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Bachelor of Science in Education
Early Childhood

The Early Childhood Education program is currently being revised to comply with changes implemented by the Board of Regents. Students should see an advisor in the Office of College of Education Services and Field Experiences (Jordan Hall, Room 107) to obtain the most current program information.

Area A Essential Skills                                       Required Hours: 9

ENGL 1101 (with a grade of "C" or better)
ENGL 1102 (with a grade of "C" or better)
Select one of the following courses:
MATH 1101/1111/1113/1125/1131

Area B Institutional Options                              Required Hours: 4-5
COMM 1110
Select two of the following courses:
ITDS 2726/ITDS 2727/ITDS 2735/ITDS 2746/ITDS 2748/ITDS 2749/ITDS 2755
Select one of the following courses:
EURO 2105/LEAD 1705/LIBR 1105/POLS 2401/Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001, or 2002/Any Area C-E course with a study abroad component.
Note: the extra hour may be used as an elective.

Area C Humanities/Fine Arts                            Required Hours: 6
Select one of the following humanities courses:
ENGL 2111/ENGL 2112/ITDS 1145*/ITDS 1155/ PHIL 1105
Select one of the following fine arts courses: ARTH 1100/ITDS 1145*/MUSC 1100/THEA 1100
*ITDS 1145, though listed under both humanities and fine arts, may be taken only once.

Area D Science/Math/Technology                             Required Hours: 10-11
Select one science course with a lab; the other course may be lab or non-lab:
ANTH 1145 (no lab); ASTR 1105/1305 (lab optional); ASTR 1106/1305; BIOL 1215 (lab included); BIOL 1125 (no lab); BIOL 1225 (lab included); CHEM 1151/1151L; CHEM 1152/1152L; CHEM 1211/1211L; CHEM 1212/1212L; ENVS 1105 (no lab); GEOL 1110 (no lab); GEOL 1112/1112L; GEOL 1121 (lab included); GEOL 1122/1322; GEOL 2225 (lab included); ITDS 1215 (lab included); PHYS 1111/1311; PHYS 1112/1312; PHYS 1125/1325 (lab optional); PHYS 2211/2311; PHYS 2212/2312
Select one of the following courses or a science course from above:
CPSC 1105; CPSC 1301/1301L; MATH 1113; MATH 1125; MATH 1131; MATH 1132; MATH 1165; MATH 2125; PHIL 2115; STAT 1127

Area E Social Sciences                                                Required Hours: 12
Select one course from the following two courses:
HIST 2111
HIST 2112
Take the following course:
POLS 1101
Select one behavioral science course from the following courses:
ECON 2105/ECON 2106/PHIL 2135/PSYC 1101/SOCI 1101
Select one world cultures course from the following courses:
ANTH 1105/ANTH 1107/ANTH 2105/ANTH 2136/ENGL 2136/GEOG 1101/HIST 1111/HIST 1112/ITDS 1146/ITDS 1156

Wellness Requirement                                                Required Hours: 3
PELM 1205
Select any one PEDS course.

Area F Courses Related to Major                               Required Hours: 18
("C" or better required in each course)
EDUC 2110 Investigating Issues in Education
EDUC 2120 Exploring Socio-Cultural Contexts on Diversity in Educational Settings
EDUC 2130 Exploring Learning and Teaching
MATH 2008 Foundationsof Numbers and Operations
ISCI 2001 Life and Earth Science
ISCI 2002 Physical Science

Area G Program Requirements                                  Required Hours: 66
("C" or better required in each course) 
EDRG 2156 Literature for Young Children 
EDEC 2000 Induction into ECE
SPED 2256 Introduction to the Exceptional Learner in General Education
Block 1:
EDEC 3155 Assessment in Early Childhood 
EDEC 3255 Creative Act for Young Child
EDEC 4155 Cognitive/Lang Dev in Early Child
EDEC 4217 Teaching Language Arts in Early Childhood Education 
MAED 5131 Understanding Algebra & Proportionality
Block 2:
EDEC 3256 Curriculum & Org in ECE 
EDRG 3115 Basic Preparation for Teaching Reading
EDRG 4218 Reading in the Content Areas: Concentration in Social Studies
EDUF 4205 Integrating Technology
MAED 5132 Understanding Data Analysis and Probability
Block 3:
EDEC 4247 Math Methods, Diagnostics and Prescriptive Instruction
EDEC 4235 Science in Early Child
EDRG 4219 Diag/Perspective Reading Instruct
MAED 5133 Understanding Geometry and Measurement
PELM 3218 Developing Movement Skills in Early Childhood  
Student Teaching Experience:
EDCI 4485 Student Teaching 
EDUF 4115 Classroom Management 

Total Hours Required: 129


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