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CATALOG • 2009-2010


Major in Early Childhood Education

Courses Required for the Early Childhood Education Major

(This is for Freshman entering in Fall 2009 or later)
WRI-100 Basic Composition (WRI-1) 3 credits
ENG-201
or
220 American or British Literature (HUM) 3 credits
ENG-303 Linguistics and the Development of Human Language (HUM) 3 credits
MAT-202 Mathematics for the Elementary Teacher-Grades 1-4 (ML) 3 credits
MAT-110 Probability and Statistics (ML) 3 credits
HIS-121 Survey of U.S. History I (HUM) 3 credits
HIS-122 Survey of U.S. History II (HUM) 3 credits
PSC-211 The World Economy and Globalization (WRII) and (GS) 3 credits
ETL-235 Ethical Life (community service required) 3 credits
PSY-100 General Psychology (SS) 3 credits
PSY-250 Lifespan Development (prerequisite PSY- 100) 3 credits
SOC-100 Introduction to Culture and Society (SS) 3 credits
MUS-101 Experiencing Music: An Introduction (ART) 3 credits
DNC-102 Experiencing Movement (ART) 3 credits
ART-110 Principles of Visual Organization (ART) 3 credits
BIO-111 Concepts in Ecology &Environmental Issues (SCI) 4 credits

Select from one of the following Earth Science courses:
GSC-101 Earth Science I: Physical Geology (SCI) 4 credits
GSC-103 Earth Science III: Astronomy (SCI) 4 credits
GSC-104 Earth Science IV: Historical Geology (SCI)
or
GSC-110Geology of the National Parks (SCI) 3 credits
Total credits for LAC and PDE major requirements: 52 or 53 credits

***PENDING APPROVAL BY THE PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
*Students must complete a total of 44 credits including the above courses with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 including no grade below a “C” in LAC courses and no grade below a B on Education courses, as well as meet all other
requirements as outlined in the handbook. Students may declare their major after the completion of 24 credits.
Students who do not pass the PPST tests may be required to take additional courses in order to pass these required tests.

Professional Courses

ECE-101 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3 credits
ECE-301 Assessment in ECE I (prerequisite ECE -101, EDU-200, and EDU-150) 3 credits
ECE-302 Assessment in ECE II (prerequisite ECC -301) 3 credits
ECE-305 Current Issues and Trends in ECE 3 credits
ECE-307 Emergent Literacy (Pre-K-Grade 1) (prerequisite EDU-150) 3 credits
EDU-141 Nutrition, Health and Safety 3 credits
EDU-150 Educational Planning 3 credits
EDU-200 Educational Psychology 3 credits
EDU-151 Field Experience I (co-req. EDU-150) 1 credit
EDU-311 Literacy I-Grades 2-4 (prerequisite EDU-150) 3 credits
EDU-313 Field Experience II (co-req. EDU-311) 1 credit
EDU-306 Technology for Educators (prerequisite EDU-150) 3 credits
EDU-308 Integrating the Arts Across the Curriculum (prerequisite EDU-150) 3 credits
EDU-317 CALE for Science for Early Childhood Educators 3 credits
(prerequisite EDU-311)
EDU-319 CALE for Social Studies for Early Childhood Educators 3 credits
(prerequisite EDU-311)
EDU-321 Field Experience III (prerequisite– completion of EDU-317 or 319 1 credit
EDU-332 CALE for Mathematics for Early Childhood Educators PK-4 3 credits
(prerequisite EDU-150 andMAT-202)
EDU-335 Creative Drama in Education 3 credits
EDU-340 Differentiated Reading Instruction for the Primary Grades 3 credits
(prerequisite EDU-150 and ECE 307 and EDU311)
EDU-359 CAIS for CLD Classrooms 3 credits
EDU-372 Student Teaching: Early Childhood
(prerequisite See Student Teaching Checklist)
(CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE) 9 credits
EDU-374 Professional Seminar (CAPSTONE Experience) 3 credits
SPE-243 Exceptional Child (prerequisite EDU-150) 3 credits
SPE-345 Field Experience IV (co-requisite SPE-243) 1 credit
SPE-347 Classroom Management 3 credits
(prerequisite SPE-243)
Total = 73 credits
Total Credits for Early Childhood Major and Teacher Certification = 125 or 126 credits
***PENDINGAPPROVAL BY THE PENNSYLVANIADEPARTMENTOF EDUCATION
***Please note that students who do not pass assessment of oral/written communication proficiencies in the English language appropriate for teaching in the elementary grades as determined by classroom performance and the evaluation of cooperating mentor teachers in field experiences will be asked to take additional courses to meet basic competencies in English communication.

