Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood students and professionals participated in the Belize 2014 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
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 - 0023 paper test or 5023 computer test) 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 (SE) [Forms and Information] 

SE:  IECE Lesson Plan  1415
SE:  IECE Lesson Plan for Developmental Intervention  1415
SE:  IECE Pre-Lesson Reflection  1415

SE:  IECE Lesson Analysis and Reflection  1415

SE:  IECE Lesson Analysis and Reflection for Developmental Intervention  1415
SE:  IECE Observation and Discussion Post-Lesson  1415

SE:  IECE Collaborative Leadership  1415
SE:  IECE Collaborative Leadership for Developmental Intervention  1415

SE:  IECE Pre-Professional Growth Plan CAP 2  1415
SE:  IECE Pre-Professional Growth Plan CAP 3  1415

SE:  IECE Pre-Professional Growth Plan CAP 4  1415

Self-Assessment of IECE Kentucky Teacher Standards  1415

Self-Assessment of PGES Domains  1415
Self-Assessment of Disposition  1415
IECE Kentucky Teacher Standards  1415

PGES Framework for Teaching Overview  1415

‚ÄčIECE Unit Development

IECE Unit Checklist  1415

SE:  IECE Unit Framework  1415

SE:  IECE Unit Assessment Plan  1415
SE:  IECE Unit Instructional Strategies and Activities  1415
SE:  IECE Unit Analysis and Reflection  1415
IECE K-W-H-L Template and Instructions  1415
K-W-H-L Sample  1415 
IECE Curriculum Web Template  1415
Curriculum Web Sample  1415
IECE Team Agenda  1415
Curriculum Web Sample with ELO  1415

Sources of Evidence and Assignment Resources