Course Requirements

The course requirements listed below apply to those students admitted on or after Fall 2015. Anyone admitted prior to this term should refer to their Analysis of Academic Progress on WESS or see your academic advisor for your official program of study.

Pre-Requisite Courses (if not taken previously, complete the following requirements.)
Number Name Hours
FCST 512 Child Development I - Theories of Child Development or equivalent 3
Fundamental Speech Communication or equivalent 3
  Physiology & Hygiene (State certification requirement; approved course or exam administered by the Center of Pedagogy)  
  Completion and passing score on PRAXIS II - Elementary Education: Elementary Content Knowledge (test code 014)  
READ 500 Literacy Foundations 3
Core Courses:   24
Number Name Hours
ECEL 501 Perspectives on Early Childhood and Elementary Education in a Diverse Society 3
ECSE 502 Sociocultural Contexts of Disability and Inclusive Education
EDFD 503 Methods of Research
ECSE 505 Learning and Development in Children with and without Disabilities
ECSE 508 Strengthening Partnerships with Families of Children with Disabilities 3
READ 515 Literacy Strategies for the Inclusive Elementary Classroom 3
ECSE 536 Observation and Assessment of Elementary Age Children with Disabilities
ECSE 539 Principles and Practices in Inclusive Elementary Education 3
Content/Methods Courses (3 discipline areas) 9
Number Name Hours
ECEL 516 Social Studies and the Arts: Understanding Democracy in Elementary Classrooms 3
ECEL 517 Integrating Science and Technology in Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms 3
MATH 577 Mathematics Education in the Elementary School 3
Professional Sequence Courses 12
Semester Before Student Teaching
  Students must apply to the Center of Pedagogy for a Clinical placement the semester prior to their Clinical experience. Due dates are 3/1 for September placement and 10/1 for January. These deadlines are strictly adhered to by the Center of Pedagogy.  
Number Name Hours
ECEL 522 Curriculum Development and Assessment in Diverse Elementary Classrooms 3
ECEL 510 Clinical Experience I in Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Settings 2
ECEL 502 Seminar I: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms 1
Student Teaching Semester
Number Name Hours
ECEL 511 Clinical Experience II in Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Settings 5
ECEL 514 In-Service Supervised Graduate Student Teaching 5
    (ECEL 514 replaces ECEL 511 for those already in full-time teaching positions)  
ECEL 504 Seminar II: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms 1
  Comprehensive Exam 0
PROGRAM TOTAL: 48 credits