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Certification in Early Childhood Education (Pre K-4)

This program is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a BS in Early Childhood Education (Pre K- 4) with a Certification in Early Childhood Education (Pre K-4).

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

Required Courses

EDU 200

Foundations of Education

3

EDU 201

Introduction to Special Education

3

EDU 205

Child Development

3

EDU 211

Educational Psychology

3

EDU 301

Evaluation and Assessment of Students in the Inclusive Classroom

3

EDU 306

Science and Health for Children

3

EDU 308

Teaching Social Studies

3

EDU 310

Mathematics for the Teacher

3

EDU 328

Early Childhood: Principles and Practices

3

EDU 329

Early Childhood: Curriculum and Assessment

3

EDU 380

Communication Arts

3

EDU 382

Methods of Classroom Management

3

EDU 384

Inclusive Education

3

EDU 400

Early Literacy Foundations

3

EDU 401

Literacy Foundations for Intermediate Grades

3

EDU 412

Teaching English as a Second Language

3

EDU 417

Multicultural Education

3

EDU 418

Family and Community Collaborative Partnerships

3

Total Credit Hours

54

Optional Courses

EDU 410

Student Teaching

12

EDU 420

Practicum

3

Strongly Recommended (not required)

EDU 231

Computers in the Classroom

3

Augmented Core for Early Childhood Majors

The core for the Bachelor of Science degree is listed in the front of the catalog. Early childhood education majors need to complete an augmented core in the following areas:

Skilled in the Written Word

ENG 102 or 103

College Writing

3

Aesthetically Literate

FA 300W

Arts Integration in the Classroom

3

Knowledgable About the Natural Sciences

BIO 205, 205L

General Biology for Teachers with Lab

4

PHYS 205

Physical Science for Teachers

3

Knowledgable About the Social Sciences

GEOG 201 or ANTH 201

World Geography or Anthropology

3

POS 103 or 104

American Government or State/Local Government

3

Other Academic Classes Required

MATH

2 Mathematics courses

6

ENG

1 English Literature course

3

HIS 201 or 202

American History

3

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