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CATALOG • 2010-2011

Major in Early Childhood Education

Courses Required for the Early Childhood Education Major

Grades PreK - 4

 
WRI-100 Basic Composition (WRI-1) 3 credits
ENG-201 or ENG 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 Early Childhood Teacher - Grades PreK - 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)  3 credits
GSC-110Geology of the National Parks (SCI) 3 credits
 
Total credits for LAC and PDE major requirements: 52 or 53 credits
 
*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 in 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, EDU150) 3 credits
ECE-302 Assessment in ECE II (prerequisite ECC -301) 3 credits
ECE-305 Issues and Advocacy in Early Childhood Education 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-151 Field Experience I (co-req. EDU-150) 1 credit
EDU-200 Educational Psychology  3 credits 
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 Curriculum, Assessment, & Learning Experiences for Science for Early
               Childhood Educators (prerequisite EDU-311)  3 credits 
EDU-319 Curriculum, Assessment, & Learning Experiences for Social Studies for
               Early Childhood Educators (prequisite EDU-311)  3 credits
EDU-321 Field Experience III (prerequisite– EDU-317 or EDU-319)   1 credit
EDU-332 Curriculum, Assessment, & Learning Experiences for Mathematics for Early 
               Childhood Educators  (prerequisite EDU-150 and MAT-202) 3 credits
EDU-335 Creative Drama in Education 3 credits
EDU-340 Differentiated Reading Instruction for the Primary Grades 3 credits
               (prerequisite EDU-150, ECE 307, and EDU311)
EDU-359 Teaching the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Student 3 credits
EDU-372 Student Teaching: Early Childhood Education (prerequisite See Student
               Teaching Checklist)  9 credits
EDU-374 Professional Seminar 3 credits
SPE-243 The Exceptional Child (prerequisite EDU-150) 3 credits
SPE-345 Field Experience IV (co-requisite SPE-243) 1 credit
SPE 320 Teaching Studetns with Learning Disabilities  3 credits 
SPE-344 Adaptations and Accommodations for the Exceptional Child 3 credits
              (prerequisite EDU-150 and SPE-243)
  
Total = 76 credits
Total Credits for Early Childhood Education Major and Teacher Certification = 128 or 129 credits
 
*Students who are not proficient in oral/written communication in the English language as determined by classroom performance and the evaluation of cooperating mentor teachers in Field Experiences will be required to take additional courses to meet basic competencies in English communication.

  

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

Requirements for students who are Early Childhood Education Majors or who are working on or hold Level I or II Elementary or Early Childhood Education Certification. Special Education Certification as an undergraduate requires Dual Certification with Early Childhood Education.
 
Pre-requisites:
SPE-243 The Exceptional Child (Prerequisite EDU-150)  3 credits  
SPE-344 Adaptations, Modifications and Assistive Technology for the Exceptional  
              Child (Prerequisite EDU-150 and SPE-243)  3 credits  
SPE-310 Intensive Reading, Writing, and Mathematics Developmand and 
              Intervention Approaches  (Prerequisites EDU-150 and SPE-243)   3 credits
EDU 315  Field Experience II Middle Level and Secondary  1 credit
 
Certification Courses:
SPE-333 Screening, Assessment, and IEP Development for Teachers 3 credits
SPE-346 Collaborative Partnerships in Inclusive Settings 3 credits
SPE-347 Classroom Management for Teaching Students with Behavioral Disabilities
              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 Subject Area Content Access for Students with Learning
               Disabilities (Prerequisite SPE 243)  3 credits
EDU-359 Teaching the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students   3 credits
SPE-375 Practicum in Special Education 3 credits
 
 
**PENDING APPROVAL BY THE PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
  
Students must complete the certification requirements for Early Childhood Education certification (PreK-4) or Middle Level Education (4-8) certification to be eligible for Special Education PreK-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 7 - 12 CBPH/D   Add On Certification

Requirements for students who are Secondary Education Majors or who hold Level I or II Secondary Education Certification. Special Education Certification as an undergraduate requires Dual Certification with Early Childhood Education.or those seeking or holding Secondary Certification  Pre-requisites:

SPE-243 The Exceptional Child (Prerequisite EDU-150) 3 credits                           SPE-344 Adaptations, Modifications and Assistive Technology for the Exceptional Child (Prerequisite EDU-150 and SPE 243)  3 credits                     SPE-310 Intensive Reading, Writing, and Mathematics Development and Intervention Approaches [Prerequisites EDU-150 and SPE-243] 3 credits              EDU 315 Field Experience II  Middle Level and Secondary   1 credit
Certification Courses:

SPE-333   Screening, Assessment, and IEP Development for Teachers 3 credits   SPE-346   Collaborative Partnerships in Inclusive Settings 3 credits

SPE-347   Classroom Management for Teaching Students with Behavioral
                 Disabilities  3 credits
SPE-348   Teaching Students with Low Incidence Disabilities 3 credits
SPE-315   Teaching Students with Pervasive Developmental Disorders [Prerequisite
                 SPE 243]  3 credits
 SPE-320  Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities [Prerequisite SPE 243] 
                3 credits 
SPE-350   Subject Area Content Access for Students with Learning Disabilities 
                3 credits
EDU 359   Teaching the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Student   3 credits
SPE-375   Practicum in Special Education 3 credits

Students must complete the certification requirements for Secondary Education 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.
  
ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA.
  
**PENDING APPROVAL BY THE PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Major in Middle Level Education

  

Courses Required for the Middle Level Education Major

Grades 4-8

 
Required Education Courses to be taken in the following order:
EDU-100 Perspectives on Middle Level and Secondary Education (prerequisite for all
               other education courses) 3 credits
EDU-150 Educational Planning 3 credits  
EDU-151 Field Experience I (co-requisite. EDU-150) 1 credit
EDU-200 Educational Psychology 3 credits
EDU-306 Technology for Educators (prerequisite. EDU-150)  3 credits
EDU-312 Literacy II (prerequisite EDU150)  3 credits
EDU-315 Middle Level and Secondary Field Experience II (coreq. EDU-312)  1 credit
EDU-308 Integrating the Arts Across the Curriculum (prerequistite EDU150) 3 credits
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)
EDU-322 Middle Level Field Experience III (co-requisite EDU-303)  1 credit
EDU-351 Middle Level Assessment I (prerequisite EDU-150 and EDU-200)  3 credits
EDU-352 Middle Level Assessment II (prerequisite EDU-352)  3 credits
EDU-359 Teaching the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Student  3 credits
SPE-243 The Exceptional Child (prerequisite. EDU-150)  3 credits
SPE-344 Adaptations, Modifications, and Assistive Technology for the
              Exceptional Child 3 credits  
SPE-345 Field Experience IV (co-requisite.. SPE-344) 1 credit
SPE-320 Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities (prerequisite SPE 243) 3
              credits
 
** In addition students must complete the required courses in two content areas as listed on the Middle Level Content Checklist. Contact the Education Department for details.
 
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)
EDU-374 Professional Seminar (must be taken with EDU-371) 3 credits
 
Other Required Courses
PSY 250 Lifespan  Development  (prerequisite PSY-100)
Mathematics (6 credits, courses appropriate to major)
MAT XXX
MAT XXX 
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
 
**PENDING APPROVAL BY ­THE PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Last Updated: 5/24/10