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Early Childhood Education

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education

Department of Teaching and Learning

School of Education


 

The undergraduate program in early childhood education is approved by MSDE and is offered in a unit accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The primary objective of the program in early childhood education is to prepare well-qualified teachers to teach in pre-school classrooms through third grade, providing prospective teachers with the experiences needed to acquaint them with the curricula organization, objectives, procedures and instructional resources of the school. Prospective teachers are also provided with classroom experiences dealing with direct analysis of teaching situations and problems, the selection, use, organization, and presentation of subject matter, techniques for the evaluation of results of teaching and learning, and the practical application of theories and principles of learning. Classroom experiences are primarily conducted at one of our Professional Development School (PDS) sites.

 
General Education Requirements
45 credits
Course
Crs.
Title
ENGL 101
3
English Composition I
ENGL 102
3
English Composition II
WLIT 207
3
World Literature Ancient to Post Modern
 
OR
 
ENGL 2XX
3
200 Level English
HIST 205
3
African American History I
HIST 206
3
African American History II
BIOL 101
4
Biological Science
MATH 131
3
College Algebra
 
OR
 
MATH 203
3
Basic Statistics
PHSC 101
4
Physical Science
PSYC 201
3
Introduction to Psychology
HEED 101
3
Personal Health
IDIS 103
3
Visual Arts and Theatre
SOCI 201
3
Introduction to Sociology
PHIL 102
3
Introduction to Philosophy
MISY 150
3
Technology Fluency
ORIE 101
1
Freshmen Seminar
 
Program Requirements
22 credits

 

Course
Crs.
Title
MATH 103
3
Math for Elementary Teachers I
MATH 104
3
Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II
MATH 207
3
Technology Based Mathematics for Teachers
GEOG 102
3
World Regional Geography
PHSC 102
4
Earth & Space Science
PSYC 304
3
Child Psychology
ENGL 321
3
Children's Literature
 
Core Requirements
30 Credits

 

Course
Crs.
Title
ECED 301
3
Child Growth & Physiological Development
ECED 329
3
Principles & Practicum in Early Childhood
ECED 334
3
Creative Expression
EDUC 202
3
Educational Psychology
EDUC 300
3
Foundations of Reading
EDUC 200
3
History of Education
EDUC 408
3
Measurement and Evaluation
SPED 201
3
Introduction to Needs of Exceptional Individuals
REED 401
3
Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Disabilities
REED 405
3
Strategies and Materials for Teaching Reading
 
Methods and Student Teaching
27 Credits

 

Course
Crs.
Title
ECED 330
3
Methods of Teaching Language Arts in Early Childhood
ECED 331
3
Methods of Teaching Social Studies in Early Childhood
ECED 333
3
Methods of Teaching Reading in Early Childhood
ECED 337
3
Methods of Teaching Science in Early Childhood
ECED 338
3
Methods of Teaching Mathematics in Early Childhood
ECED 411
9
Directed Teaching
ECED 412
3
Seminar
 
Plan of Study
(see your advisor)

The following is a sample plan of study. This is not intended as a self-advising guide or as a substitute for seeing your academic advisor about your specific plan of study. Please speak to an advisor before choosing your course load each semester.

Year 1 (Freshman)
Fall Semester
16 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
ENGL 101
3
English Composition I
MATH 131
3
College Algebra
 
OR
 
MATH 203
3
Basic Statistics
IDIS 103
3
Vis. Arts & Thea.
MISY 150
3
Tech. Fluency
PSYC 201
3
Intro. to Psychology
ORIE 101
1
Freshman Seminar
Spring Semester
16 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
ENGL 102
3
English Composition II
MATH 103
3
Math Elem Tea. I
BIOL 101
4
Biological Science
HIST 205
3
African-American History I
HEED 101
3
Personal Health
Year 2 (Sophomore)
Fall Semester
16 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
WLIT 207
3
World Literature
MATH 104
3
Math Elem Tea. II
PHSC 101
4
Physical Science
PHIL 102
3
Intro to Philosophy
SOCI 201
3
Intro to Sociology
Spring Semester
16 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
MATH 207
3
Tech. Based Math
HIST 206
3
Afr. Amer. History II
PHSC 102
4
Earth & Space Sci.
GEOG 102
3
World Geography
EDUC 300
3
Found. of Reading
Year 3 (Junior)
Fall Semester
18 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
EDUC 201
3
Intro Race & Inequality
EDUC 202
3
Educ. Psychol.
ECED 301
3
Chd. Gwth.Phys. Dv.
ECED 329
3
Prin & Pract in EC
ENGL 321
3
Children's Lit.
REED 401
3
Diag. & Remediation
Spring Semester
15 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
EDUC 330
3
Culture and Cognition
EDUC 408
3
Meas. & Eval.
PSYC 304
3
Child Psychology
SPED 201
3
Intro to Except. Indiv
REED 405
3
Rdg. Mat. & Strategies
Year 4 (Senior)
Fall Semester
12 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
EDUC 331
3
Practice What You Teach
 
OR
 
ECED 330
3
Reading Methods
ECED 331
3
Soc. Studies Methods
ECED 337
3
Science Methods
ECED 338
3
Math Methods
Spring Semester
12 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
ECED 411
9
Internship
ECED 412
3
Seminar