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Tracking Sheet Early Childhood Certification

First Semester

INST 150 Faith, Reason and Justice (3)
BIBL 101 Nature and Meaning of the Old Testament (3)
ENGL 102/103 English Writing (3)
MATH (3)
KINE 100 Life Fitness (3)

Total credits: 15

Second Semester

BIBL 102 Nature and Meaning of the New Testament (3)
INST 160/161 Heritage of Western Thought & Civilization or PHI100 Heritage of Inquiry (3)
ENGL Literature Elective (3)
POLI 103 (Fall only) or POLI 104 (Spring only) American or State/Local Government
EDUC 200 Foundations of Modern Education (3)

Total credits: 15

Third Semester

EDUC 201 Introduction to Special Education (3)
EDUC 205 The Developing Child: Pre-K to Grade 4 (3)
BIOL 205 General Biology: Elementary Emphasis with Lab (4)
MATH (those interested in the 5-year program must take Statistics) (3)
ANTH 201 People in Places or GEOG 201 World Geography (3)

Total credits: 16

Take PAPA

Fourth Semester

HIST 201/202 American History (3)
INST 270 Justice in Pluralistic Society or ECON 220 Faith and Economic Justice or SWK110 Human Diversity and Social Interaction (3)
PHYS 205 Physical Science for Elementary Teachers (3)
THEO 210, 240, 251, 252 or PHIL 211 Faith and Philsophy (3)
EDUC 211 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

FAPA 300 Arts Integration in the Classroom (3)
EDUC 400 Early Literacy Foundations (3)
EDUC 250Field Experience (3)
EDUC 328 Early Childhood: Principles and Procedures (3)
EDUC 310 Math for the Teacher of Children (3)

Total credits: 15

Sixth Semester: Preprofessional Semester I

EDUC 380 Communication Arts for Children (3)
EDUC 401 Literacy Foundations for Inter. Grades (3)
EDUC 306 Science and Health for Children (3)
EDUC 329 Early Childhood: Curriculum & Assessment (3)
EDUC 308 Teaching Social Studies & Art (3)

Total credits: 15

Seventh Semester: Preprofessional Semester II

EDUC 412 Teaching English as a Second Language (3)
EDUC 417 Multicultural Education (3)
EDUC 384 Inclusive Education (3)
EDUC 301 Evaluation & Assessment in the Inclusive Classroom (3)
Any "Beyond the West" course (3)
EDUC 418 Family & Community Collaborative Partnerships (3)

Total credits: 18

Take PECT Modules 1, 2, 3

Eighth Semester: Professional Semester

EDUC 410 Student Teaching (12)
EDUC 420 Practicum (3)

Total credits: 15

Total credits: 121

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