Early Childhood Education Track for Certified Personnel with Special Education Endorsement and English as a Second Language Endorsement

Degree Requirements

I. Core Courses (9)

50-501Field Experience I: Infant and Toddler Methods (25 hours)

0

and

50-502Field Experience II: Special Needs Observations (25 hours)

0

50-510Foundations of Early Childhood Education

3

50-515Child Growth and Development

3

50-520Child, Family, and Community

3

II. Methods Courses (26)

50-503Field Experience III: Preprimary Methods – Pre-K and K (50 hours)

0

50-504Field Experience IV: Primary Methods – Grades 1-3 (50 hours)

0

50-524Foundations of Teaching Reading and Language Arts for P-3

3

50-525Curriculum, Organization, and Methods for the Creative Arts and Literacy in Early Childhood

3

50-530Assessment and Intervention for Classroom Teachers

3

50-535Beginning Linguistics/Language Development

3

50-540Collaboration and Adaptations for Special Needs in General Education Settings

3

50-546History and Philosophy of Early Childhood Education

3

50-556Foundations of Teaching Math, Science, and Social Studies for P-3

3

51-515Teaching English Language Learners in P-12 Schools

3

55-504Technology For Teaching and Learning

2

III. Research (3)

52-575Practical Research for Learning Communities

3

IV. Reflection (Student Teaching/ Clinical) (3)

50-581Practice/Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education

6

50-581: eight weeks

Total Credit Hours: 41

If the candidate has documented evidence of successfully completing a pre-service student teaching assignment in a K-3 classroom – the requirement for an eight week student teaching/internship will be waived.

If the candidate has evidence of a successful teaching experience (minimum one year) in a K-3 assignment as the teacher of record, the requirement for an eight week student teaching/internship will be waived.

If the candidate has no previous student teaching experience or full time teaching experience in a K-3 classroom, an eight week student teaching/internship is required. This is an additional three hours of required credit.