Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Bulletin: 2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin Program: Early Childhood Education Major, B.A./B.S. Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Early Childhood Education Major, B.A./B.S.

The student who desires to become a licensed early childhood teacher will complete the following minimum course of study that leads to a Bachelor of Science degree and the Indiana teaching license in the areas of (1) preschool and (2) elementary-primary (grades K-3). A Bachelor of Arts degree may be earned when the appropriate amount of credit in a foreign language is earned.

Teaching Major Grade & GPA Requirement

Students completing a teaching major must earn at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA, a 2.75 major GPA, and a grade of C or better in all courses applied toward degree requirements.

Early Childhood Education University Core 39 Requirements BS: 41 credit hours/BA: 44 credit hours

Within USI’s Core 39, early childhood education majors are required to complete specific courses as indicated in the chart below to meet content requirements for licensure in early childhood education.

Foundations (14 hours)

  Composition I ENG 101 - Rhetoric and Composition I: Literacy and the Self  3 hours
       
  Composition II ENG 201 - Rhetoric and Composition II: Literacy and the World  3 hours
       
  Communication Choose one of: 3 hours
    CMST 101 - Introduction to Public Speaking or  
    CMST 107 - Introduction to Interpersonal Communication   
       
  Mathematics Any Core 39 approved Foundations Mathematics course 3 hours
       
  Physical Activity and Wellness KIN 192 - Concepts in Wellness and Fitness  1 hour
       
  First Year Experience UNIV 101 - First Year Experience  1 hour

Civic and Cultural Awareness (13 hours) - 4 Categories of Ways of Knowing

  Historical Inquiry Choose one of:  3 hours
    HIST 101 - The United States to 1865 or  
    HIST 102 - The United States since 1865   
       
  Scientific & Mathematical Inquiry MATH 203 - Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II  4 hours
    (Note: MATH 103 is a prerequisite)  
       
  Social Inquiry EDUC 221 - Diversity and Equity in Education  3 hours
       
  World Languages & Culture Choose one of: 3 hours
    HUM 211 - World Humanities I or  
    HUM 212 - World Humanities II or  
    HUM 241 - The Humanistic Tradition in Literature I or  
    HUM 242 - The Humanistic Tradition in Literature II   

Bachelor’s Degree (Bachelor of Science: 14 hours; Bachelor of Arts: 17 hours)

  World Language & Culture GEOG 330 - World Geography  3 hours
       
  Natural Science with Lab BIOL 108 - Biology for Educators AND 4 hours
    GEOL 108 - Earth-Space Science for Educators   
  Natural Science with Lab CHEM 108 - Chemistry for Educators AND 4 hours
    PHYS 108 - Physics for Educators   
       
  Social Science Social Science Elective 3 hours
       
  Students may pursue a BA degree by completing modern language courses (ARAB/CHIN/FREN/GERM/JPN/LATN/SPAN) 101, 102, 203, and 204.   For the BA degree, the social science elective may be omitted. However, GEOG 330 and the 8 hours of science are still required.

Embedded Experiences (may be core, major and/or elective courses)

  Diversity EDUC 221 - Diversity and Equity in Education   
  Global GEOG 330 - World Geography   
  Writing EDUC 221 - Diversity and Equity in Education  AND  
    EDUC 458 - Seminar in Professional Education   

 

Additional Content Courses (6 hours)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
MATH 103 - Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3

Choose one of:

HIST 111 - World Civilizations I, Beginnings to 1500

USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Historical Inquiry, Embedded Experience-Global.


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
HIST 112 - World Civilizations II, 1500-Present

USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Historical Inquiry, Embedded Experience-Global.


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3

Early Childhood Education Requirements (54 hours)

In addition to Core 39 and content requirements, candidates are required to complete the following professional education courses:

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
EDUC 203 - Introduction to Children's Literature
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
EDUC 241 - Early Childhood Education
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3
EDUC 242 - Growth and Development: Early Childhood
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3
EDUC 246 - Language and Literacy in the Early Years
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3
EDUC 255 - Growth and Development: Infants and Toddlers
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 3
EDUC 256 - Guidance of Young Children
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3
EDUC 261 - Special Needs: Early Childhood Education
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3
EDUC 344 - Family, School, Community Partnerships
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 3
EDUC 351 - Music, Movement, Play, and Expressive Arts
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3
EDUC 355 - Practicum in Early Childhood Education
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Summer
Credits: 3
EDUC 356 - Teaching Methods in Integrated Content Areas (Preschool-Primary)
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3
EDUC 386 - Early Childhood Curriculum and Instruction
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Summer
Credits: 3
EDUC 398 - Reading Methods
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3
EDUC 431 - Supervised Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3-9
EDUC 437 - Classroom Management through Data-based Decision Making
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
EDUC 458 - Seminar in Professional Education

USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Writing.


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3

Content Area Minor (24 hours)

The early childhood education major requires completion of a content area teaching minors.  The requirements listed above total 101 credits, leaving 19 hours to devote to a minor.  Any content area teaching minor approved by an advisor may fulfill this requirement.  However, only the minors listed below can be completed within 120 credit hours.

  • Mathematics Teaching Minor (Elementary)
  • Reading Teaching Minor
  • Science Teaching Minor
  • Social Studies Teaching Minor

Check with your advisor for other possibilities.

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