2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jun 30, 2022  
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Early Childhood and Childhood Education (Birth-6) [EDD]


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This major prepares students to have dual certification in early childhood and childhood education for teaching from birth through grade 6.

A. College-wide and General Education Courses: 50 credit hours


  • Foreign Language (six credit hours)

General Education Program


GE 3: Social Sciences


GE 4: United States History and Society


GE 5: Western Civilization


Any GE 5 course

GE 7: The Humanities


Any GE 7 course

GE 8: The Arts


Any GE 8 course

GE 9: Foreign Language


Program Requirement: foreign language through the 102 level (six credit hours)

GE 10: Basic Communication


  • Select either CPN 100 or 102 and CPN 101 or 103.
  • Additionally select one course fulfilling the Presentation Skills Requirement.

GE 11: Prejudice and Discrimination


  • Any GE 11 course
    (Recommended: FSA 103: Race, Class and Gender Issues in Education)

GE 12: Science, Technology, Values and Society


GE 13: Natural Science - Second Science Requirement


B. Professional Preparation and Pedagogy Courses: 71 credit hours


Pre-Professional Block: eight credit hours


Early Childhood Methodology Block III: 13 credit hours


C. Approved Childhood and Early Childhood Concentrations


30-31 credit hours with a minimum of 18 credit hours at the 300 and 400 level.

Approved concentration requirements are listed in the Childhood and Early Childhood program requirements. If a second major is selected as an alternative to the 30-credit hour concentration, the requirements will be listed in the academic department of the second major.

I. Environmental Studies Concentration [EST]


31 credit hours, with a minimum of 18 credit hours at the 300 level or above

A. Required Environmental Studies Core: 13 credit hours


B. Natural Science Courses - select six credit hours at the 300 level and above from the following:


Please note: some courses listed below may require additional prerequisites.

C. Social Science Courses - select six credit hours at the 300 level and above from the following:


D. Electives: six credit hours


Select six additional credit hours at the 300 level and above from those courses not taken to fulfill the Natural Sciences (B) or the Social Sciences (C) as listed above.

Total credit hours: 31


II. Humanities Concentration [HUM]


30 credit hours, with a minimum of 18 credit hours at the 300 level or above.

A. Required Humanities Core: 12 credit hours


Select one course from each of the groups below:

Humanities - select three credit hours from the following:


Select three additional credit hours from GE Category 7 - Humanities


Select three additional credit hours from GE Category 8 - The Arts


B. Humanities Electives at the 300 and 400 level : 18 credit hours


  • Select 18 credit hours at the 300 or 400 level in any of the following disciplines with the subject prefix:
    ATH, ATS, ATT, ENG, MUS, PHI, PWR, THT.
  • Additionally, EDU 303 and COM 436 may be used to fulfill this requirement.

Total credit hours: 30


III. Social Sciences Concentration [SOS]


30 credit hours, with a minimum of 18 credit hours at the 300 level or above.

A. Required Social Sciences Core: 12 credit hours


Select three credit hours from GE Category 4 - U.S. History and Society


Select three credit hours from GE Category 5 - Western Civilization


Select three credit hours from GE Category 6 - Contrasting Cultures


B. Social Sciences Electives at the 300 and 400 level : 18 credit hours


  • Select 18 credit hours at the 300 or 400 level in any of the following disciplines with the subject prefix:
    ANT, ECO, GRY, HIS, POL, SOC.

Total credit hours: 30


Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124


Total Credit Hours Required for Childhood/Early Childhood Dual Certification with Concentration: 142


Example of the B.S. in Early Childhood & Childhood with a concentration in Humanities over 4 years


First Year


Spring Total credit hours: 18-19


  • Foreign Language - 102 level
  • GE 8: The Arts
  • Select either ANY 102 or GRY 120 or GRY 125

Second Year


Fall Total credit hours: 18


  • GE 7: The Humanities
  • HUM Elective (lower level)
  • PHI Elective (lower level)
  • HIS 200 or 201
  • Two HUM Electives (upper level)

Spring Total credit hours: 17


  • Two HUM Electives (upper level)
  • GE 5: Western Civilization

Third Year


Fourth Year


Extra Semester or Summer Session


All but two course requirements can be taken in the four year example as displayed. If a student goes not have course equivalencies (waived or completed) prior to matriculation; the last few requirements will need to be taken during the summer, or another semester will be required.

  • GE 11: Prejudice and Discrimination

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