Education (Early Childhood PreK-3)

Our early childhood PreK-3 licensure provides you with the knowledge and training to pursue a career in early childhood education. The curriculum places a heavy focus on the study of children from birth-to-kindergarten age and pre-kindergarten (pre-k) to third grade. Students planning to seek PreK-3 licensure must complete the Professional Core as outlined by the Department of Education and follow the course of study as outlined in the Child and Family Studies major. This comprises a full semester of integrated professional practicum experience and one full semester of student teaching in public school settings. Students who acquire licensure in early childhood will be certified to teach PreK-3 grade.

 

 

Degree Requirements  

 

Course of Study for B.S. Major in Education (Early Childhood - PreK-3) 

51 HOURS

(Second Major Only)

(See Behavioral Science's Child and Family Studies for requirements for first major)
For a complete listing of requirements for graduation, see Academics: Degree/Graduation Requirements.

 

I. Liberal Arts Core Requirements are met by the content major




II. Second Major Requirements:


EDU 130

Introduction to Education (W)

EDU 250

Professional Reflective Seminar I 

1

EDU 315

Children's Literature (W)

3

EDU 320

Technology in the Classroom

3

EDU 325

Teaching Strategies PreK-3

3

EDU 327

Tests and Measurement

3

EDU 330 

Teaching Mathematics: Methods, Strategies, and Techniques 

3

EDU 350* 

Professional Reflective Seminar II 

1

EDU 428*

Classroom Management

2

EDU 430*

Educational Strategies - Elementary

3

EDU 444

Student Teaching, PreK-3

12

EDU 450

Professional Reflection & Planning

1

HEA 216

Personal Health

3

MAT 206

Real Number System

3

RDG 324

Teaching Literacy in the Elementary and Middle Schools and Practicum

4

SPE 240

Special Education Foundations (W)

3  

     

 *These courses must be taken the semester prior to student teaching.