units 6
MATH-PLMASCIPS Math/Science Core Requirement 3
SOCS-PLPSCRPS Social Science Core Requirement 3
 Units12
Year 2 Term 2
ELCT-PLHD6Electives 6 Units 6
HUMA-PLPSCRPS Humanities Core Req 3
 Units9
Year 2 Term 3
ELCT-PLHD9Elective 9 Units 9
 Units9
Year 3 Term 1
ECED-300 Guiding the Young Child's Behavior 3
ECED-305 The Exceptional Child and the Inclusive Classroom 3
ELCT-PLHD3AGeneral Elective 3 Units 3
 Units9
Year 3 Term 2
ECED-315 Math and Science for the Young Child 3
ECED-320 Language and Literacy for Young Children 3
ECED-306 Exceptional Children: Teaching Language Arts, Math and Science for Students With Severe Disabilities 3
 Units9
Year 3 Term 3
ECED-400 Early Communication Skills and Literacy In Multilingual Communities 3
ECED-405 Advanced Curriculum Design and Development in Early Childhood Education 3
ECED-327 STEM/STEAM: Arts and Creative Learning for the Young Child 3
 Units9
 Total Units117