May 20, 2019  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalog

Early Childhood Education Grades PK-3, BS


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Total Hours Required for Degree:  120

The Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education Grades PK-3 leads to initial teacher certification. All teacher education preparation requirements must be satisfied for this degree.

Teacher Education Requirements


Must achieve one of the following:

  • ACT ≥ 22;
  • SAT ≥ 1100 combined Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Math; or
  • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (pass all three):
    • Reading (#5712) with a score ≥ 156.
    • Writing (#5722) with a score ≥ 162.
    • Mathematics (#5732) with a score ≥ 150.

Always check with your advisor concerning test numbers and passing scores as they are subject to change.

Teacher Education Requirements


EDUC 200 packet must be approved prior to enrolling in EDUC and SPED 300/400 level courses.

Teacher Education Requirements


The Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT): Early Childhood exam (#5621) and Praxis Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects exam (#5001) must be passed prior to enrolling in EDUC 470P.

Teacher Education Requirements


Non-education courses taken during residency semesters must be scheduled either in the evening or online.

Senior Fall - 12 hours


​Note:  EDUC 351 requires 10 field experience hours, EDUC 469 and SPED 403 require 20 field experience hours each, and EDUC 470P requires a minimum of 80% of the instructional week in an assigned grade K-3 classroom completing residency hours.

Note


Students must earn a grade of C or better in EDTC 245, ENGL 101, ENGL 102, ENGL 351, and MATH 113, as well as in all EDUC, PSYC, and SPED courses.

General Notes


  • All bachelor's degrees must include 40 hours at the 300/400 level.
  • All bachelor’s degrees require at least one life science course and one physical science course from the Natural Sciences area of the General Education Core Curriculum .
  • All degree and graduation requirements may be found on the Academic Regulations  page.

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