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Early Elementary Education (certification grades P-5) with Concentration in Early Childhood Education (Certification Birth to Age 5)(BSR)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Fall 2008 - Summer 2009 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Science in Early Elementary Education — Leading to Certification in Early Elementary Grades P-5

Major: ERED

Concentration: Early Childhood Education

Degree: BSR

Unit: College of Education and Human Development (ED)

Department: EDTL

Teacher Education Admission Requirements: A minimum of 45 semester hours; 2.75 or higher overall recommended GPA; 3.0 or higher GPA in EDTP 107, 201, MATH 151, & 152; 21 or higher ACT Composite Score recommended, “C” or better in English 102, “C” or better in Oral Communication course. Other requirements as outlined in Application Packet.

 

Type

Hours
General Education 34
The following are recommended courses to fulfill General Education Requirements:

   COM 115 Interpersonal Communication (OC)

   GEOS 200 The Global Environment (S)

   Biology course and lab (S, SL)

   PAS 227 Survey of American Diversity (SBCD1)

   OR SOC 210 Race in the U.S. (SBCD1)

 

Pre-Professional Courses

Type

Hours

EDTP 101, Academic Orientation

EDTP 201, The Teaching Profession (SB)

3

EDTP 107 Human Growth and Development

3

MATH 151 Math for Elementary Education I

3

MATH 152 Math for Elementary Education II (M)

3

HSS 274 Physical Education & Health for Elementary Teachers

3

ART 407 Art for Elementary Education

3

MUSE 525 Music for Elementary Education

3

Total

22

Core Professional Courses

Type

Hours

EDTP 301 General Methods

3

EDTP 328 Building Learning Communities

3

EDTP 330 Building Learning Communities Field Experience

1

EDTP 345 Special Populations in Schools

3

EDTP 346 Special Populations in Schools Field Experience

1

EDTP 355 Assessment and Research

3

EDTP 311 Introduction to Language Arts

3

EDTP 312 Elementary Language Arts Methods Field Experience

EDTP 313 Mathematics Methods

EDTP 314 Elementary Mathematics Methods Field Experience

EDTP 320 Language Arts Methods

3

EDTP 322 Social Studies Methods

3

EDTP 323 Elementary Social Studies Methods Field Experience

1

EDTP 324 Science Methods

3

EDTP 326 Elementary Science Methods Field Experience

1

EDTP 506 Public Schools in America

Total

36

Mid-Point Assessment: Prior to Elementary and Early Childhood Student Teaching

Satisfactory dispositions assessment; Completion of EDTP 301, 328, 345, 355, each with no lower than a C; “Pass” in all clinical field work; EDTP 311, 313, 320, 322, and 324 with no more than one grade below B-; Satisfactory mid-point portfolio; Positive recommendation from Elementary Program Committee.

Type

Hours

EDTP 450 Student Teaching - Elementary

6

EDTP 451 Student Teaching - Early Childhood Education

6

EDTP 477 Capstone Seminar

3

Total

15

Concentration in Early Childhood Education
Concentration: ECE

Type

Hours

EDTP 433 Curriculum/Methods in ECSE

3

EDTP 436 Theories of Play

EDTP 437 Infant/Toddler Development

EDTP 438 Literacy and Social Studies Methods in IECE

EDTP 439 Mathematics and Science Methods in IECE

EDTP 484 Early Family Intervention

EDSP 485 Practicum: Developmental Intervention

HSS 320 Growth and Motor Development

Total

24

Minimum Total

125

Degree Assessment

Satisfactory dispositions assessment; C or better in Student Teaching; 2.75 overall GPA; program course work with 3.0 cumulative GPA and satisfactory portfolio.

Certification Assessment

Passing scores on required PRAXIS exams.

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