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BACHELOR OF Science IN Birth-Kindergarten Education (B-K)

First Year | Second Year | Third Year | Fourth Year

 

Recommended Degree Pathway for Birth-Kindergarten Education (B-K)

The recommended degree path outlines a sample course plan towards graduating in four years. The path suggests taking courses in specific semesters, but there may be semesters when a course is not offered. Consult your advisor for your official degree planning. This degree path is based on the 2011-2012 university catalog. Please click here for the catalog 2009-2010.

Please be advised that in order to graduate in four years individuals must successfully complete a minimum of 15 to 18 credit hours per semester.

* Application for admission to the Teacher Education Program must be completed prior to the Junior Year.

 

First Year

Fall Semester

Course#
Course Title
Comments
FRS 1000 Freshman Seminar (1)  
ENG 1050 Composition I GE required course
BIO 1000 Principles of Biology GE required course
MAT 1050; or Introduction to College Mathematics; or GE required course
MAT 1070 College Algebra  
SOC 1020; or Introduction to Sociology; or GE required course
SOC 1050 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology  
ART 2050; or Art Apprecition; or GE required course
THE 2500; or Introduction to Theatre; or  
MUS 1020 Introduction to Music Appreciation  

 

Spring Semester

Course#
Course Title
Comments
ENG 1060 Composition II GE required course; Prerequisite: ENG 1050
  General Education: Social Science GE required course
  General Education: PED (1) GE required course
PSY 1010 Introduction to Psychology GE required course
PHS 1100; or Physical Science I; or GE required course
GLY 1150 Earth Science  
  General Education: Electives GE required course

 

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Second Year

Fall Semester

Course#
Course Title
Comments
  General Education: Fine Arts (ENG 2000-level Literature) GE required course
HST 1010; or Introduction to Philosophy; or GE required course
HST 1150 General Education History  
  General Education: PED (1) GE required course
PHI 1000; or Introduction to Philosophy; or GE required course
PHI 1010; or Logic; or  
REL 1300 Introduction to Religion  
  General Education: Electives GE required course
EPC 2010 Technology Applications for Teachers (2) B-K Core; Prerequisite: 30 semester hours and 2.0 GPA
EPC 2020 Introduction to Education, Ethics, and Professionalism (1) B-K Core; Prerequisite: 30 semester hours and 2.0 GPA.

 

Spring Semester

Course#
Course Title
Comments
EPC 2030 Educator Preparation for 21st Century Schools (2) B-K Core; Prerequisite: 30 semester hours and 2.0 GPA
EPC 2040 Introduction to Exceptional, Diverse, and At-Risk Students B-K Core; Prerequisite: 30 semester hours and 2.0 GPA.
EPC 3010 The Psychology of Learning and Development (2) B-K Core; Prerequisite:
30 semester hours and 2.0 GPA
EPC 3020 Curriculum, Assessment, and Research on Teaching and
Learning (2)
B-K Core; Prerequisite:
30 semester hours and 2.0 GPA
ECE 2020 Foundations of Early Childhood Education B-K Core; Prerequisite: Must have no less than a 2.0 overall QPA
ECE 2030 The Developing Young Child B-K Core; Prerequisite: Must have no less than a 2.0 overall QPA
  University-wide Electives  


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Third Year

All of 4000-level courses require admission to the Teacher Education Program.

Fall Semester

Course#
Course Title
Comments
EDN 2900 Research and Writing in Education B-K Core; Prerequisite: ENG 1050 and ENG 1060
ECE 2040 The Child as Teacher B-K Core; Prerequisite: Must have no less than a 2.0 overall QPA
ECE 2050 Young Children and Families in a Diverse World B-K Core; Prerequisite: Must have no less than a 2.0 overall QPA
ECE 3110 Behaviors and Environments for Early Childhood
Education
B-K Core
ECE 3140 Health Issues in Birth-Kindergarten Education B-K Core; Prerequisite: Must have no less than a 2.0 overall QPA
  University-wide Electives  

 

Spring Semester

Course#
Course Title
Comments
ECE 3120 Community Partnerships with Families and Agencies B-K Core; Prerequisite: Must have no less than a 2.0 overall QPA
ECE 3130 Early Childhood Educators as Leaders B-K Core; Prerequisite: Must have no less than a 2.0 overall QPA
ECE 4060 Assessment Strategies and Application B-K Core
ECE 4050 Practicum I (4) B-K Core; Prerequisite: Completion of, or
simultaneous enrollment in, the following: ECE 3120, ECE 3130, and ECE 4060
  University-wide Electives  

 

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Fourth Year

All of 4000-level courses require admission to the Teacher Education Program.

Fall Semester

Course#
Course Title
Comments
ECE 4010 Integrated Curricula and Appropriate Practices: Infants
and Toddlers
B-K Core; Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program
ECE 4020 Integrated Curricula and Appropriate Practices:
Preschoolers
B-K Core; Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program
ECE 4030 Integrated Curricula and Appropriate Practices:
Kindergarteners
B-K Core; Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program
ECE 4040 Differentiation, Individualization and Universal Design B-K Core; Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program
ECE 4070 Practicum II (4) B-K Core; Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program AND completion
of, or simultaneous enrollment in, the following: ECE 4020, ECE 4030, and ECE 4040.

 

Spring Semester

Course#
Course Title
Comments
ECE 4460 Internship in Birth-Kindergarten Programs (9) Corequisite: ECE 4750; Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program
ECE 4750 Professional Seminar for Pre-service Birth-Kindergarten Teachers Corequisite: ECE 4460; Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program


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Updated: March 2013

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