Early Childhood Development and Child Development Program
The program is for students completing the Professional Preschool Education program who wish to further their education at BYU-Idaho. If planned well, students may complete a Bachelor's Degree in Child Development in two additional years, and use the PPE degree as their minor. This is a good option for students wishing a Bachelor's Degree in Child Development, but more training and experience teaching preschool-aged children than the typical BS degree. This is also a good option for students wishing to teach in Head Start programs and other programs requiring a Bachelor's Degree.
The four semesters of core curriculum are:
1st Semester - Preparation - prepare academically and learn the basics of child development and early childhood education theory and practice.
2nd Semester - Support Teacher - have experience in labs (MWF) assisting in preparing and implementing lesson plans and working with children.
3rd Semester - Lead Teacher - write and implement preschool lesson plans, and take responsibility for the classroom, the children, and training support teachers.
4th Semester - Supervisor - observe, support and provide in-service training for the teaching team, work with parents, keep records, and maintain lab facilities.
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