Early Childhood Education - 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 Educational Support and  Resource Center or on the departmental website. A 2.75 minimum GPA is required for admission to the Teacher Education Program and graduation. Students must pass ENGL 1110G Composition I , ENGL 2221G Writing in the Humanities and Social Science, Area II, Prerequisite courses, and Early Childhood Core courses with a grade of C- or better.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 122 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 1
ENGL 1110GComposition I4
English Composition - Level 2
ENGL 2221GWriting in the Humanities and Social Science3
Oral Communication
Choose one from the following:3
Introduction to Communication3
Public Speaking3
Introduction to Communications Honors3
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 2134GFundamentals of Elementary Math II3
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences11
Human Growth and Behavior3
Area III: Laboratory Science Courses(must be from two different areas), for 8 credits:
Area V: Humanities
Choose one of the following3
World History I3
World History II3
Western Civilization I3
Western Civilization II3
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts
Choose one from the following:3
Orientation in Art3
Dance Appreciation3
Music Appreciation: Jazz3
Music Appreciation: Western Music3
Introduction to Theatre3
General Education Elective
HIST 1110GUnited States History I3
or HIST 1120G United States History II
Viewing a Wider World Courses (from two different colleges) 16
Departmental/College Requirements
Professional Education Courses
ECED 1110Child Growth, Development, and Learning 23
ECED 1115Health, Safety, and Nutrition 22
ECED 1130Family and Community Collaboration 23
ECED 2115Introduction to Language, Literacy, and Reading 23
ECED 1125Assessment of Children and Evaluation of Programs 23
ECED 1120Guiding Young Children 23
EDUC 315Multicultural Education 2,33
EDLT 368Integrating Technology with Teaching 23
SPED 350Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society 23
Early Childhood Core Courses
ECED 2120Curriculum Development through Play Birth through Age 4 (PreK) 23
ECED 2121Curriculum Development through Play Birth through Age 4 (PreK) Practicum2
ECED 2130Curriculum Development and Implementation Age 3 (PreK) through Grade 33
ECED 2131Curriculum Development and Implementation Age 3 (PreK) through Grade 3 Practicum2
ECED 2110Professionalism2
ECED Spring Block
ECED 315Research in Child, Growth, Development and Learning 43
ECED 335Family, Language and Cultural 43
SPED 450Working with Young Children with Special Needs, Ages 3-8 43
SPED 451Assessment of Young Children, Birth-Eight 43
ECED Teaching Methods Fall Block
ECED 329Early Primary Field Placement 42
ECED 440Teaching and Learning Math and Science 44
ECED 455Teaching and Learning Social Studies, Fine Arts and Movement 43
RDG 350Teaching and Learning Reading and Writing 43
Student Teaching
ECED 470Student Teaching/Seminar 46
SPED 483Early Childhood SPED Student Teaching 46
Non-Departmental Requirements (in addition to Gen.Ed/VWW)
MATH 1134Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I3
Choose two courses from the following for additional licensure requirements:6
Introduction to Anthropology3
Survey of Economics3
Macroeconomic Principles3
Microeconomics Principles3
World Regional Geography3
Human Geography
American National Government3
Introduction to Political Science
Introduction to Sociology3
Electives, to bring the total credits to 1220
Total Credits122

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 1215 Intermediate Algebra and ENGL 1110G Composition I. The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester 1Credits
ENGL 1110G Composition I 1 4
ECED 1110 Child Growth, Development, and Learning 3
ECED 1115 Health, Safety, and Nutrition 2
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts Course 2 3
Licensure Required: Social and Behavioral Science Course 3 3
 Credits15
Semester 2
MATH 1134 Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I 1 3
CEPY 1120G Human Growth and Behavior 3
HIST 1110G
United States History I
or United States History II
3
ECED 1130 Family and Community Collaboration 3
Licensure Required: Social and Behavioral Science Course 3 3
 Credits15
Second Year
Semester 1
ENGL 2221G Writing in the Humanities and Social Science 1 3
MATH 2134G Fundamentals of Elementary Math II 1 3
ECED 2115 Introduction to Language, Literacy, and Reading 3
ECED 1125 Assessment of Children and Evaluation of Programs 3
Area III: Laboratory Science Course 2 4
 Credits16
Semester 2
COMM 1115G Introduction to Communication 3
ECED 2120 Curriculum Development through Play Birth through Age 4 (PreK) 3
ECED 2121 Curriculum Development through Play Birth through Age 4 (PreK) Practicum 2
ECED 1120 Guiding Young Children 3
SPED 350 Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society 3
EDUC 315 Multicultural Education 3
 Credits17
Third Year
Semester 1
APPLY TO TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM (TEP)  
HIST 1130G
World History I
or World History II
3
ECED 2130 Curriculum Development and Implementation Age 3 (PreK) through Grade 3 3
ECED 2131 Curriculum Development and Implementation Age 3 (PreK) through Grade 3 Practicum 2
EDLT 368 Integrating Technology with Teaching 3
ECED 2110 Professionalism 2
Area III: Laboratory Science Course 2 4
 Credits17
Semester 2
APPLY TO STUDENT TEACHING  
ECED 315 Research in Child, Growth, Development and Learning (Spring Only) 3
ECED 335 Family, Language and Cultural (Spring Only) 3
SPED 450 Working with Young Children with Special Needs, Ages 3-8 (Spring Only) 3
SPED 451 Assessment of Young Children, Birth-Eight (Spring Only) 3
VWW: Viewing a Wider World Course 4 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Semester 1
SUBMIT STEP PACKET  
ECED 440 Teaching and Learning Math and Science (Fall Only) 4
ECED 455 Teaching and Learning Social Studies, Fine Arts and Movement (Fall Only) 3
RDG 350 Teaching and Learning Reading and Writing (Fall Only) 3
ECED 329 Early Primary Field Placement (Fall Only) 2
VWW: Viewing a Wider World Course 4 3
 Credits15
Semester 2
ECED 470 Student Teaching/Seminar 6
SPED 483 Early Childhood SPED Student Teaching 6
 Credits12
 Total Credits122