B.S. in Education Degree with a Major in Early Childhood Education

The undergraduate program in Early Childhood/Elementary Education prepares teacher education candidates to teach children in pre-kindergarten school settings through fifth grade. Satisfactory completion of the program leads to Early Childhood certification in the state of Georgia. Admission to the Teacher Education program is required for enrollment in the block sequence of professional courses. A full year of field experiences in public schools occurs throughout the professional education courses. Students in this program will also acquire two concentrations (Mathematics and Reading) by completing courses that are integrated in Area F and the professional sequence of courses.

Requirement

Hours

Core Area A (Essential Skills)

9

Core Area B (Institutional Priorities)

5

COMM 1110 is recommended

3

Core Area C (Humanities/Arts)

6

XIDS 2100 is recommended

3

ENGL 2110, 2120, or 2130 is recommended

3

Core Area D (Science, Math, Technology)

10

Science (lab)

4

BIOL 1010/1010L is recommended

 

Science

3

GEOL 1121 is recommended

 

Math, Science, & Quantitative Technology

3

Core Area E (Social Sciences)

12

GEOG 1013 is recommended

3

Core Area F (Program Related Courses)

18

EDUC 2110 Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education

3

EDUC 2120 Exploring Sociocultural Perspectives on Diversity in Educational Contexts

3

EDUC 2130 Exploring Learning and Teaching

3

ISCI 2001 Life/Earth Science

3

ISCI 2002 Physical Science

3

MATH 2008 Foundations of Numbers and Operations

3

Note: To ensure proper background in required content area, ECED students are strongly advised to complete the following (or equivalent):

COMM 1110

GEOG 1013

ENGL 2110, 2120, or 2130

GEOL 1121

BIOL 1010 and 1010L

XIDS 2100

MATH 2008

 

Physical Education Requirement

3

PWLA 1600

2

PWLA (activity course)

1

Courses Required for the Degree

 

Professional Education

66

Block I

18

CEPD 4101 Educational Psychology

3

ECED 3271 Integ C, I, & CM for PreK-5 Class

3

ECED 3282 Practicum I

2

PHED 4650 Health & Physical Act in Elem School

2

MATH 3803 Algebra for Teachers I

3

ECED 3214 Explor Act in Music & the Fine Arts

2

READ 3251 Children’s Literature

3

Block II

17

MATH 3703 Geometry for Teachers

3

ECED 4261 Teaching Content/Process: Social Studies Ed

3

ECED 4262 Teaching Content/Process: Science Ed

3

ECED 4263 Teaching Content/Process: Math Ed

3

ECED 4283 Practicum II

2

READ 3262 Teaching Content/Process: Reading Ed

3

Block III

17

ECED 4251 Assess & Corr Math Ed

3

ECED 4284 Practicum III

2

MATH 4713 Probability & Statistics

3

READ 3263 Tchg C & P: Integ Literacy

 

Education and the Writing Process

3

READ 4251 Assess & Correction Rdg Ed

3

SPED 3715 Inclusive Classroom: Diff Instruc

3

Block IV

12

ECED 4286 Teaching Internship

9

ECED 4289 Teaching Internship Seminar

3

Summer

2

MEDT 3402 Integrat Tech into the Classrm

2

Total

129

Notes:

B.S. in Education Degree with a Major in Special Education-General Curriculum

This program in the area of General Curriculum prepares candidates to teach students with disabilities who are being educated in the general education curriculum who attend preschool through high school programs, as well as preschoolers receiving special education services. Graduates sometimes choose other jobs in related social service areas or pursue teacher certification in additional areas of specialty at the graduate/post-baccalaureate level. The learning outcomes for the students who receive the Bachelor of Science in Special Education-General Curriculum are taken from the Special Education Initial Content Standards and the Initial Knowledge and Skills Sets of the Council for Exceptional Children.

Requirement

Hours

Core Areas Aa,Ba, Ca, Da, and E on page 94a

42

Area A - Math 1111 recommended

 

Area B - COMM 1110 is recommended

 

Area C - XIDS 2100 is recommended

 

Area D - Lab Science, BIOL 1010L, and CS 1030 recommended

 

Area E - GEOG 1013 recommended

 

Core Area F: Major Specific Coursesb

18

ISCI 2001

3

ISCI 2002

3

MATH 2008

3

EDUC 2110

3

EDUC 2120

3

EDUC 2130

3

Courses Required for the Degreeb,c

60

CEPD 4101

3

MEDT 3401

3

READ 3251

3

READ 3262

3

READ 4251

3

READ 4253

3

SPED 3702

3

SPED 3713

3

SPED 3714

3

SPED 3751d

3

SPED 3752d

 

SPED 3761

3

SPED 4709

3

SPED 4712

3

SPED 4713

3

SPED 4761

3

SPED 4786d

9

SPED 4789

3

Total

120

Physical Education Requirement

3

PWLA 1600

2

PWLA (activity course)

1

Program Notes:

  1. See catalog and advisor in major area
  2. Requires a grade of C or better in each course
  3. Courses require admission to Teacher Education
  4. Advance application required