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Early Childhood - Childhood Education Program

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Early Childhood/
Education Program

Dual Certification for
Birth - Grade 6

The College of Education is announcing a new major for the Spring 2010 semester. This new major will prepare candidates to be certified in both Early Childhood (Birth - Grade 2) and Childhood (Grades 1 - 6)


Criteria for admission into this major will include:

  • Strong academic skills
  • Enthusiasm for learning and teaching
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Love of children's literature
This is a program that will be challenging and rigorous.
Courses for this major include:
EDU 105/106 Introduction to Contemporary Inclusive Education (F)
EDU 214 Children’s Literature
EDU 221 Introduction to Early Childhood Education Curriculum (F)
EDU 225 Child Development
EDU 250/251 Introduction to the Exceptional Learner (F)
EDU 276 Literacy and Technology Inclusive Educational Settings
EDU 305/313 Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in the Classroom (F)
EDU 315 Early Childhood Curriculum Development
EDU 349 Educational Psychology
MUED 315 Music, Play, & Self
EDU 301 Child Abuse & Abduction (1 credit)
EDU 302 Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Abuse (1 credit)
EDU 303 Safety Ed./Fire/Arson/Violence (1 credit)
MAED 301 Math for School Teachers I

MAED 302 Math for School Teachers II
EDU 402 Teaching Mathematics in Inclusive Educational Settings
EDU 403 Teaching Science in Inclusive Educational Settings
EDU 404 Teaching Social Studies in Inclusive Educational Settings
EDU 405 Teaching Literacy in Inclusive Educational Settings
EDU 406 Literacy & Assessment in Inclusive Educational Settings
EDU 412 Integrated Methods for Early Childhood Education
EDU 432 Home/School Partnerships in a Diverse Society
EDU 435 Student Teaching in the Elementary school: Pre-K-Kindergarten
EDU 436 Student Teaching in the Elementary School: Grades 1-3
EDU 437 Student Teaching in the Elementary School: Grades 4-6
EDU 416 Capstone Seminar- Advanced Study in Classroom Organization, Management, and Instruction
And completion of an area of concentration (about 30-36 credits)

If you are interested in applying for this program, download and complete the  application form:
Current Application Form

Submit completed application form and materials to the Department o f Curriculum and Instruction, E268 Thompson Hall by Monday March 1, 2010

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