Undergraduate Catalog

B.A. in Education with a Specialization in Early Childhood Education

Summary of Requirements

2020-2021
General Studies 37
Pre-Major Courses 9
Major and Related Courses 71
Free Elective Courses 3
TOTAL 120

Requirements for a Major in Early Childhood Education

For continuation in a teacher education program, an education major must maintain a cumulative degree average of 2.75 or better, with a B or higher in education courses and a C+ or better in all pre-major, pre-professional and related elective courses.

Required pre-major courses 9 hours

To be taken in freshman or sophomore year:

EDU 250Introduction to Education

3

LIN 101Sign Language & Sign Systems

3

PSY 101Introduction to Psychology

3

Required major and related courses 62 hours

Pre-professional Component

EDU 311Foundations of Literacy Teaching and Learning

3

EDU 320Early Childhood Environments

3

EDU 323Educational Psychology

3

MAT 171Bsc Cpts-Math ECE/Elem Tchr I

3

MAT 172Bsc Cpts-Math ECE/Elem Tchr II

3

PSY 311Dev I: Child Psychology

3

Professional Component

EDU 493Integrative Practicum and Seminar in Teaching

3

EDU 600K-12 Curriculum and Instructional Technology

3

EDU 609Home, School and Community Partnerships

3

EDU 620Historical & Curricular Foundations of Early Childhood Education

2

EDU 621Literacy Teaching and Learning: Early Childhood

3

EDU 622Observing, Documenting and Assessing Young Children's Development

3

EDU 624Integrative Methods for Early Childhood Education: Preprimary

3

EDU 626Integrative Methods for Early Childhood Education: K-3

3

EDU 628Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education

9

EDU 639Elementary School Teaching Methods in Mathematics

3

EDU 665Children's Literature

3

EDU 670Teaching Students with Disabilities

3

EDU 694Student Teaching Seminar

3

EDU 600: optional - may count as free elective hours

Related elective courses 9 hours

Choose 3 hours from each of the following areas for a total of 9 hours, in consultation with departmental advisors:

Creativity

ART 126Ceramics: Basic Hand-Building Techniques

3

THE 470Creative Movement and Drama, Preschool - Kindergarten

3

THE 472Educational Drama Grades 1-6

3

Health and Wellness

PER 386Physical Education and Wellness in a School Environment

3

PER 440Adapted Physical Education and Recreation

3

Diversity/Social Justice

DST 311Dynamics of Oppression

3

DST 316Disability Studies

3

GOV 370Human Rights

3

SWK 318Human Diversity

3

Field Experience Requirements up to 160 Clock Hours

Students will complete field experiences in conjunction with the courses below. These field experience hours do not count in the summary of requirements for the specialization. Students will be required to pay a fee for suitability background checks prior to their initial field experiences in the program. The courses with field experiences include:

Required

EDU 320Early Childhood Environments

3

EDU 609Home, School and Community Partnerships

3

EDU 621Literacy Teaching and Learning: Early Childhood

3

EDU 622Observing, Documenting and Assessing Young Children's Development

3

EDU 624Integrative Methods for Early Childhood Education: Preprimary

3

EDU 626Integrative Methods for Early Childhood Education: K-3

3

EDU 320, EDU 609, and EDU 624: 20 clock hours

EDU 621, EDU 622 and EDU 626: 30 clock hours