Early Childhood Education
The Early Childhood Education Major Panel was reconvened in the Summer of 2014. The panel is in the process of determining all major and GECC recommended courses at this time, December 2014, and will post additional recommendations in the coming year.
To teach young children (birth to age 8), teachers must be certified by the state
of Illinois. To transfer into an approved baccalaureate program in Early Childhood
Education as a junior, students must complete a minimum of 60 semester credits (up
to a maximum of 64 semester credits). Since admission is competitive, completion
of the recommended courses does not guarantee admission.
A minimum grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) and passage of the Illinois
Test of Basic Skills (reading, writing, grammar and math) are required for program
Information regarding standards for Professional Preparation and Recruitment is available on the Illinois State
Board of Education Web site.
Updated: September 28, 2010
The major panel courses recommended will be accepted as credit toward the major at the receiving institutions listed.
Credit will either be accepted as a course equivalent or be counted as elective credit toward fulfilling the requirements of the major.
- Once a transfer institution is chosen, students should consult the appropriate transfer guide as soon as possible for guidance on the most successful transfer path .Click here to view other Articulation Agreements..
- Note that if the receiving institution does not offer the course or does not offer it at the lower-division level, the student will receive elective lower-division major credit for the course but may be required to take the course at the upper division level.
- Receiving institutions may still require additional lower division courses to satisfy the major requirements, but students transferring should be able to complete the remaining courses in the same time that a native student can be reasonably expected to do so.
- Approval of this list of recommended courses does not guarantee that the student will be admitted to the receiving institution or to that major.
The following institutions have agreed to the major courses listed below:
|PART I: Early Childhood Education IAI Major Recommendations
| PART II: Early Childhood Education IAI GECC Recommendations
||37-41 semester credits