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Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education

Total credit hours: 126

The Early Childhood Program prepares teachers to work with young children from ages three through eight, grades Pre-Kindergarten through third.

Required Curriculum

Core Course Requirements
First Year Experience (3 credit hours)
FYE 101 College Connections

English (6 credit hours)
ENG 101         Composition I: Essay Writing
ENG 102         Composition II: Research and Writing

Mathematics (3 credit hours)
MTH 112 if ACT score <22 or SAT score <520 (except MTH 224 or MTH 225) OR a math course higher than MTH 114 if ACT score > 22 or SAT score >520 (except MTH 224 or MTH 225)

Ethics (3 credit hours)
Education students meet the Core Curriculum Requirement for Ethics through an integrated approach of studying ethics for educators in five courses (EDU 100/101, EDU 230, EDU 216, EDU 317/319, EDU 329).

Enduring Question Seminar (2-3 credit hours)

Capstone in the major (12 credit hours)
EDE 490 Capstone: Early Childhood Student Teaching

Service Learning (20 hours)

Cultural Diversity course or experience (3 credit hours)
EDU 216 Multicultural & Social Issues in Education

General Education

History (3 credit hours)
HST 121 Survey of United States History I or
HST 219 Ohio History

Literature (3 credit hours)
ENG 200 Introduction to Literature

Philosophy (3 credit hours)
Any PHL course

Theology (6 credit hours)
First course (one of the following):
THS 125 Foundation of Theology
THS 218 Celebrating the Sacraments
THS 220 Introduction to the Old Testament
THS 221 Introduction to the New Testament
THS 235 Survey of Catholic Belief
THS 265 Christian Ethics
THS 312 Jesus, the Christ
THS 316 The Shape and Mission of the Church

Second course – Any other Theology course (Note that if THS 101 was taken as a first course, THS 105 cannot be taken to fulfill the second course requirement.)

Art/Music (3 credit hours)
ART 117 Art for the Teachers of Young Children or
MUS 113 Integrating Music into the Early Childhood Classroom

Natural Science (3 credit hours)
SCI 170 Survey of Science

* Field experience required
** Clinical experience required
*** Field and clinical experience required

Social Science (3 credit hours)
EDU 250**         Educational Psychology

Professional Education Foundation Courses
EDU 100* Foundations of Education or
EDU 101 Foundations of Education Bridge Course
EDU 151 Technology in Learning
EDU 251 Technology & Pedagogy for Learning
EDU 351 Technology, Pedagogy & Content Knowledge for Learning
EDU 216 Multicultural & Social Issues in Education
EDU 230** Survey of Special Needs Education
EDU 250*** Educational Psychology
EDU 317 Classroom Management for Early Childhood Education
EDU 329 Differentiated Instruction & Assessment

Early Childhood Strand
EDE 210** Child Development
EDE 235** Integrated Curriculum and Instruction in Early Childhood
EDE 250 Early Childhood Methods and Field Experience I
EDE 307 Special Education Assessment & Instructional Adaptations
EDE 315 Family, School, Community Relations
EDE 350* Early Childhood Methods & Field Experience II
EDE 490 Capstone: Early Childhood Student Teaching

Reading Strand
EDU 220 Reading Comprehension Skills & Strategies
EDU 221 Content Area Reading
EDU 324 The Role of Phonics & Foundations of Reading
EDU 335 Reading Diagnosis, Assessment, & Instructional Implications

Curriculum Content

Language Arts
COM 100 Oral Communications
ENG 101 Composition I: Essay Writing
ENG 102 Composition II: Research & Writing
ENG 200 Introduction to Literature

Math
MTH 112 if ACT score <22 or SAT score <520 3 (except MTH 224 or MTH 225) OR a math course higher than MTH 114 if ACT score > 22 or SAT score > 520 (except MTH 224 or MTH 225)
MTH 224 Mathematics for Teachers of Young Children I
MTH 225 Mathematics for Teachers of Young Children II

Science
BIO 253 Health Science for Teachers of Early Childhood
SCI 170 Survey of Science
SCI 370 Integrated Science for Teachers

Social Studies
GEO 250 World Cultural Geography
HST 121 Survey of United States History I
HST 219 Ohio History
PLS 122 American National Government

Art/Music
ART 117 Art for the Teachers of Young Children
MUS 113 Integrating Music in the Early Childhood Classroom