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Early Childhood Education Certification Program


Elementary Education Major,
Early Childhood (P-5) Certification

General Education Core

BIB 111. Old Testament Introduction
3
BIB 142. New Testament Introduction
3
BIB 277-278. Christian Doctrine I, II
6
COR 100. The Christian Mind
2
COR 225-226. Cultural Heritage of the West I, II
6
COR 325. Global Trends for the Twenty-First Century
3
COR 337. Intercultural Experience
1
COR 340. Christ and Culture Seminar
1
ENG 111. English Composition
3
HIS 325. Twentieth-Century World History
3
PE 151. Concepts in Physical Education
2
PE 152. Personal Aerobics and General Fitness
1
Fine Arts Distribution Requirement
3
Foreign Language
8
Natural Science Lab Distribution Requirement
4

 

General education core subtotal
49

 

Teaching Field

EDU 313. Language Arts Content & Skills in Early Grades
2
EDU 315. Teaching Reading in the Early Grades
3
EDU 317. Assessing and Correcting Reading Difficulties
2
EDU 324. Science Content and Skills in the Early Grades
3
EDU 326. Math Content and Skills in the Early Grades
3
EDU 328. Social Studies Content and Skills in Early Grades
3
EDU 337. Teaching Art, Music, and PE - Early Grades
3
EDU 366. Literature for Children in the Early Grades
3
EDU 444. Essentials of Instruction in the Early Grades
3
EDU 454. Org./Mgmt. of the Early Grade Classroom
2
EDU 480. Senior Integration Paper
2
HIS 111 or 112. History of the US I or II
3
MAT 111. Math for Educators I
3
MAT 112. Math for Educators II
3

 

Teaching Field subtotal
38

 

Professional Education

EDU 121. Introduction to Teaching
3
EDU 215. Technology for Educators
3
EDU 222. Educational Psychology
3
EDU 234. Teaching in a Pluralistic Society
3
EDU 361. Education of Exceptional Children
3
EDU 370. History & Philosophy of American Education ‘W’
3
EDU 410. Educational Assessment: Early Grades
1
EDU 495. Practicum I ‘S’
7-1/2
EDU 496. Practicum II ‘S’
7-1/2
EDU 489. Student Teaching Seminar
1
PSY 303. Developmental Psychology
4

 

Professional Education subtotal
39
Total degree hours
126

 

Note: COR 337. Intercultural Experience may be taken for 0-3 credit hours. It is also possible to be exempt from taking foreign language based on high school grades or placement scores. If either of these adjustment occur, one or more elective hours may need to be taken in order earn a minimum of 126 hours required for graduation.