Teacher Education

Teacher Education

Dual Certification - Early Childhood/Childhood

Candidates may choose to major in one of four programs designed for teachers in grades 6 and below: Early Childhood; Childhood; Early Childhood/Childhood; Students with Disabilities/Childhood. The curriculum and the eight-semester recommended course sequence for each program is described below. Each of these programs requires a specified number of courses in the college’s core curriculum and area studies (General Education), 10 courses in one of the eight academic disciplines (Academic Concentration) and appropriate professional education courses (Pedagogical Core). The eight academic concentration areas are the same for each area of certification. In all, there are 32 program options at this level.

Dual Certification Early Childhood/Childhood Curriculum (Birth to Grade 6)

Core Requirements
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Concentration: English, French, German, Mathematics, Music, Science, Social Studies, or Spanish

Pedagogical Core: (22 courses)

66 credits

EDE 100 Human Growth & Social Development

3 credits

EDE 121 Introduction to Literacy, Children’s Literature and the Arts

3 credits

EDU 122 Technology in Education 

3 credits

EDY 208 Infant/Toddler Care and Education 

3 credits

EDY 209 Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum in EC: Playing to Learn

3 credits

ECCH 221 Teaching Literacy I

3 credits

ECCH 222 Teaching Literacy II

3 credits

EDU 250 Foundations of Education 

3 credits

EDY 306 Music, Movement, and the Arts in EC Classrooms 

3 credits

EDY 310 Teaching Math/Science in EC Classrooms

3 credits

EDE 311 Science in the Schools

3 credits

EDE 317 Teaching Math: Elementary

3 credits

EDE 331 Teaching Social Studies: Elementary

3 credits

SPE 341 Inclusive Strategies 

3 credits

EDE 390 Cognition, Learning, and Assessment Birth-Childhood 

1 credit

ECCH 412 Managing the EC & Elementary School Classroom

3 credits

EDE 432 Seminar in Teaching and Assessment-CH 

3 credits

EDU 495 Child Abuse Seminar

0 credits

EDU 496 Prevention of School Violence Seminar

0 credits

EDU 497 Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

0 credits

ECCH 493 Student Teaching-EC/CH 

12 credits

ECCH 494 Capstone Seminar for the Reflective Teacher

3 credit