Program Profile

Program Coursework (22 hours)
EDUC 728 – Socio-Political Influences in Education
EDUC 731 – Research for the Accomplished Teacher
EDUC 735 – Trends and Issues in ECE 
EDUC 740 – Connecting Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in ECE   
EDUC 742 – Early Childhood Curriculum and Assessment for Students with Disabilities
EDUC 750 – Advanced Seminar in ECE
EDUC 755 – Play-based Learning in Early Childhood Environments
EDUC 760 – Advanced Professional and Ethical Practices in ECE
 
With advisor approval, students will select a 9-hour endorsement from the options below as part of their 31-hour degree program (9 hours)
EDUC 615 – Classroom Management & Applied Learning Strategies with ECE Special Needs Students
EDUC 639 – Teaching Strategy/Classroom Environment for Active Learning/ECE
EDUC 625 – Culturally and Educationally Responsive Pedagogy   
 
For an ESOL Endorsement
EDUC 646 – Methods of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
EDEN 648 – Applied English Linguistics
EDUC 618 – Issues of Diversity: Language, Cognition, and Culture
 
For a Math in ECE Endorsement
EDMT 677 – Number Sense and Algebra in ECE
EDMT 678 – Geometry, Measurement, and Data Analysis in ECE
EDMT 679 – Mathematics Content Pedagogy
 
For a Reading Endorsement 
EDUC 662 – Clinical Practicum
EDUC 687 – Reading Theory:  Research & Best Practices in ECE 
EDUC 647 – Preventing/Diagnosing/Correcting Literacy Problems   
 
For a Science Endorsement
EDSC 674 – Integrated Science I
EDSC 675 – Integrated Science II
EDSC 676 – Integrated Science Methods with Residency
 
TOTAL: 31 Credit Hours
 

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