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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 Summer 2011 - Spring 2012 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

Major: ERED

Concentration: Early Childhood Education (ECE)

Degree: BSR

Unit: College of Education and Human Development (ED)

Department: Early Childhood and Elementary Education (ECEE)

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 1

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 1

EDTP 313 Mathematics Methods 3

EDTP 314 Elementary Mathematics Methods Field Experience 1

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 3

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, 324, 438 and 439 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 3

EDTP 437 Infant/Toddler Development 3

EDTP 438 Literacy and Social Studies Methods in IECE 3

EDTP 439 Mathematics and Science Methods in IECE 3

EDTP 484 Early Family Intervention 3

EDSP 485 Practicum: Developmental Intervention 3

EDTP 532 Curriculum and Methods in Early Childhood 3

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.