Courses Required for Level I Certification in Special Education: CBPH/D (PK-8)

(This list is for Freshman entering in Fall 2009 or later)
Requirements for Students who are Early Childhood Major or who are working on or hold Level I or II Elementary or ECE Certification (Special Education Certification as an Undergraduate Requires Dual Certification with Early Education)
Pre-requisites:
SPE-243 The Exceptional Child 3 credits
(Prerequisite EDU-150)
SPE-344 Adaptations, Modifications and Assistive Technology for the
Exceptional Child 3 credits
(Prerequisite EDU-150 and SPE-243)
SPE-310 Intensive Reading, Writing, and Mathematics Intervention Approaches  3 credits
[Prerequisites EDU-150 and SPE-243]
Certification Courses:
SPE-333 Screening, Assessment, and IEP Development for Teachers 3 credits
SPE-346 Collaborative Partnerships in Inclusive Settings (PK-8) 3 credits
SPE-347 Classroom Management 3 credits
SPE-348 Teaching Students with Low Incidence Disabilities 3 credits
SPE-315 Teaching Students with Pervasive Developmental Disorders 3 credits
SPE-320 Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities 3 credits
SPE-350 Teaching Students with Behavior Challenges 3 credits
EDU-359 Curriculum and Instructional Strategies for Culturally and
Linguistically Diverse Students in PK-12 Classrooms 3 credits
SPE-375 Practicum in Special Education 3 credits
***PENDINGAPPROVAL BY THE PENNSYLVANIADEPARTMENTOF EDUCATION
Please note that students must complete the certification requirements for elementary certification (PK-4) to be eligible for special education (PK-8) certification. Students seeking certification in special education (CBPH/D ) will
be required to take a second specialty test of the Praxis II.

Courses Required for Level I Certification in Special Education: CBPH/D (7-12) For those seeking or holding Secondary Certification

(This list is for Freshman entering in Fall 2009 and later.)
Pre-requisites:
SPE-243 The Exceptional Child (Prerequisite EDU-150) 3 credits
SPE-344   Adaptations, Modifications and Assistive Technology   3 credits
for the Exceptional Child (Prerequisite EDU-150 and SPE 243)
SPE-310   Intensive Reading, Writing, and Mathematics Intervention Approaches [Prerequisites EDU-150 and SPE-243] 3 credits

Certification Courses:
SPE-333   Screening, Assessment, and IEP Development for Teachers 3 credits
SPE-346   Collaborative Partnerships in Inclusive Settings (7-12) 3 credits
SPE-347   Classroom Management 3 credits
SPE-348   Teaching Students with Low Incidence Disabilities 3 credits
SPE-315   Teaching Students with Pervasive Developmental Disorders 3 credits
[Prerequisite SPE 243]        
SPE-320   Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities 3 credits
[Prerequisite SPE 243]
SPE-350   Teaching Students Behavior Challenges 3 credits
EDU 359   Curriculum and instructional Strategies for Culturally and
Linguistically Diverse Students in PK-12 Classrooms 3 credits
SPE-375   Practicum in Special Education 3 credits

Please note that students must complete the certification requirements for secondary certification (7-12) to be eligible for Special Education (CBPH/D) (7-12) certification.  Students seeking certification in teaching the physically and mentally handicapped will be required to take a second specialty test of the Praxis II.  Please be aware that an additional Praxis Test is required for this certification.
ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA.
**PENDING APPROVAL OF THE PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION*

Major in Middle Level Education (grades 4-8)

(This curriculum is for Freshman entering in Fall 2009 or later)
Required Education Courses to be taken in the following order:
EDU-100 American Education 3 credits
(prerequisite for all other education courses)
EDU-150 Educational Planning 3 credits
plus
EDU-152 Middle Level Field Experience I 1 credit
(co-requisite. EDU-150)
EDU-200 Educational Psychology 3 credits
EDU-306 Technology for Educators 3 credits
(prerequisite. EDU-150)
EDU-312 Literacy II 3 credits
(prerequisite EDU150)
plus
EDU-318 Middle Level Field Experience II 1 credit
(coreq. EDU-312)
EDU-308 Integrating the Arts Across the Curriculum 3 credits
(prerequistite. EDU150)
OR
EDU-335 Creative Drama in Education 3 credits
EDU-303 Curriculum, Assessment and Learning Experiences
in the Middle Level Classroom 3 credits
(prerequisite EDU-312) plus
EDU-322 Middle Level Field Experience III 1 credit
(co-requisite EDU-303)
EDU351 Middle Level Assessment I 3 credits
(prerequisite EDU-150 and EDU-200)
EDU352 Middle Level Assessment II 3 credits
(prerequisite EDU-150 and EDU-200)
EDU-359 Curriculum and Instructional Strategies for Culturally and
Linguistically Diverse Students in the PK-12 Classrooms 3 credits
SPE-243 The Exceptional Child 3 credits
(prerequisite. EDU-150)
SPE-344 Adaptations and Modifications and Assistive Technology
for the Exceptional Child 3 credits
plus
SPE-342 Middle Level Field Experience IV 1 credit
(co-requisite.. SPE-344)
SPE-347 Classroom Management 3 credits
(prerequisite SPE 243)
** In addition students must complete the required courses in two content areas. Please contact the Education Department for details.9091

Capstone Experience:
EDU-371 Student Teaching Middle Level Grades 4-8 9 credits
(prerequisite complete all required education courses with a grade of B or higher and content area/major courses with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher) plus
EDU-374 Professional Seminar 3 credits
(must be taken with EDU-371)

Other Required Courses
PSY 250 Lifespan  Development
(prerequisite PSY-100)
Mathematics (6 credits, courses appropriate to major)
MAT
MAT
English (6 credits)
WRI-100
Any American or British Literature course
Science (6 or 7 credits, appropriate to major)
one course must have a lab
U.S. History 3 credits
Ethical Life (3cr. Course + community service)
AND any other LAC requirements not fulfilled by program requirements
***PENDINGAPPROVAL BY ­THE PENNSYLVANIADEPARTMENTOF EDUCATION