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2013-2014 Undergradate & Graduate Bulletin 
2013-2014 Undergradate & Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

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

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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

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

Within the University Core Curriculum, early childhood education majors are required to complete specific courses from the following categories:

A. The Mind: Enhancement of Cognitive Development

A2. Mathematics Must include MATH 202  (MATH 103  prerequisite)
*Students minoring in Elementary Content will take
MATH 203 
3 hours

B. The Self: Enhancement of Individual Development

B3. Health/Fitness  Must include KIN 186  2 hours

C. The World: Enhancement of Cultural and Natural Awareness

C1. History Must be a U.S. History
(HIST 101 , HIST 102 , or EDUC 173 )
3 hours
C2. Individual Development/Social Behavior Must include EDUC 221  3 hours

D. The Synthesis: Integration and Application of Knowledge

D. Synthesis Must include EDUC 458  3 hours


Student Teaching (12 hours)

Specialty Areas (Optional)

Content Area Minor (24 hours)

The early childhood education major requires completion of one of the following approved content area teaching minors:

English Instructional Technology Social Science
French Studies Language Arts Special Education
German Studies Mathematics Theatre Education
Spanish Studies Physical Education Visual Arts
Early Childhood Education Reading  
Health & Safety Education Science  


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