Early Childhood Education

A candidate seeking a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education will obtain the knowledge, skills and dispositions to teach students ages birth to 8 years. The program includes Liberal Arts Courses, Teacher Education Core Courses, and Early Childhood Education Courses.

Additional courses may be added to the Early Childhood Education sequence in order to pursue an Early Childhood – Middle Childhood licensure or an Early Childhood – Early Childhood Special Education licensure.

Teacher Education Core Courses

EDU 163 Foundations of Education

3

EDU 165 Orientation to Teacher Education

1

EDU 203 Technology and Media in Education

3

EDU 269 Differences in Development

3

EDU 270 Educational Psychology            

3

EDU 271 Curriculum and Methods

3

EDU 360 Reading and Writing  

3

EDU 361 Professional Seminar

1

PSY 274 Lifespan

3

SED 300 Measurements and Assessment   

3

SED 400 Classroom Management and Behavior

3

SED 462 Adaptations and Modifications

3

Early Childhood Courses

EDU 224 Emergent Literacy and Language Arts

3

EDU 266 Intro to EC for Diverse Learners

3

EDU 333 Reading and Remediation

3

EDU 334 Integrating the Arts

3

EDU 364 EC Math & Science Curriculum & Methods       

3

EDU 365 EC Social Studies Curriculum & Methods          

3

EDU 359 Clinic I

1

EDU 359 Clinic II

1

EDU 462 EC Curriculum and Methods

3

EDU 463 EC Program Administration

3

EDU 453 EC Student Teaching

12

Environmental Ed Workshop

0

Other Education Program Requirements

  • Passing score on CORE test or alternate ACT/SAT score
  • Passing score on the PRAXIS II – content area knowledge
  • Passing score on the Wisconsin Foundations of Reading Test
  • Passing the EdTPA during student teaching
  • Successful completion of the Education Program Portfolio