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Early Childhood Education Major with Dual Certification in Early Childhood (P-3) and Teacher of Student with Disabilities (TOSD)

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  •  Program Description 

    Students who complete this program will be eligible for Preschool through Grade Three Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing and the Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement. Students must also complete one of the following liberal arts majors offered by the William J. Maxwell College of Arts and Sciences:

     Admission Requirements to any NJCU Education Program for students entering 9/1/2015 or later: 

     Program Completion: 

    • Completion of NJCU General Education requirements or equivalent
    • A passing score on the Early Childhood Content Knowledge Praxis II Exam #5025 (must be taken prior to internship) 
    • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0  
    • Successful completion of Early Childhood Education Internship 


     
    All education majors must take the following General Education requirements prior to Phase II: 

    Course
    Number
     

    Course Title** 

    Credit
    Hours
     

    MATH 215

    Problem Solving in Math

    3

    WGST 110

    Diversity and Difference

    3

    BIO 103 or
    BIO104

    Human Sexuality or
    The Human Body

    3

    PSYC150 or 
    ECE XXX

    Development Birth to Adolescence or
    Human Development Prenatal to Adolescence

    3

      

      

      

      

     
     

     

     

     

    **View our catalog for course descriptions.

     

     Early Childhood Education Requirements (42 credits): 

    Course
    Number
     

    Course Title** 

    Credit
    Hours
     

     Phase I. Professional Foundations:
    Young Children, Family & Community
     
    (Students may take up to 6 credits in Phase I prior to passing the Praxis CORE.)

    ECE 200

    Intro to Early Childhood Education

    3

    ECE 210 Young Children’s Development, Behavior and Learning

    3

    ECE 225 Professional Dispositions in ECE

    1

    LTED 270 Emerging Literacy at Home and School

    3

    Phase II. Curriculum & Assessment
    (Students must be admitted to program before taking the following courses.)

    ECE 300 Early Primary Curriculum

    3

    ECE 305 Early Childhood Math/Science/Technology Workshop

    2

    ECE 331 Early Childhood Practicum

    1

    ECE 350 Early Childhood Integrated Curriculum

    3

    ECE 460 Working with Families of Young Children

    3

    LTED 307 Nature of Reading Disabilities

    3

    LTED 350 Early Childhood Reading, Language and Literacy Curriculum

    2

    SPEC 310 Communication Skills in Early Childhood

    3

    SPEC 320 Educational Needs of the Preschool Child with Disabilities

    3

    Phase III. Applying Knowledge, Skills & Attitudes in Practice
    (Students must pass the Early Childhood
    Content Knowledge Praxis II (5025) prior to Phase III.)

    ECE 400 Classroom Management/Positive Behavior Supports

    3

    ECE 470 Student Teaching in Early Childhood Special Education

    4

    ECE 475 Reflecting on Teaching and Learning

    2

       Total Credits 

     42 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


     *The Praxis Core requirement is waived for candidates with at least:

    • 1660 combined SAT score (critical reading, writing, math) or 
    • 23 ACT score

    **View our catalog for course descriptions.