Education: Early Childhood and Elementary Education

Course of Study

(70.5 credits)

EDUC 000 Field Experience 0
EDUC 004A ECE Field Experience I & II (taken w/ EDUC 300 & 301) .5/.5
EDUC 100 Introduction to Education (requires field placement) 1
PSYC 214 Child Psychology (prerequisite to EDUC 311) 3
EDUC 311 Educational Psychology 3
SPED 100 Characteristics of Students with Disabilities 3
SPED 300* Curriculum Adaptations (taken w/ Student teaching) 3
SPED 350 Assessment and Planning for Young Children 3
SPED 352 Diagnosis and Prescriptive Teaching 3
SPED 367* Behavior Management 3
SPED 400 Special Education Law 3
EDUC 108 Orientation to Early Childhood Education 3
EDUC 300 Early Childhood Curriculum I (w/ EDUC 004A) 3
EDUC 301 Early Childhood Curriculum II (w/ EDUC 004A) 3
EDUC 302* Child in the Family 3
EDUC 309F* Curriculum & Instruction: Math 3
EDUC 309G* Curriculum & Instruction: Science 3
EDUC 309H* Curriculum & Instruction: Social Studies 3
EDUC 309L Children's Literature 1.5
EDUC 309M* Curriculum & Instruction: Language and Literacy I 4
EDUC 309N* Curriculum & Instruction: Language and Literacy II 3
EDUC 005A* Practicum I 1
EDUC 005B* Practicum II 1
EDUC 420* Universal Design for Learning 3
EDUC 461* Material, Methods and Assessment of ELL 3
EDUC 498B Special Topics in Student Teaching (seminar) (taken w/ Stu Tch) 1
EDUC 442 Student Teaching 8

*Requires screening for formal admission

Additional Liberal Arts Requirements

(12 credits)

MATH 120 Mathematics in the Liberal Arts 3
OR
MATH 130 Mathematics for Contemporary Society 3
BIOL 110/110L Biology 4
SSCI 201 Intro to Social Sciences 3
COMM 101 Dynamics of Speech 2

Option: Expand your Certificate to Include Grades 5 and 6

All candidates enrolled in an Early Childhood PreK-4 program and all Grades PreK-4 certificate holders may add Grades 5 and 6 to their certificate by attaining qualifying scores on the following assessments:

Test Code

Praxis Test Name

Qualifying Score

  5154

English Language Arts and Social Studies Subtest

152

  5155

Mathematics and Science Subtest

164

Candidates may take these assessments during or after completion of their PreK-4 program. However, the Pennsylvania Department of Education cannot grant the Grades 5 and 6 add-on certificate until after the PreK-4 certificate has been awarded.  To expedite the process, candidates may apply for the add-on simultaneously with their application for PreK-4 certification.