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Early Childhood Education Birth-Grade 2 (39-42 credits)

Overview

Students in both Early Childhood Education programs must complete courses in three competency areas, including student teaching. To progress from one competency area to the next, candidates must meet continuation requirements as listed below.

Early Childhood Education Birth-Grade 2 (39-42 credits)

39 credits for students with initial or provisional certification in Pre-K-Grade 6 or Childhood Education.

42 credits for students without prior teacher certification.

Fulfill requirements for continuation: (1) Complete first 6 credits with a 3.0 G.P.A. (2) Submit academic portfolio for each course of the first 6-12 credits.

Fulfill requirements for entry into student teaching: (1) Successful application to the Student Teaching Coordinator. (2) Complete at least 12 credits in Competency Area II.

Student Teaching and Seminar (6 credits): EDC 795 (3) and EDC 790 (3).

Student Teaching Internship and Seminar (6 credits): EDC 784 (3), EDC 795 (3), EDC 745 (1), EDC 746 (1), EDC 748 (2), EDC 749 (2) OR EDC 747 (2), EDC 748 (2), EDC 749 (2) OR EDC 758 (3), EDC 759 (3).

Fulfill requirements for continuation: (1) Successful completion of student teaching or internship. (2) Submit an academic portfolio for each course of the first 36-39 credits, with evidence of achieved outcomes. (3) Apply for Initial or Professional Certification.

  • COMPETENCY AREA III: Professional Practice in Early Childhood Education (3-6 credits): EDC 756 (3), *EDC 757 (3).

*Only for certified students

Last modified: 11/20/2014