Early Childhood Education

Suggested Eight Semester Sequence

First Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

BIO 170 - Introduction to the Life Sciences 4 Cr. Hrs.
EDU 110 - Essentials of Teacher Candidacy 1 Cr. Hrs.
EDU 111 - Foundations of Education 3 Cr. Hrs.
ENG 101 - Composition and Communication I 3 Cr. Hrs.
FYE 101 - First Year Experience 1 Cr. Hrs.
Historical Inquiry - Core Curriculum (Traditional) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Second Semester (18 Cr. Hrs.)

CHR 105 - Introduction to the Bible 3 Cr. Hrs.
EDU 206 - The Nature of the Exceptional Child 3 Cr. Hrs.
EDU 220 - Technology for the 21st Century Classroom 3 Cr. Hrs.
ENG 102 - Composition and Communication II 3 Cr. Hrs.
MAT 104 - Math for the Liberal Arts 3 Cr. Hrs.
Electives 3 Cr. Hrs.

Third Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

EDC 214 - Best Practices in the Early Childhood Setting/Field Experience I 3 Cr. Hrs.
EDU 211 - Educational Psychology 3 Cr. Hrs.
Intercultural Inquiry - Core Curriculum (Traditional) 3 Cr. Hrs.
Social Inquiry - Core Curriculum (Traditional) 3 Cr. Hrs.
Electives 3 Cr. Hrs.

Fourth Semester (18 Cr. Hrs.)

EDC 201 - Early Childhood Discipline: Growth and Development 3 Cr. Hrs.
EDU 330 - Visual and Performing Arts for the Classroom Teacher 3 Cr. Hrs.
PHI 210 - Philosophical Foundations & Moral Reasoning 3 Cr. Hrs.
SCI 107 - Introduction to the Physical Sciences 4 Cr. Hrs.
Creative Inquiry - Core Curriculum (Traditional) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Fifth Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

CHR 305 - Christian Worldview and Contemporary Application 3 Cr. Hrs.
EDC 225 - Play and Early Learning 3 Cr. Hrs.
EDC 315 - Best Practices for the Early Childhood Setting/Field Experience II 3 Cr. Hrs.
EDU 345 - Literacy Development for All Students 3 Cr. Hrs.
CON 3** - Connections 3 Cr. Hrs.

Sixth Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

EDC 338 - Teaching Mathematics in Early Childhood 3 Cr. Hrs.
EDC 422 - Scientific Inquiry and Young Children 3 Cr. Hrs.
EDU 346 - Literacy Development: Assessment Guides Instruction 3 Cr. Hrs.
EDU 347 - Literacy Development: Informed Instructional Decisions 3 Cr. Hrs.
CTI 4** - Contemporary Issues 3 Cr. Hrs.

Seventh Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

EDC 356 - The Child's Place in Society: Families, Schools, and Communities 3 Cr. Hrs.
EDC 387 - Planning and Utilizing Assessment in Early Childhood 3 Cr. Hrs.
EDC 438 - Guidance Techniques in Early Childhood 3 Cr. Hrs.
EDU 443 - Pre-Clinical Field Experience 3 Cr. Hrs.
EDU 445 - Literacy Development Across the Curriculum and Across Grade Levels 3 Cr. Hrs.

Eighth Semester (12 Cr. Hrs.)

EDU 490 - Clinical Experience 12 Cr. Hrs.