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Early Childhood Education

Suggested Course Sequence for Initial Certification

Early Courses
2100K:  Developmental Issues in Early Childhood Education* (3 credits)

1900C:  Language and Literacy Development in Early Childhood* (3 credits)

3500C:  Education in the Early Years:  Infants, Toddlers and Preschools* (3 credits)

7150C:  Foundations of Teaching in Early Childhood Contexts* (3 credits)


Middle Courses
7500C - Literacy Acquisition - Emergent to Fluent* (3 credits) or other methods

6000C - How Young Children Learn Math* (3 credits) or other methods

4300C - Art and Expressive Activities in Early Childhood Education* (3 credits)
or
7300C - Music and Movement for Young Children* (3 credits)

2101C - Social Studies in the Early Childhood Curriculum* (3 credits)

3300C - How Young Children Learn Science or other methods* (3 credits)

4200C – Including Young Children with Special Needs in the General Education Classroom* (3 credits)

1800K:  Family/Child/School* (3 credits)

7100A:  Urban Schools in a Diverse Society* (3 credits)
or
7300F – Problems and Issues in Early Childhood Education*


End Courses
7250C - Curriculum in ECE* (3 credits)

7301G and 7302G or 7303G - Student Teaching/Supervised Teaching plus Seminar (6 credits total)
with
1900G Professional Education Seminar (0 credits)
with
2202I - Content Research Seminar 1 in Early Childhood Education (2 credits)

2900I - Content Research Seminar 2 in Early Childhood Education (2 credits)


* indicates 10 hours of field work