Early Childhood Education Degree


Early Childhood students and professionals participated in the Belize 2015 and 2016 School of Education International Field Experience:  Explore Cultural and Linguistic Diversity.



The School of Education offers two Bachelor of Science degree programs in Early Childhood Education

All early childhood degree programs are offered on Campbellsville's main campus.  Bachelor degree programs are offered as degree-completion programs for students completing associate degrees in early childhood at the following off-campus sites:

  • Louisville
  • Elizabethtown
  • Somerset
  • Owensboro

The School of Education offers an IECE Professional Specialty Option in the Teacher Leader Master of Arts in Education (TL-MAE) Program.  For more information, visit the School of Education Graduate Webpage ro contact:

1.  Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (IECE)

IECE Certificate to teach children birth through kindergarten.

The IECE Program prepares students to teach in a preschool and kindergarten in a Kentucky public school and to work as a Developmental Interventionist - a certified position serving families and their children birth to age three who are at risk for disabilities.  Candidates must meet admission requirements (See CAP 2 Application).  Graduates are required to pass IECE specialty exam (Praxis II - 5023) administered by ETS and successfully complete a one-year supervised internship for full certification.

2.  Early Childhood Education (ECE)

Non-Certified degree for classified positions and other careers in early childhood that do not require teacher certification.  

3.  Associate of Science Degree and a Director's Credential are also offered.  Courses leading to the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential are offered in partnership with Head Start Agencies.

Students with a Kentucky Childcare Commonwealth Credential receive credit for ECE 111. Students with a Child Development Associate credential receive credit for ECE 111 and ECE 140.

IECE Sources of Evidence (SoE) Templates

Informal Assessment Templates