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

All early childhood education majors must complete MATH 103 (Math for Elementary Teachers 1) and PHSC 101 (Physical Science).

Course
Crs.
Title
ENGL 101
3
English Composition I
ENGL 102
3
English Composition II
ENGL 200
3
English
HIST 201
3
History I
HIST 202
3
History II
BIOL 101
4
Biological Science
SPCH 105
3
Introduction to Speech Communication
MATH 103
3
Math for Elementary Teachers I
PHSC 101
4
Physical Science
PSYC 201
3
Introduction to Psychology
XXXX xxx
3
Music/Language Elective
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 104
3
Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II
MATH 125
3
Math for Liberal Arts
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
33 Credits

Course
Crs.
Title
ECED 201
3
Learning Lab in an Educational Setting
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 402
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
3
Directed Teaching/Seminar
ECED 411
9
Directed Teaching
ECED 412
3
Seminar