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Early Childhood Development - Entering Freshmen

The “Educator as Reflective Decision Maker” is the model for the conceptual framework for the educator preparation programs at The W.

 

Suggested Course of Study for Entering Freshmen

 

Freshman Year

First Semester

EN 101 English Comp I
COM 101 Oral Communication
Humanities or Fine Arts
Natural Science with a Lab
ED 300 Education as a Profession
UN 101 Intro to College Life

Total: 17 hrs

Second Semester

EN 102 English Comp II
MA 113 College Algebra or above
Humanities or Fine Arts
Natural Science with a Lab
PSY 206 Human Growth and Development

Total: 16 hrs

Sophomore Year

First Semester

Philosophy course
Additional Math or Computer Science course
Humanities or Fine Arts
Science without Lab
ED 297 Computers in the Classroom

Total: 15 hrs

Second Semester

ED 360 Educational Psychology
Humanities or Fine Arts
Science without Lab
ED 302 Arts and Science of Teaching*
ED 304 Principles of Early Childhood Learning

Total: 15 hrs

Junior Year

First Semester

ED 306 Intro to Exceptional Learners
ED 307 Children's Literature in Pre-K through Grade 3
ED 311 Elementary Residency I
ED 317 Behaviors in Early Childhood
ED 319 Early Childhood Language and Literacy

Total: 15 hrs

Second Semester

ED 309 Mathematics in K-3
ED 320 Developmentally Appropriate Materials and Methods in Early Childhood Education
ED 361 Early Literacy Instruction I*
ED 367 Elementary Residency II
Additional Free Elective Hours

Total: 15 hrs

*Critical Pathway Course - Course requires a B or above
 
After completing Block 2 Education courses, students who have a 3.0 GPA on the most recent prior 60 credit hours OR who have earned a 21 or higher composite ACT score OR who have completed and passed the MDE Praxis Core exam may apply to become an Elementary Education major if interested.
 

Senior Year

First Semester

ED 335 Elementary Residency III
Required Education Elective Course
Additional Free Elective Hours

Total: 15 hrs

Semester Semester

ED 404 Teacher Internship
Additional Free Elective Hours

Total: 12 hrs

Notice Regarding Repeat Coursework

Please note: Beginning August 2020, each undergraduate education student may repeat an education course or core required course once. Students who do not achieve required minimum grades after two attempts, beginning August 2020, will not qualify to continue in the respective program(s) depending upon each program's minimum grade requirement. This restriction applies to all current and new undergraduate education students either in the Early Childhood Development Major, BS or the Elementary Education Major, BS.

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*Updated August 2021 - SOE

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