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2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

Early Childhood Education (Non-Licensure) Major, B.A./B.S.

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Early Childhood Education (Non-Licensure) - Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements

Students who desire a bachelor’s degree but who do not want a teaching license (such as Head Start teachers and child care providers) may declare the early childhood non-licensure major.  The major is intended for non-traditional students who are currently employed as pre-school teachers or child care providers.  It is not an appropriate major for traditional students.

Non-Licensure Major Grade & GPA Requirement

Students completing a non-licensure 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 (Non-Licensure) Core 39 Requirements - BS: 40 credit hours/BA: 43 credit hours

Within Core 39, early childhood education majors are required to complete specific courses as indicated in the chart below to meet content requirements for early childhood education (non-licensure).

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

  Creative and Aesthetic Expression Select one: 3 hours
    ART 104 - Design in Materials    
    ART 201 - Introduction to Visual Arts    
    ENG 105 - Introduction to Literature    
    ENG 285 - Introduction to Film    
  Historical Inquiry Choose one of: 3 hours
    HIST 101 - The United States to 1865  or  
    HIST 102 - The United States since 1865    
  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 GEOG 330 and the social science elective may be omitted. However, the 8 hours of science is 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  
    Any Core 39 or Major course that meets the writing embedded criteria  



Other Content Requirements (3 credit hours)

In addition to Core 39, candidates are required to complete the following content courses:

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