Courses

The list below includes all courses offered by the online Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood & Family Studies program. Students do not need to complete every course to earn the degree; you should consult with your program adviser to create an individualized course of study.

Introductory Courses

ECFS 200: Introduction to Early Childhood & Family Studies: Being a Professional & Leader in the Field

ECFS 201: Introduction to Online Learning

EDPSY 302: Child Development & Learning

Foundational Courses

ECFS 401: Understanding Early Childhood & Family Studies Research

ECFS 402: Social Policy & Young Children & Families

ECFS 419: Family & Community Influences on the Young Child

NSG 432: Infants & Young Children: Risk & Resilience

General Development Courses

ECFS 311: Teaching from the Inside Out: Being a Resilient Educator

EDPSY 406: Learning & Teaching in Our Changing World

ECFS 310: Early Childhood Education Lecture Series: Influential Scholars in the Field

EDSPE 404: Exceptional Children

Service Learning & Capstone

ECFS 303: Service Learning & Research: Focus on Emotional Support & Classroom Organization

ECFS 403: Senior Capstone

Teaching and Learning Required Courses

ECFS 301: Early Childhood Curriculum

ECFS 312: Positive Behavior Support in Early Childhood

ECFS 321: Engaging Interactions & Environments

ECFS 410: Laying the Foundation for Reading: Supporting Language & Literacy Development in Preschool

ECFS 400: Child Observation & Assessment

ECFS 411: Fostering the Development of Young Children’s Mathematics & Science Knowledge & Skills

ECFS 454: Senior Project I

ECFS 455: Senior Project II

ECFS 456: Senior Project III

ECFS 480: Individualizing Teaching & Learning

Courses Outside the ECFS Major

In addition to the above courses, ECFS students may take other designated online classes through the UW, as well as any course available through UW Summer Quarter, to fulfill their graduation requirements.

Once you are enrolled in the ECFS program, your academic adviser will give you more information about these specific courses. You will be charged the same per-credit cost for these courses as your ECFS courses.