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Early Childhood Course of Study — Program 1

36-42 credits

Course No. Title Credits Fieldwork
ECF 700 Child Development: Birth to Age Eight 3 15 hrs
ECF 701 Social and Historical Contexts of
Early Childhood Education
3
ECF 702 Assessment in Early Childhood Education:
Birth through Grade 2
3
ECC 703 Early Childhood Curriculum:
Birth through Grade 2
3 20 hrs
ECC 705 Language and Literacy:
Birth through Kindergarten
3
ECC 706 Language and Literacy:
K through Grade 2
3
ECC 707 Language and Literacy:
English Language Learners
1
ECC 708 Children with Special Needs:
Birth through Grade 2
3 15 hrs
ECC 710 Early Childhood Mathematics:
Birth through Grade 2
3
ECC 711 Science in Early Childhood:
Birth through Grade 2
3
ECC 712 Pre-Student Teaching Field
Placements in Early Childhood
1 50 hrs
ECC 713 The Expressive Arts in Early Childhood
3
ECC 714 Health, Safety and Nutrition in Early Childhood 3
ECC 715 Educational Technology in Early Childhood 1
ECC 720 Integrative Seminar in Early Childhood Education 3

TAKE EITHER

ECC 716 Student Teaching Experiences in
Early Childhood: 40 Days
3

OR

ECC 717 Supervised Practicum in Early Childhood 1

 PLUS

ECC 718 Early Childhood Student Teaching: 20 Days 2

Total credits: 36-42


*ECF refers to courses in the foundations of education; ECC refers to courses in curriculum.

Please note: Students who qualify for waivers may take ECC 719.51, .52, .53 (Special Topics in Early Childhood Education), 1, 2 and 3 credits, or a course in another program with permission of the Early Childhood Program coordinator. Students may be exempted from up to 6 credits based on evidence of prior equivalent course work.

 

Early Childhood Course of Study — Program 2

30-35 credits

Course No. Title Credits Fieldwork
ECF 700 Child Development: Birth to Age Eight 3 15 hrs
ECF 701 Social and Historical Contexts of
Early Childhood Education
3
ECF 702 Assessment in Early Childhood Education:
Birth through Grade 2
3
ECC 703 Early Childhood Curriculum:
Birth through Grade 2
3 20 hrs
ECC 704 Language and Literacy:
Birth through Grade 2
3
ECC 707 Language and Literacy:
English Language Learners
1
ECC 708 Children with Special Needs:
Birth through Grade 2
3 15 hrs
ECC 709 Mathematical and Scientific
thinking in Early Childhood
3
ECC 713 The Expressive Arts in Early Childhood
3
ECC 714 Health, Safety and Nutrition in Early Childhood 3
ECC 715 Educational Technology in Early Childhood 1
ECC 720 Integrative Seminar in Early Childhood Education 3

TAKE EITHER

ECC 716 Student Teaching Experiences in
Early Childhood: 40 Days
3

OR

ECC 717 Supervised Practicum in Early Childhood 1

PLUS

ECC 718 Early Childhood Student Teaching: 20 Days 2

Total credits: 30-35





*ECF refers to courses in the foundations of education; ECC refers to courses in curriculum.

Please note: Students who qualify for waivers may take ECC 719.51, .52, .53 (Special Topics in Early Childhood Education), 1, 2 and 3 credits, or a course in another program with permission of the Early Childhood Program coordinator. Students may be exempted from up to 5 credits based on prior equivalent course work.

Students must achieve a grade of B or better in student teaching and/or practicum. Any student who obtains a grade of F or WU in student teaching and/or practicum will not be allowed to continue in the program. Any student who obtains a grade of B-, C+ or C must apply to the department chairperson for permission to repeat that course, which may be repeated only once.

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