Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee,
Date of First Reading: March 28, 2022
Date of Second Reading: April 25, 2022
Title of Motion: Request from Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College – Division of Teacher Preparation – for the establishment of an undergraduate degree – BAE in Early Childhood Education
Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.
Rationale: The BAE program in early childhood education prepares students to meet the educational, behavioral and social-emotional needs of children, ages birth to age 8 or grade 3. This program focuses on child development and best practices in early childhood education, including the skills to create inclusive learning environments; conduct instructional design, planning and facilitation; and assess, monitor and report the progress of young children.