Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood students and professionals participated 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.

Program Information

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

Tasks and Assignment Resources

  • Adaptation Overview for Inclusion  1314
  • Adaptation Matrix  1314
  • Adaptations by Activity  1314
  • Adaptations by Type  1314
  • Adaptations for Lesson Plan Development  1314
  •  Analysis of Student Learning - Lesson and Unit Objectives  1314
  • Approaches to Learning  1314
  • Assistive Technologies Examples  1314
  • Bloom's Revised Taxonomy  1314
  • Bloom's Taxonomy Verb Chart  1314
  • Continuum of Teaching Strategies  1314
  • Curriculum Modifications Planning Unit Objectives  1314
  • Degrees of Mastery  1314

Division of Early Childhood (DEC) - Recommended Practices - All Strands

  • Differentiated Instruction and Assessment Resources  1314
  • Differentiation - Individualized  1314
  • Form A  1314
  • IECE Kentucky Teacher Standards  1314
  • Learning Target Levels  1314
  • Planning Unit Objectives  1314
  • Specially Designed Instruction and Supplemental Aids/Services  1314
  • Team Agenda  1314
  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL)  1314

    Informal Assessment Templates

    • ABC Event Sampling  1314
    • Anecdotal Note  1314
    • Annotated Photo  1314
    • Checklist  1314
    • Checklist - Gross Motor  1314
    • Checklist - Speech/Language  1314
    • Checklist - Self Help Skills/Adaptive  1314
    • Child Work Sample  1314
    • Class Log List  1314
    • Class Log List - Self-Esteem  1314
    • Class Log List - Social  1314
    • Cognitive Tasks  1314
    • Event Sampling  1314
    • Frequency Count  1314
    • Language and Literacy Developmental Rating Scale  1314
    • Learning Log  1314
    • Literacy Rating Scale  1314
    • Rating Scale  1314
    • Running Records  1314
    • Specimen Record  1314
    • Teacher Work Sample  1314
    • Time Sample  1314