Childhood Education/Science Concentration

Childhood/Early Childhood Education

Science Concentrations | Course Requirements

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Areas of Concentration in Science for Childhood and Early Childhood Education

Biology Concentration (33 credit hours)
BIOL 110 Human Biology  3
BIOL 131/132 Principles of Biology I & Lab 4
BIOL 133/134 Principles of Biology II & Lab 4
BIOL 243/244 Biodiversity & Lab  4
Plus 6 elective hours in biology at the
300 and/or 400 level by advisement 6
SCI 301 Science for Elem. School Teachers I 3
SCI 303 Science for Elem. School Teachers II 3
SCI 302 Science for Elem. School Teachers (Lab) 1
SCI 325 Science Teaching Assistantship Labs 2
EDU 403 Teaching Science in the Elem. School 3

Chemistry Concentration (34 credit hours)
CHEM 115/125 General Chemistry I & Lab 4
CHEM 116/126 General Chemistry II & Lab 4
CHEM 215/225 Organic Chemistry I & Lab 4
CHEM 216/226 Organic Chemistry II & Lab 4
Plus 6 elective hours in chemistry atthe 300 and/or 400 level by advisement 6
SCI 301 Science for Elem. School Teachers I 3
SCI 303 Science for Elem. School Teachers II 3
SCI 302 Science for Elem. School Teachers (Lab) 1
SCI 325 Science Teaching Assistantship Labs 2
EDU 403 Teaching Science in the Elem. School 3

Earth Science Concentration (32-33 credit hours)
GEO 160 Oceanography 3
GEO 165 Geology I 3
GEO 169 General Geology (Lab)* 1
GEO 210 Geology II* 3
GEO 215 Minerals and Rocks* 4
GEO 311 Global Climate 3
GEO XXX Any 300, 400 level geology elective 3  or 4
SCI 301 Science for Elem. School Teachers I 3
SCI 303 Science for Elem. School Teachers II 3
SCI 302 Science for Elem. School Teachers (Lab) 1
SCI 325 Science Teaching Assistantship Labs 2
EDU 403 Teaching Science in the Elem. School 3
*Prerequisite or co-requisite - GEO 165

Physics Concentration (35-37 credit hours)
PHYS 101 Contem. Physics for Non-Sci. Majors 3
PHYS 12/122 College Physics I & Lab 4
PHYS 123/124 College Physics II & Lab 4
PHYS 311 Acoustics I 3
PHYS 318 Basic Electronics 3 
One of the following sequences:
MATH 120/Survey of Calculus I & II 6
or MATH 122/123 University Calculus I & II 8
SCI 301 Science for Elem. School Teachers I 3
SCI 303 Science for Elem. School Teachers II 3
SCI 302 Science for Elem. School Teachers (Lab) 1
SCI 325 Science Teaching Assistantship Labs 2
EDU 403 Teaching Science in the Elem. School 3

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Core Course Requirements Childhood Education

EDU 105/106 Introduction to Contemporary Education (F) 3
EDU 225 Developmental Psychology 3
EDU 250/251 Introduction to the Exceptional Learner (F) 3
EDU 276 Foundations of Literacy and Technology 3
EDU 305/313 Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in the Classroom (F) 3
EDU 349 Educational Psychology 3
HLTH 300 Education in Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco 1
MAED 301 Math for School Teachers I 3
MAED 302 Math for School Teachers II 3
Science courses from two different departments 7
(Note: SCI courses are considered multi-disciplinary—all 7 credit hours can betaken in SCI)
Area of concentration 30-37 (see below)

Professional Year Course Work and Student Teaching:
EDU 402 Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School 3
EDU 403 Teaching Science in the Elementary School 3
EDU 404 Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School 3
EDU 405 Literacy I 3
EDU 406 Literacy II 3
EDU 416 Capstone Seminar - Advanced Study in Classroom Organization,
Management, and Instruction 3
EDU 420 Student Teaching – Primary 6
EDU 422 Student Teaching – Intermediate 6

Course Requirements Early Childhood Education

EDU 105/106 Introduction to Contemporary Education (F) 3
EDU 214 Children’s Literature 3
EDU 220 Child Development or
EDU 225 Developmental Psychology 3
EDU 250/251 Introduction to the Exceptional Learner (F) 3
EDU 276 Foundations of Literacy and Technology 3
EDU 305/313 Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in the Classroom (F) 3
EDU 312 Infant/Toddler Care and Education (F) 3
EDU 314 Developmental Learning or
EDU 349 Educational Psychology 3
HLTH 300 Education in Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco 1
MUED 315 Music, Play and Self 3
MAED 301 Math for School Teachers I 3
MAED 302 Math for School Teachers II 3
Science courses from two different departments 7

*Note: SCI courses are considered multi-disciplinary—all 7 credit hours can betaken in SCI.
Area of concentration 30-37 (see below)

Professional Year Course Work and Student Teaching:
EDU 402 Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School 3
EDU 405 Literacy I 3
EDU 406 Literacy II 3
EDU 412 Integrated Methods for Early Childhood Education 6
EDU 416 Capstone Seminar - Advanced Study in Classroom Organization,
EDU 42X Student Teaching – Early Childhood 6/6
EDU 432 Building Home-School Partnerships in Diverse Society 3

*Note: (F) designates courses that have a field experience component.

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