2014-2015 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog & Student Handbook 
    Jul 16, 2024  
2014-2015 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Education Non-Certification, B.S.

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This program is designed to meet the needs of the federal Head Start program teachers who are required to have an earned bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. The program is open to other qualified applicants, as well. Adults enrolled in this program can complete a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in early childhood education (non-certification) by attending evening and Saturday classes. Requirements for admission to ECN include the following: 1) completion of 48 hours of general education courses towards the early childhood education program; 2) a 2.25 grade point average (GPA) for all courses counted toward the major; 3) secure additional paperwork regarding this program from the School of Education.

University Core and General Education Electives

The University of Mobile’s undergraduate program is comprised of the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Christian Ministries, School of Education, School of Music, School of Nursing, School of Worship Leadership, and the Center for Adult Programs.  All University of Mobile undergraduate students are required to complete certain basic courses that apply uniformly to the Bachelor of Arts degree, the Bachelor of Business Administration degree, the Bachelor of Science degree, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and the Bachelor of Music degree unless otherwise noted.  These are identified as basic course (general education) requirements.

Requirements (Please see NOTES section below)


  1. Consult with your College/School advisor for specific and/or additional requirements relating to general education courses.  For example, COM 101  is required for business, theology, and education majors and teacher certification students.  MA 110  is required for all majors in the School of Business.  Education majors and teacher certification students have very specific requirements, particularly regarding English, Mathematics, History, and Laboratory Sciences.
  2. FS 100 Freshman Seminar (1 semester hour) is required for freshmen only. 
  3. ZCH 007 Chapel (noncredit) is required of traditional undergraduate students. The number of semesters of Chapel (1 to 4 semesters) is based on entry classification. Students in the Center for Adult Programs are exempt from chapel.
  4. Students earning a Bachelor of Arts degree must also take twelve semester hours of a modern foreign language.  See specific requirements in the Modern Foreign Language section of the catalog.


General Electives (26 hours)

Students may use up to 21 hours of Child Development courses as approved by registrar, OR students may elect to complete a minor of 18 hours including at least 6 upper level hours plus 8 elective hours.