Early Education and Family Studies Instructor Qualifications (ECE & HEC)
Masters degree in the subject area (listed below) or a Master’s degree in a related area plus 30 quarter credits of coursework in the subject area AND three years recent, full-time equivalent, non-teaching work experience in the field (working with children, families and early childhood care and education professionals in programs serving young children and their families).
Instructors who meet the above requirement may teach all ECE and HEC courses, with the exception of ECE 234.
Degrees in the following areas should be regarded as Master’s degrees in subject area:
- Child and Family Studies
- Human Development
- Public Policy
- Child Development
- Early Childhood Education
- Early Education
- Human Services
- Family Studies
- Developmental Psychology
- Curriculum and Instruction
- Marriage and Family Therapy
- Early Intervention, Early Childhood Special Education
- Adult Education
- Adult Learning
- Early Childhood Studies
- Family Studies and Human Services
- Human Ecology
- Child Psychology
- Infant and Family Development
- Child Life
- Dual Language/Bilingual Education
- Educational Studies
- Reading and Literacy
This list may not be inclusive as there are other degree titles that may be appropriate for the subject and related areas. The Division Dean, in consultation with the Faculty Department chair will make a recommendation to the Dean of Instruction about the applicability of a particular degree that is outside the scope of this list. The Department Chair can determine the applicability of a particular degree to teaching a specific Early Education & Family Studies course.
For ECE 120, 121, 122, 123, 132, 170, 173, 174, 175A, 175B, 175C, 175D, 177, 179, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 191, 193, 194, 197, 198, and HEC 157
Bachelors degree in the subject area (listed above) or a Bachelor’s degree in a related area plus 30 quarter credits of coursework in subject area AND four years recent, full-time equivalent, non-teaching work experience in the field (working with children, families and early childhood care and education professionals in programs serving young children and their families).
Revised Date: November 2013