Prerequisites - (19 hours)
COM 100Spoken Word (3) C
ENG 101Written Word (3) C
EDU 190Introduction to the Educational Profession (1)
MTH 143Problem Solving & Number Systems (3) MA
PSY 103Introduction to Psychology (3) S
PSY 205Child/Adolescent Development (3) S
SOC 103Our Social World (3) S
Major Courses - (32 hours)
IEC 230Observing and Understanding the Whole Child (3)
IEC 250Profess & Developmentally Appropriate Practices (3)
IEC 321Collab Practices in Working with Families, Communities & Peers (3)
IEC 333Inclusive Early Child Practicum (1-3)
IEC 334Collaborative Practices in Early Childhood Education (1)
IEC 337Methods of Teaching Math (3)
IEC 338Methods Teaching Social Studies (3)
IEC 339Methods of Teaching Science (3)
IEC 444Student Teaching and Seminar for Early Childhood Education (12) CAP
Cognate Courses - (53-56 hours)
EDU 235Communication Development & Disorders (3)
EDU 255Foundation, Policy, and Professional Practice (3)
EDU 305Educational Assessment (3)
EDU 317Computers in the Instructional Process (3)
EDU 356Classroom Management and Organization (3)
SED 215Human Exceptionalities (3)
SED 215SService Learning: Human Exceptionalities (1)
SED 340Teaching in an Inclusive Setting (3)
EDU 317: Course can be waived with computer proficiency test
RDG 215Theoretical Perspectives and Foundations in Literacy (3)
RDG 215SService Learning: Literacy (1)
RDG 304Children's and Adolescent Literature (3)
RDG 316Literacy Practicum (1)
RDG 330Phonics and Linguistics (3)
RDG 331Methods of Teaching Reading and Writing (3)
RDG 338Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Problems (3)
Content areas for licensure
AED 210Art Experiences for Children (3) A
BIO 110Biological Science & LAB (4) N
MUS 246Music Experiences for Young Children (3) MU
MTH 153Geometry and Measurement (3) MA
BIO 110 & PHY 105 are recommended, but not required
PHY 105Physical Science L/L (4) N
The Division of Education has developed the following five teacher competencies describing the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that each teacher candidate will have upon completion of any licensure program.
- Content knowledge - The candidate articulates accurate subject matter and applies that knowledge in planning and presenting lessons aligned with content standards.
- Learner characteristics - The candidate incorporates knowledge of how students learn and how diverse experiences affect learning when planning and presenting lessons aligned with content standards.
- Instructional strategies - The candidate applies a variety of scientifically-based, data-driven instructional strategies based on learning goals, assesses student's progress toward these goals, and differentiates instruction based on students’ needs and assessment results.
- Learning Environment - The candidate creates and manages a learning environment that encourages active, engaged learning and respect for others.
- Professional responsibilities - The candidate engages in reflective practice, promotes collaboration among peers, families, and communities, and takes on opportunities for professional development.