Educating young children for the liberal arts has been a tradition at Hillsdale College for more than 80 years. Mary Proctor Randall Preschool, an award-winning facility, sits at the heart of campus. Within the Preschool, students can pursue educational experiences and interact with young children in a laboratory setting. Seeking to benefit both its young pupils and college students, Mary Randall Preschool represents a rich blend of educational heritage and innovation.
The Early Childhood Education minor at Hillsdale College allows students to incorporate laboratory experience at Mary Randall into their formal education. Such preparation gives students a clear career-path advantage in today's competitive marketplace.
Course requirements for the minor in Early Childhood Education (20 credit hours):
EDU 106* Introduction to Early Childhood Education
EDU 206* Child Development and Early Childhood Education
EDU 306* Early Childhood Education Instructional Program
EDU 406 Children's Literature
EDU 476# Assessment and Screening in Early Childhood Education
EDU 506 Preschool Directed Teaching
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
SPC 201 Fundamentals of Speech Communication
EDU 599 Assistantship
*Prerequisites for EDU 476
#Prerequisite for EDU 506
Note: The early childhood education minor, once restricted to students seeking state certification, is available to all students. This standalone minor is designed for students seeking a career in preschool education, or in a related field, that does not require certification.
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