Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
Campbellsville University’s Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (IECE) equips graduates with a clear path to teaching preschool, early care education, or other specialized centers, as well as the skills to become a certified Developmental Interventionist. Serving disabled children from birth to age three, a Developmental Interventionist provides relevant care and lends support to a child’s family. Held at the Larry and Beverly Noe Somerset Education Center, our advanced curriculum equips students with skills needed to teach in the field, and the program is similarly designed to reflect a professional teaching environment.
The School of Education is also accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (now called the Council for the Accreditation Educator Preparation, or CAEP).
For our interdisciplinary early childhood education degree, admission requirements include an unofficial transcript (with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.7), sufficient PRAXIS scores in Reading, Math, and Writing, a recommendation/evaluation from the department, and a personal essay. Students are also required to pass a specialty exam and complete a supervised, yearlong internship to receive certification.
At the Somerset Education Center, continuing students can reach their academic goals in less time than a typical university schedule. Our satellite campus holds an accelerated program with rigorous classes that meet two nights a week, Monday to Thursday. In addition to the IECE degree, the Education Center offers a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education (ECE), where students can gain skills to become a preschool or childcare center director, as well as an elementary school teacher.
No matter which pathway you choose to reach your teaching goals, Campbellsville University is an excellent choice for early childhood education. We are also regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Our Education Center is facilitated by a phenomenal group of full-time and adjunct faculty, including Dr. Sharon Hundley, Dr. Marilyn Goodwin, Phoebe Williamson, and Dr. Donna Fohl. We invite you to explore our interdisciplinary early childhood education degree in more detail — thank you for visiting Campbellsville University’s Somerset Education Center.
Dr. Sharon Hundley