Early Childhood Education
Overview and Description of Program
As part of our teacher preparation program, teacher candidates complete a series of four field-based experiences in local schools. Each field experience is taught in conjunction with a required educational course to clearly connect educational theory and practice. Candidates spend a minimum of four hours per week for approximately eight weeks in a classroom working as instructional assistants. Each of these field experiences are highly structured, well supervised, and intended to provide multiple opportunities for teacher candidates to plan, instruct, reflect, and respond with students in general education classroom settings. Early Childhood Education majors also complete Introduction to Early Childhood and Integrated Methods for Early Childhood, which are both field-based courses specifically designed in an Early Childhood Education setting.
Early Childhood Education Sample Four-Year Degree Plan
Entering Fall 2014 and After: Early Childhood Education Program Advising Sheet
Entering Fall 2013-Spring 2014: Early Childhood Education Program Advising Sheet
Entering Fall 2012 and After: Concentration Advising Sheet