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Division of Teacher Education

Endorsements and Specializations

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Early Childhood Education Courses

The Liberal Arts Core Curriculum (LACC) is the same for both the Teaching Authorization and the Early Childhood Studies Major. The distinguishing curricula are found in the Major Courses and Professional Education Core Courses.

 

Early Childhood Teaching Authorization

Early Childhood Studies Major

MAJOR COURSES

108-116 credits

Credits

 

89-96 credits

Credits

Humanities/Language Arts

11-12

 

Humanities/Language Arts

8

LING 210*   Introduction to Linguistics

4

 

LING 210*   Introduction to Linguistics

4

Choose one:  COM 112 (Interpersonal), WR 321 (Business Writing), COM 324 (Business & Professional Communication), LING 314 (Language Study for Elem), WR 322 (Technical Writing), COM 342 (Media Literacy), WR 323  (Intermediate Exposition), PHL 433 (Philosophy for Children)

3-4

 

 

 

Choose one:*  ENG 104, ENG 105, or
ENG 106  Introduction to Literature

4

 

Choose one:*  ENG 104, ENG 105, or
ENG 106 Introduction to Literature

4

Mathematics

18

 

Mathematics

12

MTH 211, MTH 212,** MTH 213** Foundations of Elementary Mathematics

12

 

MTH 211, MTH 212,** MTH 213** Foundations of Elementary Mathematics

12

MTH 396** Elementary Problem Solving

3

 

 

 

Choose one: **MTH 392 (College Algebra for Elem.) MTH 394 (Intro. to Geometry for Elem.)
MTH 393 (Probability & Statistics for Elem.)  MTH 398 (Discrete Math for Elem.)

3

 

 

 

Science

18

 

Science

15

BI 101* General Biology

5

 

Choose one:* BI 101, 102

5

Choose two:*  ES 104, ES 105, or ES 106

10

 

Choose two:*  ES 104, ES 105, or ES 106

10

GS 325 Science Inquiry & Design: K-8 Teachers

3

 

 

 

Social Science

19

 

Social Science

12

Choose two:*  HST 201, 202, 203

8

 

Choose two:*  HST 201, 202, 203

8

Choose one:*  GEOG 105 (Physical), GEOG 106 (Economic), GEOG 107 (Cultural)

4

 

Choose one:*  GEOG 105 (Physical), GEOG 106 (Economic), GEOG 107 (Cultural)

4

Choose one:*  PS 201 American National Government, PS 202 State & Local Government

3

 

 

 

Choose one:*  ECON 201 or ECON 202

4

 

 

 

Education (courses recommended to be taken in numerical order)  Must be completed prior to admission.

39-44

 

Education (courses recommended to be taken in numerical order)  Must be completed prior to admission.

36-41

ED 220 Introduction to Early Childhood Ed.

3

 

ED 220 Introduction to Early Childhood Ed.

3

ED 320D Typical and Atypical Development (3 years-4th grade)***

3

 

ED 320D Typical and Atypical Development (3 years-4th grade)***

3

ED 322 Early Childhood Motor Development and Movement Education (birth-4th grade)***

3

 

ED 322 Early Childhood Motor Development and Movement Education (birth-4th grade)***

3

ED 323 Health & Safety Practices in the Early Childhood Environment (birth-4th grade)

3

 

ED 323 Health & Safety Practices in the Early Childhood Environment (birth-4th grade)

3

ED 324 Creative Arts in EC Settings (birth-4th grade)

3

 

ED 324 Creative Arts in EC Settings (birth-4th grade)

3

ED 326 Technology in Inclusive Early Childhood Settings (birth-4th grade)***

3

 

ED 326 Technology in Inclusive Early Childhood Settings (birth-4th grade)***

3

ED 345 Designing EC Environments (birth-4th grade)

3

 

ED 345 Designing EC Environments (birth-4th grade)

3

ED 348 Developmentally Appropriate Practices: EC Play, Dev. & Lit. (birth-4th grade)***

3

 

ED 348 Developmentally Appropriate Practices: EC Play, Dev. & Lit. (birth-4th grade)***

3

ED 368 Science & Social Studies in EC Settings (birth-4th grade)***

3

 

ED 368 Science & Social Studies in EC Settings (birth-4th grade)***

3

ED 374 Teaching Writing in the Elem. Classroom (Prerequisite: ED 230, ED 240 or ED 348)

3

 

 

 

ED 380 Infant and Toddler Development***

3

 

ED 380 Infant and Toddler Development***

3

ED 382W ECE Family and Community Involvement***

3

 

ED 382W ECE Family and Community Involvement***

3

ED 481D/581 Introduction to ESOL and Bilingual Education

3

 

ED 481D/581 Introduction to ESOL and Bilingual Education

3

If students completed EC programs at other colleges without an emphasis on inclusive practices then they will also be required to complete: ED 371D Inclusive Practices in EC Settings (variable credits, 3-5 credits)

Electives

3-5

 

Electives

6-8

ED 230: Children's Literature, Modern Language, ESOL, ASL, or other credits approved by education advisor

 

 

ED 230: Children's Literature, Modern Language, ESOL, ASL, or other credits approved by education advisor

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION CORE

43 credits

Credits

 

33 credits

Credits

TERM ONE

13

 

TERM ONE

12

ED 443 Developing Literacy: EC Literacy

3

 

ED 443 Developing Literacy: EC Literacy

3

ED 446D Environments for Diverse Learners: EC

3

 

ED 446D Environments for Diverse Learners: EC

3

ED 449W/549 Observation & Assessment of the Young Child

3

 

ED 449W/549 Observation & Assessment of the Young Child

3

ED 404 Student Teaching Seminar I

1

 

 

 

ED 411 Student Teaching I (birth-3 inclusive setting non-licensure component of core)

3

 

ED 411 Student Teaching (birth-3 inclusive setting)

3

TERM TWO

15

 

TERM TWO

12

ED 448/548 Early Childhood Curriculum (birth-grade 4)

3

 

ED 448/548 Early Childhood Curriculum (birth-grade 4)

3

ED 450 Authorization Specialty and Classroom Management in EC: Social-Emotional Dev.

3

 

ED 450 Authorization Specialty and Classroom Management in EC: Social-Emotional Dev.

3

ED 463/563 ECE Numeracy and Mathematics

3

 

ED 463/563 ECE Numeracy and Mathematics

3

ED 405 Student Teaching Seminar II

1

 

ED 409 (I) EC Practica (K-4 Inclusive settings)

3

ED 412 Student Teaching II (K-4 Inclusive settings)

5

 

 

 

TERM THREE

15

 

TERM THREE

9

ED 485/585  ECE Leadership and Administration

3

 

ED 485/585 ECE Leadership and Administration

3

ED 429 Student Teaching Seminar III

2

 

ED 409 (II) EC Practica (3-5 Inclusive settings)

3

ED 498 Student Teaching III (3-5 Inclusive settings)

10

 

ED 427W Professional Development: Early Childhood Studies Capstone

3

Contact

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