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Tracking Sheet Early Childhood with Special Education

First Semester

INST 150 Faith, Reason and Justice (3)
BIBL 101 Nature and Meaning of the Old Testament (3)
ENGL 102 English Writing (3)
MATH (3)
KINE 100 Life Fitness (3)
Any "Beyond the West" course (3)

Total credits: 18

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 POS104 (Spring only) American or State/Local Government
EDUC 200 Foundations of Modern Education (3)
EDUC 201 Introduction to Speical Education (3)

Total credits: 18

Third Semester

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)
EDUC 387 Early Intervention with PDD & Other Exceptionalities (3)

Total credits: 16

Take PRAXIS I (Reading, Writing & Math)

Fourth Semester

HIST 201/202 American History (3)
INST 270 Justice in Pluralistic Society or ECON 220 Faith and Economic Justice or SOWK110 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)
EDUC 301 Evaluation & Assessment in Inclusive Classrooms (3)

Total credits: 18

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 250 Field Experience (3)
EDUC 328 Early Childhood: Principles and Procedures (3)
EDUC 310 Math for the Teacher of Children (3)
EDUC 405 Teaching Techniques for Low Incidence Learners (3)

Total credits: 18

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)
EDUC 385 Emotional & Behavioral Disorders (3)

Total credits: 18

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)
EDUC 402 Reading & Learning Differences (3)
EDUC 386 Autistic Spectrum Disorders (3)

Total credits: 18

Eighth Semester: Professional Semester

Take PRAXIS II before Student Teaching
EDUC 410 Student Teaching (9)
EDUC 420 Practicum (3)
EDUC 418 Family & Community Collaborative Partnerships (3)

Total credits: 15

Total credits: 139

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