How to Declare the ECS Major or Minor

Are you thinking of declaring Early Childhood studies as your Major or Minor? Do you have questions about our program? We are here to help you! Please contact an Early Childhood Studies Advisor.

Prerequisites

Students wishing to add the Early Childhood Major or Minor are required to have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.5.

Major

Download the Early Childhood Major Program Information Packet

The ECS department will NOT be accepting applications between April 13 and April 30, 2018.

If you wish to apply for the Early Childhood Studies major, please take the following steps:

  1. Ensure your GPA is 2.5 or higher.
  2. Pick up a "Change of Major" form from Admissions and Records (2nd floor of Salazar Hall) and an Early Childhood Studies major application in the School of Education (Stevenson Hall 1078) or online.
    • Students must declare a concentration in either Early Childhood Development or Early Childhood Education when the ECS major is declared.
  3. Schedule an appointment with the Early Childhood Studies Major Advisor.
  4. Bring the above documents with you to your advising meeting.

Transfer Students

Download the Early Childhood Studies Transfer Information Packet

To enter SSU as an Early Chilhood Studies major, transfer students must have a GPA of at least 2.5. Transfer students should indicate the ECS major and designate a concentration (Early Childhood Development or Early Childhood Education) on their application to SSU. If you have taken related coursework at another institution, these courses may meet some of the ECS major requirements. You will need to meet with the Early Childhood Studies Advisor to determine your individual course credits.

Minor

Download the Early Childhood Studies Minor Information Packet 

If you wish to apply for the Early Childhood Studies minor, please take the following steps:

  1. Ensure your GPA is 2.5 or higher.
  2. Pick up a "Change of Major" form from Admissions and Records (2nd floor of Salazar Hall) and an Early Childhood Studies minor application in the School of Education (Stevenson Hall 1078) or online.
  3. Schedule an appointment with the Early Childhood Studies Minor Advisor.
  4. Bring the above documents with you to your advising meeting.