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Early Childhood Education Certification

Department: Education
This POE applies to students who will graduate through 2012

Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
ED 110 Foundations of Education 3 corequisite ED 111 S
ED 111* Foundations of Education Field Experience 1 corequisite ED 110 S
ED 120 Child Development 3 corequisite ED 121 S
ED 121* Child Development Lab 1 corequisite ED 120 or permission S
ED 201 Educational Technology 3 ED 110 & ED 111 and ED 120 & ED 121 or ED 130 S
ED 240 Introduction to Students with Exceptionalities 3 ED 110 & ED 111 and ED 120 & ED 121 or ED 130 S
ED 300 Issues and Studies in ECE 1 ED 120 & ED 121 S
ED 300 Issues and Studies in ECE 1 ED 120 & ED 121 S
ED 300 Issues and Studies in ECE 1 ED 120 & ED 121 S
ED 310 Children's Literature 3 ED 110, ED 111, ED 120, ED 121 S
ED 320 Mathematics Methods 3 ED 110, ED 111, ED 120, & ED 121 S
ED 330 Language and Literacy I 3 ED 310 or permission S CW
ED 341* Adaptations for Students with Exceptionalities 4 ED 110 & ED 111 & ED 240 S CW
ED 350 Science Methods 3 ED 110, ED 111, & ED 120, ED 121 or ED 130 S
ED 400* Curriculum & Methods in ECE 4 ED 110, ED 111, ED 120, & ED 121 S CW, CS
ED 410 Families & Teachers in Early Childhood 3 ED 400 or permission S CW, CS
ED 430 Language and Literacy II 3 ED 310 & ED 330 & corequisite ED 431 & ED 432 & ED 433 S CW
ED 431 Creative Activities 1 ED 330 & ED 310 & corequisite ED 430 S
ED 450 Student Teaching 14 senior standing & all certification requirements & permission corequisite ED 451 S
ED 451** Student Teaching Seminar 1 corequisite ED 450 S
ED 433* Pre Student Teaching Field Experience Seminar 1 ED 310 or ED 330 & corequisite ED 430 & ED 431 S

Total credit hours = 60 (45 upper level)

NOTE: Many students elect to complete certification requirements in both Early Childhood and Elementary and receive teaching certificates in both areas. *There are field experiences in these courses. Students should take only one of these courses per semester. Allow a two-hour block of time for scheduled field experience twice a week.**ED 450 & 451 (Student Teaching and Seminar) may be taken only in the SPRING semester of the senior year. Secondary Foreign Language Education majors take ED 450 & 451 in the SPRING semester. ED 450 requires students' full-time participation and no other courses may be taken during this semester. Students must have reliable transportation.

NOTE: It is imperative that students work closely with their advisors to meet all current certification requirements. All students are required to take six credits of English composition (or equivalent) and literature (or the equivalent) and two college level mathematics courses (or the equivalent) prior to being admitted to a certification program. See Section I of the Education Department Student Handbook for explanation of all certification requirements.

Early Childhood Education Certification Course Progression

Freshman Level
Sophomore
Junior Level
Senior Level

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