Childhood & Exceptional Student Education

Contact:  McKenzie Peterman
Undergraduate Advisor and
Admission Coordinator

University Hall 242D

Program Overview
Bachelor of Science (BSED) in Early Childhood Education
Child and Family Studies (Non-certification)


Graduates work with children in settings that do not require a teaching certificate including pre-school centers and after school programs.

Program Outcomes

The Armstrong program meets the following goals:

  • an interdisciplinary approach to child and family development.
  • learn how the well-being and healthy development of individuals and their families affect how they function as a unit.
  • learn how societal, economical, and cultural differences affect children and families and create opportunities, or how these differences can hinder opportunities.
  • develop individuals who can serve a broad spectrum of constituencies.
  • serve the needs of individuals within the Armstrong service area in southeast Georgia.
  • support area communities’ efforts to better family life.

Courses & Requirements

In the Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education - Child and Family Studies program, you will gain valuable field placement and internship experience in local schools. You will complete 60 hours in the major (including a semester-long Pre-Community Internship I and a semester-long Community Internship II).  These experiences are integrated throughout major courses. This program does not lead to a teacher certificate.


It is recommended you make an appointment and meet regularly with your advisor. 


Students assume primary responsibility for knowledge of and compliance with program requirements. Questions should be directed to the student's advisor or academic department.