The Early Chilhood Program has national recognition by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Maryland State department of Education (MSDE). The primary objective of the program in Early Childhood Education is to prepare well-qualified teachers who will be effective in guiding the learning experiences of children in Head Start programs, day care centers, pre-school programs, kindergartens, and grades one through three. The focal point of the program is the recognition of the child's individuality and the development of his or her self-worth and security. Within the scope of the program, prospective teachers have opportunities to acquire those skills and understandings that will enable them to stimulate the sensory and cognitive abilities of the child through exploration, experimentation, discovery, and successful experiences. Classroom experiences are primarily conducted at one of our professional Development Schools (PDS) sites.
Students who are interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree in early childhood education must meet the following requirements in order to declare a major:
Students may contact the Office of Financial Aid at (410) 951-3636 for information on financial aid. The Maryland Higher Education Commission, State Scholarship Administration at (410) 260-4511, also provides a variety of financial aid programs. Students seeking financial aid should also contact their state Senator or Delegate for information on Senatorial Scholarships.
For more information or to arrange an appointment for advising, please contact:
Dr. Yanghee Kim, ECED Program Coordinator
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Coppin State University
2500 W. North Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21216-3698
Phone: 410 - 951 - 3033