Undergraduate Early Childhood Studies

All EDEC courses will be taught via remote instruction in Fall 2020. It is important to keep the scheduled times of your courses free so that you are available to participate in synchronous activities that may be required by your instructor. You will receive information specific to your course on the first day of class.  

See you in the fall!


The Department of Early Childhood Studies (ECS) provides a high-quality curriculum that is committed to improving early childhood education and advocating for social justice equity for an increasingly diverse group of young children and their communities.

The Major, Minor, and Masters Programs prepare students to work effectively with children in early childhood (birth to age 8). The program will also focus on preparing professionals to be leaders and advocates on behalf of all children and families.

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The Department of Early Childhood is happy to announce a B.A. Degree in Early Childhood Studies with a Special Education Credential beginning Fall 2020. There is a critical need for special education teachers in California and across the nation. With the Early Childhood Studies Integrated Teacher Education program in Special Education (ITEP-SE), you have the opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Studies and a credential in Special Education in a four-year intensive program.