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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

EDUC 200

Foundations of Education

3

EDUC 201

Introduction to Special Education

3

EDUC 205

Child Development

3

EDUC 211

Educational Psychology

3

EDUC 301

Evaluation and Assessment of Students in the Inclusive Classroom

3

EDUC 306

Science and Health for Children

3

EDUC 308

Teaching Social Studies

3

EDUC 310

Mathematics for the Teacher

3

EDUC 328

Early Childhood: Principles and Practices

3

EDUC 329

Early Childhood: Curriculum and Assessment

3

EDUC 380

Communication Arts

3

EDUC 382

Methods of Classroom Management

3

EDUC 384

Inclusive Education

3

EDUC 400

Early Literacy Foundations

3

EDUC 401

Literacy Foundations for Intermediate Grades

3

EDUC 412

Teaching English as a Second Language

3

EDUC 417

Multicultural Education

3

EDUC 418

Family and Community Collaborative Partnerships

3

Total Credit Hours

54

Optional Courses

EDUC 410

Student Teaching

12

EDUC 420

Practicum

3

Strongly Recommended (not required)

EDUC 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

ENGL 102 or 103

College Writing

3

Aesthetically Literate

FAPA 300W

Arts Integration in the Classroom

3

Knowledgable About the Natural Sciences

BIOL 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

POLI 103 or 104

American Government or State/Local Government

3

Other Academic Classes Required

MATH

2 Mathematics courses

6

ENGL

1 English Literature course

3

HIST 201 or 202

American History

3

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