Bachelor of Science in Education with Major in Early Childhood Education

Required 120 credits (36 of which must be numbered 300 or above and 30 which must be from UND). Please see an Early Childhood academic adviser for the most accurate program planning.

I. Essential Studies Graduation Requirements (see University ES listing).

II. EHD General Graduation Requirements (see EHD listing).

A. Students admitted Fall 2019 and after are required to take the following:

Communications — 9 credits

ENGL 110College Composition I3
ENGL 130Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences3
COMM 110Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
Total Credits9

Social Sciences — 9 credits

From 2 departments, including T&L 252 Child Development (required)

Arts and Humanities — 9 credits

From 2 departments

Math, Science, Technology — 9 credits

Must be taken in at least 3 departments, must include 1 science courses with corresponding lab.

III. The following Early Childhood Education curriculum:

T&L 250Introduction to Education3
T&L 310Introduction to Early Childhood Education3
T&L 252Child Development3
T&L 251Understanding Individuals with Different Abilities3
T&L 320Infant and Toddler3
T&L 336Social and Emotional Development and Guidance of Children3
T&L 338Home, School and Community Relations3
or T&L 553 Collaborative Relationships: Home, School and Community
Total Credits21

IV. Post-admission courses: 

To be admitted to the Teacher Education Program, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 and strength of academic record
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 for communication courses (ENGL 110, ENGL 130, COMM 110)
  • Completed 15 credits that apply toward graduation
  • Completion of prerequisite courses (including T&L 250 completed or in process)
  • Satisfactory dispositions (30 hour field experience) report from T&L 250 course
T&L 311Observing and Assessing Children3
T&L 313Language Development and Emerging Literacy3
T&L 322Administration and Leadership in Early Childhood Education3
T&L 335Foundations of Reading3
T&L 333Methods and Materials: Pre-Kindergarten3
T&L 486Field Experience (Pre-K - with T&L 333)2
T&L 339Educational Technology3
T&L 405Data Literacy for Teachers1
T&L 443Mathematics for Primary Grades2
T&L 411Primary Reading and Language Arts2
T&L 433Multicultural Education3
T&L 453Methods and Materials: Kindergarten2
T&L 410Reading Methods in Elementary Schools (TEAM)3
T&L 430Social Studies Methods in Elementary Schools (TEAM)3
T&L 440Mathematics Methods in Elementary Schools (TEAM)3
T&L 470Science Methods in Elementary Schools (TEAM)3
T&L 486Field Experience (TEAM)2
Total Credits44

V. Pre-Kindergarten Student Teaching: 

Prior to being eligible to student teach, students must complete the following prerequisites: 

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 
  • Grade of C or better and 3.0 GPA in all T&L courses
  • Submit full background check
  • PRAXIS II completed
  • Satisfactory completion of a field experience
T&L 487Student Teaching (Pre-Kindergarten)10
T&L 456Early Childhood Ed Seminar1
Total Credits11

VI. Elementary Primary Student Teaching: 

T&L 487Student Teaching (Primary Grades 1-3)13
T&L 489Senior Capstone: Responsive Teaching3
Total Credits16

For state licensure, students must take the following exams: 

  • Minimum scores on a test of basic skills in reading, writing, and math is required for teacher licensure in North Dakota.  There are two options accepted:  1) PRAXIS Core Academic Skills Exam; or 2) ACT score to meet the test of basic skills requirement:  Composite score of 22, Mathematics score of 21, and English Language Arts score of 21.
  • PRAXIS II Early Childhood Education (Taken prior to student teaching)
  • Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT): Early Childhood