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 and see your academic advisor for your official program of study.

Prerequisite Courses
Number Name Hours
FCST 512 Child Development I - Theories of Child Development or equivalent 3
Fundamentals of Speech Communication or equivalent 3
  Physiology & Hygiene (State cert requirement; approved course or exam offered through the Center of Pedagogy)  
  Completion and passing score on PRAXIS II Early Childhood Content Knowledge The test code beginning 9/1/2015 is 5025. (Tests completed prior to 9/1/2015 should be code 5022/0022).   
Core Courses 30
Number Name Hours
ECEL 501 Perspectives on EC and Elem. Education in a Diverse Society (10 hrs fld exp) 3
ECSE 508 Partnerships with Families: Early Childhood Special Education 3
READ 500 Literacy Foundations 3
ECSE 519 Language and Early Literacy Development 3
EDFD 503 Methods of Research 3
ECSE 506 Observation Assess of Young Children with Spec. Needs 3
ECSE 509 Programs and Practices for Young Children with Spec. Needs 3
ECSE 523 Communication, Collaboration, and Consultation in EC 3
ECSE 505 Learning and Development in Young Children with or without Disabilities 3
ECSE 502 Sociocultural Contexts of Disability and Inclusive Education 3
Content/Methods Courses 6
Number Name Hours
ECEL 513 Math, Science and Technology for Young Children in Inclusive Settings 3
ECEL 516 Social Studies and the Arts: Understanding Democracy in Elementary Classrooms 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 528 Early Childhood Curriculum in Inclusive Settings 3
ECEL 510 Clinical Experience I in Inclusive EC and EL Settings 2
ECEL 502 Seminar I: Inclusive EC and EL Classrooms 1
Student Teaching Semester  
Number Name Hours
ECEL 504 Seminar II: Inclusive EC and EL Classrooms 1
ECEL 511 Clinical Experience II: Inclusive EC and EL Settings 5
ECEL 514 In-service Supervised Graduate Student Teaching I
(ECEL 514 replaces ECEL 511 for those already in full-time teaching positions)
  Comprehensive Exam 0
PROGRAM TOTAL: 48 credits
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