Early Childhood - Bachelor of Science in Education

All students wishing to complete a degree in Early Childhood Education (licensure track) must apply to the Teacher Education Program. Additional information on the application process can be obtained from the College of Education Undergraduate Resource Center. A 2.5 minimum GPA is required for admission to the Teacher Education Program and graduation. Students must pass ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition, ENGL 211G Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Area II, Prerequisite courses, and Early Childhood Core courses with a grade of C- or better.

General Education Courses
Area I: English and Communications:
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition4
ENGL 211GWriting in the Humanities and Social Sciences3
or ENGL 311G Advanced Composition
COMM 253GPublic Speaking3
or COMM 265G Principles of Human Communication
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 111Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I3
MATH 112GFundamentals of Elementary Math II3
Area III: Laboratory Sciences:
Two different subjects with labs, must be G courses:8
The Planets4
Introduction to Astronomy
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory
4
Natural History of Life
and Natural History of Life Laboratory
4
Cellular and Organismal Biology
and Cellular and Organismal Biology Laboratory
4
Introductory Environmental Science4
Introductory Geology4
The Dynamic Earth4
Geography of the Natural Environment4
The Great Ideas of Physics4
Introduction to Acoustics4
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory
4
General Physics II
and General Physics II Laboratory
4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences (9 credits):
C EP 110GHuman Growth and Behavior3
Choose two courses from two different departments:6
Introduction to Anthropology3
Introduction to Economics3
Principles of Macroeconomics3
Principles of Microeconomics3
World Regional Geography3
Culture and Environment3
American National Government3
Introduction to Political Science3
Introductory Sociology3
Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credits):
Choose one of the following3
Roots of Modern Europe3
Modern Europe3
Global History to 15003
Global History Since 1500
Choose one of the following3
Introduction to Early American History3
Introduction to Recent American History
Choose one from the following:3
Orientation in Art3
Dance Appreciation3
An Introduction to Music3
History of Jazz in Popular Music: A Blending of Cultures3
The World of Theatre3
Viewing a Wider World Courses (from two different colleges)6
Professional Education Courses
Teacher Education Program Prerequisites
EDUC 315Multicultural Education3
SPED 350Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society3
EDLT 368Integrating Technology with Teaching3
ECED 115Child Growth, Development, and Learning3
ECED 125Health, Safety, and Nutrition2
ECED 135Family and Community Collaboration3
ECED 215Curriculum Development Through Play3
ECED 220Early Childhood Education Practicum I2
ECED 235Introduction to Language, Literacy and Reading3
ECED 255Assessment of Children and Evaluation of Programs3
ECED 265Guiding Young Children3
Early Childhood Core Courses
ECED 225Curriculum Development and Implementation II3
ECED 230Early Childhood Education Practicum II2
ECED 245Professionalism2
ECED 315Research in Child, Growth, Development and Learning3
ECED 335Family, Language and Cultural3
ECED 440Teaching and Learning Math and Science4
ECED 455Teaching and Learning Social Studies, Fine Arts and Movement3
RDG 350Teaching and Learning Reading and Writing3
SPED 450Working with Young Children with Special Needs, Ages 3-83
SPED 451Assessment of Young Children, Birth-Eight3
ECED 329Early Primary Field Placement2
ECED 470Student Teaching/Seminar6
SPED 483Early Childhood SPED Student Teaching6
Total Credits122