Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education with Montessori Credential and PK-K Licensure (Online & Military Base Undergraduate Program)

This program prepares candidates interested in working with young children ages 2 ½ through six years in public and private schools and other education environments. This major meets MACTE accreditation standards and state registry requirements for ECE. Students successfully completing this program meet the requirements to be recommended for the American Montessori Society (AMS) credential at the Early Childhood Level as well as Hawaii State licensure at the PK-K level. Prior to taking any early childhood courses, it is required that the student take the one credit, ED 101 Introduction to Chaminade Early Childhood Education Course. In addition to the courses below, candidates must complete additional licensure requirements (please see Additional Licensure Requirements).

  • Pre-Major Requirements: PSY 202, ED 101, ED 215, ED 217, ED 233.

  • Major-Requirements: ED 222, ED 431, ED 432A, ED 432B, ED 440, ED 445, ED 461, ED 466, ED 474, ED 479, ED 493A, ED 493B, ED 497A and ED 497B

  • Note: Student Teaching and Seminar must be taken after completion of academic courses. Ed 493A and ED 497A must be taken concurrently in the fall student teaching term and ED 493B and ED 497B must be taken in the following spring student teaching term.