Early Childhood Education

General Description:

The Early Childhood Education area of emphasis is available to those who are licensed Early Education (PK-K) teachers, as well as those who are licensed Elementary teachers with no Early Education endorsement.

 

Option 1: For teachers licensed in Early Education

Core Courses (15 hours)

  • EDF 621 Educational Research and Writing or EDF 625 Qualitative Research in Education (3 hrs.)
  • EDF 616 Advanced Studies in Human Development (3 hrs.)
  • CIEC 534 Applications Software in the Classroom Curriculum Area or CIEC 600 Instructional Design and Technology or CIEC 635 Using the Internet in the Classroom (3 hrs.)
  • CI 623 Instructional Models and Assessment Techniques or CI 624 Advanced Instructional Strategies or advisor approved methods course (3 hrs.)
  • EDF 612 Educational Evaluation or CI 609 Curriculum in the Modern Elementary School or CI 501 Middle Childhood Curriculum (3 hrs.)

Area of Emphasis Courses (18 hours)

  • CI 631 Current Influences on Early Childhood Education (3 hrs.)
  • CI 632 Early Childhood Programs (3 hrs.)
  • CI 633 Adult Involvement in Early Education (3 hrs.)
  • CI 634 Language and Cognition in Early Childhood (3 hrs.)
  • CIRG 653 Literacy Acquisition (3 hrs.)
  • ECE 603 Current Issues in Child Development or EDF 513 Human Growth and Development Birth to 8 (3 hrs.)

Capstone Courses (6 hours)

  • CI 690 Capstone Experience (3 hrs.)
  • advisor approved elective

 

Option 2: For teachers licensed in Elementary (but not Early) Education

Core Courses (15 hours)

  • EDF 621 Educational Research and Writing or EDF 625 Qualitative Research in Education (3 hrs.)
  • EDF 616 Advanced Studies in Human Development (3 hrs.)
  • *CIEC 534 Applications Software in the Classroom Curriculum Area or CIEC 600 Instructional Design and Technology or CIEC 635 Using the Internet in the Classroom (3 hrs.)
  • CI 623 Instructional Models and Assessment Techniques or CI 624 Advanced Instructional Strategies or advisor approved methods course (3 hrs.)
  • EDF 612 Educational Evaluation or CI 609 Curriculum in the Modern Elementary School or CI 501 Middle Childhood Curriculum (3 hrs.)

Area of Emphasis Courses (18 hours)

  • *CI 632 Early Childhood Programs (3 hrs.)
  • *CI 633 Adult Involvement in Early Education (3 hrs.)
  • *CI 634 Language and Cognition in Early Childhood (3 hrs.)
  • *ECE 535 Administration of Early Childhood Programs (3 hrs.)
  • *EDF 513 Human Growth and Development Birth-8 (3 hrs.)
  • *CI 630 Practicum in Early Childhood Education (3 hrs.)

Capstone Experience (6 hours)

  • CI 690 Capstone Experience (3 hrs.)
  • advisor approved elective

*Candidates pursuing the added endorsement must complete: CI 632, CI 633, CI 634, CIEC 534 or CIEC 600 or CIEC 635, ECE 535, EDF 513, and CI 630