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Tracking Sheet Early Childhood Certification

First Semester

INST150 Faith, Reason and Justice (3)
BIB101 Nature and Meaning of the Old Testament (3)
ENG102/103 English Writing (3)
MATH (3)
BKIN100 Life Fitness (3)

Total credits: 15

Second Semester

BIB102 Nature and Meaning of the New Testament (3)
INST160/161 Heritage of Western Thought & Civilization or PHI100 Heritage of Inquiry (3)
ENG Literature Elective (3)
POS103 (Fall only) or POS104 (Spring only) American or State/Local Government
EDU200 Foundations of Modern Education (3)

Total credits: 15

Third Semester

EDU201 Introduction to Special Education (3)
EDU205 The Developing Child: Pre-K to Grade 4 (3)
BIO205 General Biology: Elementary Emphasis with Lab (4)
MATH (those interested in the 5-year program must take Statistics) (3)
ANTH201 People in Places or GEOG201 World Geography (3)

Total credits: 16

Take PAPA

Fourth Semester

HIS201/202 American History (3)
INST270 Justice in Pluralistic Society or ECON220 Faith and Economic Justice or SWK110 Human Diversity and Social Interaction (3)
PHYS205 Physical Science for Elementary Teachers (3)
THEO210, 240, 251, 252 or PHI211 Faith and Philsophy (3)
EDU211 Educational Psychology (3)

Total credits: 15

Formally apply to certification track after:

  • 48 credits
  • 2 Math courses and 2 English courses (1 in composition, 1 in literature)
  • Successful completion of PRAXIS I (reading, writing & math)
  • GPA of 3.0

Fifth Semester

FA300 Arts Integration in the Classroom (3)
EDU400 Early Literacy Foundations (3)
EDU250Field Experience (3)
EDU328 Early Childhood: Principles and Procedures (3)
EDU310 Math for the Teacher of Children (3)

Total credits: 15

Sixth Semester: Preprofessional Semester I

EDU380 Communication Arts for Children (3)
EDU401 Literacy Foundations for Inter. Grades (3)
EDU306 Science and Health for Children (3)
EDU329 Early Childhood: Curriculum & Assessment (3)
EDU308 Teaching Social Studies & Art (3)

Total credits: 15

Seventh Semester: Preprofessional Semester II

EDU412 Teaching English as a Second Language (3)
EDU417 Multicultural Education (3)
EDU384 Inclusive Education (3)
EDU301 Evaluation & Assessment in the Inclusive Classroom (3)
Any "Beyond the West" course (3)
EDU418 Family & Community Collaborative Partnerships (3)

Total credits: 18

Take PECT Modules 1, 2, 3

Eighth Semester: Professional Semester

EDU410 Student Teaching (12)
EDU420 Practicum (3)

Total credits: 15

Total credits: 121

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