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2011-2013 Undergradate & Graduate Bulletin 
2011-2013 Undergradate & Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

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

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Early Childhood Education

The University of Southern Indiana offers both bachelor’s and associate’s degree programs to prepare teachers of young children.

Early Childhood Education – Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements

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.

Early Childhood Education University Core Curriculum Requirements

The Mind: Enhancement of Cognitive Development (13 hours)

A1. Composition and Speech 9 hours
A2. Mathematics 4 hours
  Must include MATH 202  (MATH 103  prerequisite)  

The Self: Enhancement of Individual Development (8 hours)

B1. Ethics 3 hours
B2. The Arts 3 hours
B3. Health/Fitness 2 hours

The World: Enhancement of Cultural and Natural Awareness (26-27 hours)

C1. History 3 hours
C2. Individual Development/Social Behavior 6 hours
  Must include EDUC 221  (3)  
C3. Science (at least one lab course) 8-9 hours
C4. Western Culture 3 hours
C5. Global Communities 3 hours

The Synthesis: Integration and Application of Knowledge (3 hours)

Student teaching

Specialty Areas (Optional)

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