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Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education

Total credit hours: 120

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
FYE 102 Career Connections – Fulfilled by EDU 100
FYE 201 Concept Connections – Fulfilled by EDU 216
FYE 202 Communication Connections Fulfilled by EDU 251

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

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

 

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

 

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 (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