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Certification in Early Childhood with Special Education (N-8)

The program is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a BA in Elementary Education with certification in both elementary and early childhood education.  

Education majors may pursue a minor in any subject area by fulfilling appropriate departmental requirements for a minor although it is not required. 

Admissions & Retention Requirements

Tracking Sheets:

Course Requirements

Course Number Course Name Credit

Core Courses (30 credits)

EDU 200*

Social and Philosophical Foundations of Modern Education

3

EDU 201*

Introduction to Special Education

3

EDU 207

Child, Adolescent, and Educational Development

3

EDU 250*

Field Experiences (Elementary & Special Education)

3

EDU 300

Arts Integration in the Classroom

3

EDU 371

Teaching Math, Science, and Health

3

EDU 372

Teaching Language Arts and Social Studies

3

EDU 400

Early Literacy Foundation

3

EDU 401

Literacy Foundations for Intermediate Grades

3

EDU 417

Multicultural Education

3

Augmented Core Courses (28-29 credits)

Humanities

HIS 201/202

American History

3

ENG

Literature Elective

3

Social Sciences

GEOG 201 or ANTH 201

World Geography or People in Places

3

POS 103 or 104

American Government or State/Local Government

3

Natural Science

BIO 205

General Biology: Elementary Education Emphasis

4

PHYS 205 or CHE 111 or PHYS 111

Physical Science for Elementary Teachers or Applied Chemistry or The Solar System

3 or 4 or 4

MATH

2 Math courses

6

Special Education Requirements (18 credits)

EDU 303

Education and Assessment of Exceptional Students

3

EDU 382

Methods of Classroom Management

3

EDU 383

Early Intervention in Inclusive Settings

3

EDU 402

Reading Disabilities

3

EDU 405

Classroom Procedures and Teaching Techniques for the Multihandicapped

3

MATH 220

Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences (may be used as core Math course)

3

Certification Track Core Courses (15 credits)

EDU 410

Student Teaching

12

EDU 420

Practicum

3

*At least 20 hours of required urban observation can occur in any of these three courses.

Full descriptions of undergraduate course offerings are available in Eastern's undergraduate course catalog.

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