Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood students and professionals participate in the Belize 2014 School of Education International Field Experience:  Explore Cultural and Linguistic Diversity.
Join the School of Education Belize 2015 Field Experience trip:  
Applications received starting April 17, 2014.  Group size is limited to the first 25 applicants.

Interested students must complete the international Field Experience Application for Belize 2015. Submit it to School of Education Early Childhood Program Secretary, Tammy Snyder with a $200.00 deposit made payable to Campbellsville University. If you do not have a current passport, you must apply immediately. A passport is required to purchase airline tickets.


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 TPA [Forms, Samples, Information]

Task A-1 IECE Teaching and Learning Context  1314 Task A-1 Sample
Task A-1 Teaching and Learning Context for Early Intervention  1314
Task A-1 Sample for EI
Task A-2 IECE Lesson Plan  1314
Task A-2 Ssample
Task A-2 IECE Lesson Plan in a Unit  1314

Task A-2 IECE Lesson Plan for Early Intervention  1314
Task A-2 Sample for EI
Task C IECE Lesson Analysis and Reflection  1314
Task C Sample
Task C IECE Lesson Analysis and Reflection for Early Intervention  1314
Task C Sample for EI
Task D IECE Collaboration  1314
Task D Sample
Task D IECE Collaboration for Early Intervention  1314
Task D Sample for EI
Task E IECE CAP 2 Pre-Professional Growth Plan (PPGP)  1314

Task E IECE CAP 3 Pre-Professional Growth Plan (PPGP)  1314

Task E IECE CAP 4 Pre-Professional Growth Plan (PPGP)  1314

     •Self Assessment of IECE KTS  1314

     • Disposition Recommendation  1314

Task F IECE Leadership  1314
Task F Sample
     • Task F IECE Leadership Guidelines  1314

Task G IECE Unit Framework  1314
Task G Sample
     •IECE Unit Checklist  1314

Task H IECE Assessment Plan  1314
Task H Sample
Task I IECE Instructional Stragegies  1314
Task I Sample
K-W-H-L Template and Instructions  1314
K-W-H-L Sample
Curriculum Web Template  1314
Curriculum Web Sample
Team Agenda  1314
Curriculum Web Sample with ELO
Task J-1 IECE Organizing and Analyzing Results  1314
IECE TPA Task Chart - Degree Completion Program  1314
Glossary  1314