Early Childhood Education (Minor)

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​The Early Childhood Education minor provides a learning opportunity to all DePaul Students for those interested in the care and education of young children. Students interested in this minor should consult home college advisors and secure permission from the Early Childhood Program to enroll.

Course Requirements

​Seven courses from the following list selected in consultation with an academic advisor and Early Childhood Program faculty:

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select seven courses from the following list selected in consultation with an academic advisor and Early Childhood Program faculty:28
ART, MUSIC, AND MOVEMENT FOR THE YOUNG CHILD
CHILD GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
CHILD AND FAMILY IN THE URBAN COMMUNITY
INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD (BIRTH TO 8)
YOUNG EXCEPTIONAL CHILD: METHODS AND CHARACTERISTICS
PREPRIMARY PROGRAMS: CURRICULUM AND STRATEGIES
ASSESSMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD INCLUSIVE SETTINGS

​Note: Students in DePaul's College of Education programs in Elementary Education, Physical Education, Special Education, Secondary Education, or World Language Education cannot select the ECE minor. Students may elect to take courses in this minor or other education courses but it would not lead to an endorsement on their Professional Educator License at the completion of their program, though it may be applied in the future to a post-degree program leading to the addition of an endorsement.