Through the Center for Extended Learning, Rochester College offers an accelerated program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Studies. Admission to this degree completion program requires an associate’s degree in Early Childhood and current employment in the early childhood field. Required observation hours connected with specific classes can satisfy the current employment requirement. The Early Childhood program does NOT lead to elementary (K-8) teacher certification.

This program is offered at our main campus in Rochester Hills, Macomb’s University Center in Clinton Township and at Mott’s University Center in Flint.

Requirements for the BS in Early Childhood Studies
General Education Core 25

  • PSY 2013 General Psychology 
  • Intro to ECS (taken elsewhere)
  • ECS practicum (taken elsewhere)
Early Childhood Studies Major 45
ECS 3243 Math and Science for Young Children 3
ECS 3303 Legal Issues in Early Childhood 3
ECS 3323 Assessment of the Young Child 3
ECS 3423 Diversity Issues in Early Childhood 3
ECS 3433 Creative Arts for Young Children 3
ECS 4303 Family Education and Advocacy 3
ECS 4313 Classroom Interactions 3
ECS 4443 Emerging Language and Literacy 3
ECS 4613 Special Needs Children & Families (Main Campus) OR ECS 4623 Identifying & Serving the At-Risk Child (Macomb and Mott) 3
ECS 4653 Leadership Issues in Early Childhood 3
ECS 4943 Ethics in Early Childhood 3
PSY 3193 Infant and Toddler Development 3
PSY 3203 Child Development 3
RDG 3313 Children’s Literature 3
REL 1013 Survey of Biblical Literature 3
Electives 41