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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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  • 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. These students will earn a major in Early Childhood Education in addition to their liberal arts major.


    Required Courses for Early Childhood Major and P-3 Certification (36 Credits)  

    Each phase must be completed before registering for next phase. Students are required to achieve a B- or better in all of their education classes.

    Course Number 

    Course Title* 

    Credit Hours 

    Phase I 

    ECE 200    

    Intro to Early Childhood Education

    3

    ECE 225
     
    Professional Dispositions in Early Childhood Education

    ECE 210 Young Children’s Development, Behavior and Learning

    3

    SPEC 310 Communication Skills in Early Childhood

    3

    LTED 270 Emerging Literacy at Home and School

    3

    SPEC 320 Educational Needs of the Preschool Child with Disabilities

    3

    ECE 460 Working with Families of Young Children

    3

    LTED 307 Nature of Reading Disabilities (pre-requisite LTED 270)

    3

    Phase II
    (Must be admitted to program before taking the following courses.)**
    ECE 331 Early Childhood Field Experience (co-requisite ECE 350)

    1

    ECE 350 Early Childhood Integrated Curriculum (co-requisite ECE 331)

    3

    ECE 300 Early Primary Curriculum

    3

    LTED 350 Early Childhood Reading, Language and Literacy Curriculum

    2

    ECE 305 Math, Science and Technology Curriculum

    2

    Phase III
    (Must pass Praxis exam*** prior to taking the following courses.)
    ECE 400 Classroom Management and Positive Behavior Support

    3

    ECE 470 Student Teaching in Early Childhood Special Education

    4

    ECE 475 Reflecting on Teaching and Learning

    2

      Total Credits 

    42 

    *View our catalog for course descriptions.

    **As of September 2015, ALL students who have not already successfully completed phase I coursework must fulfill new program entry requirements in order to take any upper level education courses. Program entry requirements include:

    1. GPA of 3.0 (The Dean’s Office may grant permission for a student to enter the program with a GPA below 3.0, but all students must achieve a 3.0 to qualify for certification.)
    2. Passing score on Praxis Core (or SAT, ACT, GRE waiver)
    3. Passing score on the COE TOW&R assessment
    4. Successful completion of all phase I coursework with a grade of B- or above

    ***Students must pass the Early Childhood Content Knowledge Praxis II (0022) one semester prior to Phase III.


     

    General Studies Requirements 

    Course Number 

    Course Title* 

    Credit Hours 

    BIOL 103 or
    BIOL 104

    Human Sexual Biology or
    The Human Body

    3

    INTD 149 Human and Intercultural Relations

    3

    MATH 205 Problem Solving

    3

    PSYC 150 Development: Birth through Adolescence

    3

    SOCI 114 Sociology of the Family

    3

     


     

    Available Co-Majors in the College of Arts and Sciences 

    Students must complete a full academic major in one of the following areas:

     Art  
     Biology 
     Chemistry 
     Computer Science 
     Economics 
     English 
     Geoscience / Geography 
     History  
     Mathematics 
     Media Arts 
     Music 
     Philosophy 
     Physics  
     Political Science 
     Psychology 
     Sociology  
     Spanish 
     Women's and Gender Studies