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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Suggested Four-Year Program of Study: ECDV-BS (ECDF)


 

Early Childhood Development Major, B.S. (PreK-3 Concentration) (Licensure)

 
FRESHMAN YEAR (31-35 credits)
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
ENGL 1010 - Critical Reading and Expository Writing                                   3 ENGL 1020 - Critical Thinking and Argumentation   3
Fine Arts Course 3 Humanities Course  3
Mathematics Course 3-4 Natural Science Course 4
Oral Communication Course 3 HIST 2010 - The United States to 1877   3
SRVL 1020 - Introduction to Service-Learning in the Community  
(30 field hours)
3 MATH 1410 - Number Concepts for Teachers                                              3
CSCI 1100 - Using Information Technology  or Proficiency exam * 0-3    
Fall Total 15-19 Spring Total 16

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR (34 credits)
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
ECED 2110 - Infant/Child/Toddler Development   3 ECED 2180 - Foundations of Language and Literacy for Young Children  (Offered Spring only) 3
Literature Course 3 ECED 3140 - Guiding Young Children  
(10 field hours)
3
HIST 2020 - The United States since 1877                                                                3 ECED 3150 - Creative Development of Young Children  
(10 field hours)
3
Natural Science Course 4 ECED 3160 - Body/Brain-based Learning Environments   3
EDFN 2400 - Foundations for the Profession of Teaching  
(12 field hours)           
3 EDFN 2310 - Developmental Psychology   3
    SPED 2300 - Exceptional Learners in Schools and Communities  
(10 field hours)
3
Fall Total 16 Spring Total 18

 

JUNIOR YEAR (30 credits)
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
EDFN 3310 - Educational Psychology   3 ECED 4450 - Constructivist Inquiry Approach to Science/Math for Young Children  (Offered Spring only) 
(10 field hours)
3
ECED 3220 - Designing Physical Environments  
(10 field hours)
3 ECED 4161 - Curriculum Development for Young Children  (Offered Spring only) 
(20 field hours)
3
EDFN 3301 - Issues in Education  
(10 field hours)
3 ECED 4347 - Technology and Media in Inclusive Early Childhood Education                                                                                  3
ECED 3210 - Evidence-Based Literacy for PreK-3  (Offered Fall only)
(10 field hours)               
3 ECED 4451 - Foundations of Mathematics Instruction and Assessment for Pre-K-3rd  (Offered Spring only) 
(10 field hours)
3
SPED 3322 - Early Intervention Strategies for the Exceptional Child  
(10 field hours)
3 ECED 4517 - Family, School, Community Involvement   3
Fall Total 15 Spring Total 15

 

Pre-Residency Summer Session (1 credit)
Fall Semester Credits
ECED 4427 - Pre-Residency: The First 6-weeks of School 
(50 field hours)
Proof of CPR and First Aid Certification are required with this course.  
Summer Total 1

 

SENIOR YEAR (24 credits)
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
ECED 4617 - Residency I: Assessment Driven Literacy Instruction for PreK-3   3 ECED 4750 - Residency II: Seminar in PreK-3   3
ECED 4627 - Residency I: Writing Process, Assessment, and Strategies for PreK-3   3 ECED 4751 - Residency II: Supervised Field Experience                      
(500 field hours)                          
9
ECED 4637 - Residency I: Instructional Strategies for Math and Differentiated Instruction PreK-3   3    
ECED 4680 - Residency I: Clinical Experience and Seminar in PreK-3  
(135 field hours)
3 All Praxis II exams must be passed prior to the beginning of semester eight.                                                                   
Fall Total 12 Spring Total 12

TOTAL = 120 credits

Note:


Proficiency exam may be taken for 0 credit in lieu of CSCI 1100 . Must be completed to meet Graduation requirements. Those students who complete the proficiency exam and are short credits towards their total degree requirements may be required to take additional electives.