Early Childhood Education Degree (100% Online)

Northwest Florida State College is pleased to announce its fully online Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education degree beginning Fall, 2017.  The B.S. ECE degree program is perfect for individuals who have a passion for working with young children ages birth to four years. For current workers in the early childhood education field, the B.S. ECE provides a unique opportunity to broaden knowledge and increase marketability. Benefits of the online B.S. ECE include:

  • Online courses to meet the needs of working adults
  • Flexible schedules with 8 and 16 week classes
  • A learning environment intentionally structured to support students in the online classroom
  • Faculty with extensive experience in the early childhood education industry
  • A comprehensive curriculum of coursework that aligns with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Standards
  • Courses that prepare students for teaching and administrative positions in early childhood education settings

For more infromation contact:

Dr. Inger McGee
Director of Teacher Education
NWFSC, Niceville Campus, building 520 RM. 152
Phone: 850-729-5341, E-Mail: mcgeei@nwfsc.edu 



General Information

The Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, Birth through Four is designed to prepare students to work in programs serving children ages 0-4 years. Graduates will be prepared for advancement in the Early Childhood career field. The degree offers a career ladder for students earning the Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education at NWFSC, which includes the seven state-mandated prerequisite courses. A.S. students will complete an additional 18 hours of General Education classes during their upper division coursework, after admission to the Early Childhood Education program. Students earning an A.A. may also enter this program after completing the state-mandated prerequisite courses. These students will complete technical classes during their upper division coursework after admission to the Early Childhood Education program.

Substitutions for any coursework in this program of study must be approved by the Director of Teacher Education. Please note that some courses below may require lower division prerequisites not specified as program requirements.


CORE COURSES 42 Credits Required
EEC 3213 (4)
Teaching the Language Arts in Early Childhood Education
EEC 3227 (3)
Art, Music, and Movement
EEC 3511 (3)
Curriculum for Infants & Toddlers
EEC 3524 (4)
Professionalism/Program Development
EEC 4404 (3)
Families and Diversity
EEC 4421 (4)
Teaching Math & Science in Early Childhood Education
EEC 4613 (3)
Systematic Observation & Assessment
EEC 3320 (3)
Principles & Methods for Teaching Early Childhood Social Studies
EEX 3604 (3)
Classroom Management in Early Childhood Education
EEX 4201 (3)
Young Children with Special Needs
EEC 4940 (9)
Technical Education 18 Credits
EEC 1201 (3)
Infants and Toddlers
DEP 2100 (3)
Child Growth & Development
EEC 2732 (3)
Child Nutrition, Health & Safety
EEC 1002 (3)
Early Childhood Program Administration
EEX 2010 (3)
Intro to Exceptional Children
EEC 1750 (3)
Guidance for Young Children
Total Upper Division Credits 60

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