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Childhood Education Grades 1-6 (42-48 credits)

Childhood Education Overview

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

Childhood Education Grades 1-6 (42-48 credits)

42 credits for students with Initial or Provisional Certification in Pre-K-Grade 6 or Childhood Education.

48 credits for students without prior teacher certification.

  • COMPETENCY AREA I: Foundations in Childhood Development and Education (12 credits): EDS 707 (3), EDE 721 (3), EDE 722 (3), EDE 735 (3). Submit academic portfolio for each course of the first 12 credits.
  • COMPETENCY AREA II: Professional Coursework in Childhood Development and Education (21 credits): EDE 621 (3), EDE 713 (3), EDE 714 (3), EDE 715 (3), EDE 716 (3), EDE 717 (3), EDE 718 (3) .

(1) Successful application to the Student Teaching Coordinator. (2) Complete at least 12 credits in Competency Area II.

Student Teaching and Seminar (6 credits): EDE 795 (4) and EDE 783 (2) .

OR: Student Internship and Seminar (6 credits): EDE 783 (3), EDE 784 (3).

This requirement does not apply to students with Initial or Provisional Certification.

(1) Successfully complete student teaching or internship. (2) Submit an academic portfolio for each course of the first 36 credits with evidence of achieved outcomes. (3) Apply for Initial or Professional Certification.

  • COMPETENCY AREA III: Professional Practice in Childhood Education (3 credits): EDE 756 (3).

Last modified: 3/11/2014