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Early Childhood Education

The Early Childhood Education program offered at Harding University certifies a candidate to teach pre-kindergarten through fourth grades (P-4).

General Information
All Early Childhood Education majors must meet the requirements for Admission to the Teacher Education ProgramAdmission to the Supervised Teaching Semester, and the criteria below:

  • At least 45 upper-level hours, at least eight hours of textual Bible classes including one Old Testament textual class, and 128 total hours are required for graduation.
  • English course sequence of 113, 201 or 202, and 211 is required.
  • ECED 350, RDNG 412, and RDNG 413 should be taken in this sequence.
  • EDFD 203 is a prerequisite for ART 211 and ECED 350.
  • ART 101 is a prerequisite for ART 211.
  • EDFD 311 is a prerequisite for ECED 420.
  • ECED 410 is a prerequisite for ECED 411.
  • Students are not permitted to take an education course by correspondence or by examination, and the following course must be taken in residence at Harding: EDFD 311.
  • Students should take EDFD 202 and 203 during their sophomore year but no later than the junior year.
  • Students should apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program as soon as they complete EDFD 202 and 203.
  • Students should reserve either the fall or spring semester of the senior year for the block of courses accompanying student teaching.

Suggested Program for Early Childhood Education

Curriculum Plans (PDF)

If you have difficulty in downloading the PDF's above visit Adobe Support for help with downloading or contact education@harding.edu and they can mail you the forms if you are a prospective student. Please provide your address and your graduation month and year.

College of Education
Box 12254
Searcy, AR 72149
501-279-4242
501-279-4051 (fax)
education@harding.edu

Teacher Education/
Field Experiences
501-279-4050

Graduate Studies
501-279-4315
gradstudiesedu@harding.edu

Educational Leadership
501-279-4117

Graduate Reading
501-279-5107

Professional Counseling: Clinical & School
501-279-4500

Adult and Extended Education
501-279-5726
COEadultEd@harding.edu

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