Early Education (Pre K – 4)

Students majoring in Early Education (PreK-4) will complete courses within the Division of Teacher Education and Leadership, including student teaching and the student teaching seminar in addition to meeting all Core Requirements. Students also qualify for a Minor in Special Education, and an academic advisor will assist with this aspect of course planning.

Major in Early Education (PreK-4) - 89 credits
Courses are 3 credits unless indicated.

Required in the Major:  

EDP4-201: Development/Early Years

EDP4-202: Educational Psychology/Early Years (WOK: Behavioral)

EDP4-203: ECE Foundations

EDP4-204: ECE Methods

EDP4-207: Early Literacy

EDP4-210: Reading with Trade Books

EDP4-301: Health and Safety Methods

EDP4-311: K-4 Writing Methods

EDP4-314: Creative Arts Methods

EDP4-315: Math Methods and Assessment

EDP4-316: Social Studies Methods and Assessment

EDP4-317: Science Methods and Assessment

EDP4-318: Family and Community Partners

EDP4-320: PreK-4 Assessment and Applied Instruction

EDP4-321: Classroom Management and Applied Instruction

EDP4-420: Professionalism in Student Teaching (6 credits) *

EDP4-421: Professional Student Teaching Seminar

EDP4-498: Senior Seminar in Education

 

Also required:

One ENGL-200-level Writing Intensive Literature course (3 credits) chosen from the following, which may not be offered every semester:

  • ENGL-203: Approaches to Literature (WOK: Literary and Writing Intensive)
  • ENGL-241: Gender and Literature (WOK: Literary and Writing Intensive)
  • ENGL-280: American Literature of the 1920s: The Lost Generation (WOK: Literary and Writing Intensive)
  • ENGL-301: American Novel (WOK: Literary and Writing Intensive)
  • ENGL-308: British Novel (WOK: Literary and Writing Intensive)

MATH-231: Basic Mathematical Theory and Applications I (WOK: Problem Solving) **

MATH-232: Basic Mathematical Theory and Applications II (WOK: Problem Solving) **

EDSP-312: Reading Intervention for Diverse Learners

EDSP-340: Introduction to Special Education

EDSP-345: Assessments and Adaptations

EDSP-355: Instruction in Inclusive Environment

EDSP-390: ESL Foundations and Methods

HSVC-105: Introduction to Human Services (WOK: Behavioral)

PHED-107: Movement for Children (2 credits)

Foreign Language at the 103-level or higher (SPAN-107 and/or SPAN-108 recommended)

 

* Student Teaching courses cannot be repeated; a “passing” grade does not guarantee recommendation. Check with an Academic Advisor in the Education Department before registering for a Student Teaching course to discuss the unique requirements.
**Grade of C or better is required.

Sample Bachelor of Science in Early Education (PreK-4)/Special Education Minor:
Please note that this is a suggested academic plan only, it is not meant to address each student’s individual requirements or interests. Students will develop a personalized academic plan with a faculty advisor; however, it is the student’s responsibility to be aware of, register for, and successfully complete all of the requirements for graduation in the major.

 

 

Year One Fall 

15/16* 

Year Two Fall 

15 

Year Three Fall 

16 

Year Four Fall 

15 

ENGL-101**
MATH-231 **
RLST-104
Language-103 or above
WOK (A or H)
FYIN-100*
EDP4-203
EDP4-207
ENGL-2XX (WI)
Language or Elective
GLST-201
EDP4-314
EDP4-311
EDP4-320
EDSP-340
PSPK-101 (1 cr)
RLST-2XX
EDP4-317
EDP4-301
EDP4-498
EDSP-355
EDSP-312
       
Student takes PRAXIS I PPST series (reading, writing and math) Student begins Stage I Portfolio Student begins Stage II Portfolio; acceptance at middle or end of junior year. Student meets Benchmark 2.
       

Year One Spring 

16 

Year Two Spring 

17 

Year Three Spring 

15 

Year Four Spring 

12/13* 

EDP4-201
ILAR-101
MATH-232**
WOK (S) (4 cr)
WOK (A or H)
EDP4-202
EDP4-204
EDP4-210
ETHS-201
HSVC-105
PHED-107 (2 cr)/Swim Test
EDP4-321
EDP4-315
EDP4-316
EDP4-318
EDSP-345
EDP4-420 (6 cr)
EDP4-421
EDSP-390
FYIN-101*
       
  Student meets Benchmark 1; successfully completes Stage I Portfolio; applies and can be accepted into Education Dept.   Successfully completes Stage III Portfolio. Student meets Benchmark 3. Student meets all Exit Criteria and Exit Competencies.

 

*Non-academic credit - these courses do not apply towards the minimum required for graduation.

**Grade of C or better is required.

Minimum Academic Credits required for graduation: 121