Early Childhood Program Management Degree - Bachelor of Science
Major Requirements (36 credit hours)
All courses are 4 credit hours. (Click a course name below to view course details)
ECPM 300 Quality in Early Childhood Programs
This course provides you with an overview of effective early childhood programs and practices. This course will provide a fundamental standard of early childhood education programs based on the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards. The role that leadership plays in high-quality educational settings will also be studied.
ECPM 310 Essentials of Management
This is an introductory course designed as an overview of the theory and practice of management. The course covers the process of achieving desired results through efficient utilization of human and material resources. The concept of management is presented as a discipline as well as a process, covering the basic functions of management: planning, organizing, delegating, leading and controlling, as well as the developing issues of teams, empowerment, and change management.
ECPM 320 Principles of Leadership
This course introduces leadership by focusing on definitions of leadership, fundamental leadership theory, roles of leaders in various contexts, and an overview of foundational skills required for successful leadership.
ECPM 330 Human Resource Management
This course is an introduction to human resource management and exposes you to issues affecting the management of human resources such as basic legal concepts governing human resource management and fundamental practices such as job analysis, writing a job description, and defining job specifications. In addition, the course covers diversity management, training and development, testing, selection, compensation, and benefits.
ECPM 400 Finance Management
This course exposes you to funds management. You will learn how to compute financial ratios and conduct a financial analysis of a company. The financial analysis will include a company analysis of balance sheets, financial statements, and annual reports.
ECPM 410 Fund Raising and Revenue Generation
This course provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop proposals that are based upon clearly defined needs analysis and project goals. You will also examine budget development, financial accountability, and relations with funding sources.
ECPM 420 Legal and Ethical Considerations
This course will help you develop a foundation in ethical principles. You will be challenged to assess your own principles by evaluating the human, ethical, and legal considerations of various human services scenarios in this course. Emphasis is on ethical approaches to problem solving, communication, managing people, and privacy and accuracy of information.
ECPM 430 Community and Family Advocacy
This course exposes you to the best practices of developing effective partnerships with families. This course focuses on the significance of family diversity and the needs in early care and education. Advocacy though professional development which supports young children and their families will be highlighted.
ECPM 440 Capstone Portfolio
You are asked to demonstrate competency from diverse knowledge of early childhood professional settings and roles. You will conduct in-depth research of a topic for Early Childhood Program Management field as well as prepare material designed to aid you in your career.
Prerequisites for the College of Business' Early Childhood Program Management Accelerated Cohort Bachelor's Degree Completion Program
- Possess an associate's degree, or 60 semester hours completed with a grade of "C-" or higher from an accredited institution of higher learning. Please submit official transcripts
- Currently be employed in a work setting where the academic content of the major can be applied;
- Possess three years of significant work experience relevant to the major, and
- Submit an Application for Admission, completed, signed, and accompanied by the $50 processing fee
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