Early Childhood Education

B.S.ED. with a Major in Early Childhood Education 

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredits
ENGL 110 College Composition I 3
T&L 252 Child Development 3
FA 150
Introduction to the Fine Arts We have received approval of this addition from Theater Arts and it will offer our teacher candidates a valuable option to FA 150
or Introduction to Theatre Arts
3
Essential Studies: Social Science 1 3
Essential Studies: Arts & Humanities (Fine Arts) 3
Essential Stuidies: Math/Sci/Tech 2 3-4
 Credits18-19
Second Semester
ENGL 130 Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences 3
Essential Studies: Math/Sci/Tech 2 3-4
T&L 310 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
T&L 251 Understanding Individuals with Different Abilities 3
COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
Essential Studies: Arts and Humanities (Humanities) 3
 Credits18-19
Sophomore Year
First Semester
T&L 250 Introduction to Education 3
T&L 313 Language Development and Emerging Literacy 3
T&L 320 Infant and Toddler 3
T&L 336 Social and Emotional Development and Guidance of Children 3
Essential Studies: Social Science 1 3
Essential Studies: Math/Sci/Tech 2 3-4
 Credits18-19
Second Semester
T&L 335 Understanding Readers and Writers 3
T&L 453 Methods and Materials: Kindergarten 2
T&L 311 Observing and Assessing Children 3
T&L 333 Methods and Materials: Pre-Kindergarten 3
T&L 486 Field Experience 2
T&L 443 Mathematics for Primary Grades 2
T&L 433 Multicultural Education 3
 Credits18
Summer
T&L 405 Data Literacy for Teachers 1
T&L 338
Home, School and Community Relations
or Collaborative Relationships: Home, School and Community
3
T&L 339 Educational Technology 2
 Credits6
Junior Year
First Semester
T&L 411 Primary Reading and Language Arts 2
T&L 413 Assessing and Correcting Reading Difficulties 2
T&L 444 Assessing and Correcting Mathematics Difficulties 2
T&L 486 Field Experience 2
T&L 518 Science in the Elementary School 3
T&L 519 Social Studies in the Elementary School 3
T&L 486 Field Experience 2
T&L 322 Administration and Leadership in Early Childhood Education 3
 Credits19
Second Semester
T&L 487 Student Teaching 13
T&L 488 Senior Seminar 1
T&L 489 Senior Capstone: Responsive Teaching 3
 Credits17
Summer
T&L 487 Student Teaching 10
T&L 456 Early Childhood Ed Seminar 1
 Credits11
 Total Credits125-128

1 = Social science courses must be from a minimum of two departments. 2 = Math/Science/Technology Elective: 9 credits: minimum of 2 departments, must include a 4 hour science course with lab.


Students must complete enough electives to bring total credit hours up to the 120. Special Emphasis courses can also fulfill a breadth of knowledge essential studies requirement. Please Note: Every student must fulfill all University, Departmental, and Essential Studies requirements.