Early Childhood Education P-3 B.A.

Bachelor of Arts - Early Childhood Education P-3

Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 110-111

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.75

Catalog Year: 2018-2019

Note: Admission to the Teacher Education Program is required to enroll in any EDU and EDEC courses.

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 

Summary

Literature Content Courses3-4
Math Content Courses6
Science Content Courses13
Social Studies Content Courses12
Geography
Social Studies
Health and Physical Education3
The Arts9
Teacher Education Program - Professional Licensure Courses64
Level 1 - Learning and Instruction
Level 2 - Pedagogy and Content Knowledge
Level 3 - Pedagogy and Content Knowledge
Level 4 - Student Teaching
Total Hours110-111

Literature Content Courses 

Complete one of the following courses:3-4
Lit & Literacy for Children
Introduction to Western Humanities Antiquity
Introduction to the Humanities Medieval to Modern
Intro to Lit
Poetry
Oral/Written Trads Native Amer
Total Hours3-4

Minimum Required Grade: C- 


Math Content Courses

Complete one of the following courses:
M 132Numbers and Operations for Elementary School Teachers3
M 133Geometry and Measurement for Elementary School Teachers3
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C- 


Science Content Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
BIOB 226NGen Science: Earth & Life Sci5
ENST 472Gen Sci: Conservation Education3
PHSX 225NGen Science: Phys & Chem Sci5
Total Hours13

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Social Studies Content Courses

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 12 total credits required.

Geography

Complete the following course:
GPHY 121SHuman Geography3
or GPHY 141S Geography of World Regions
Total Hours3
Minimum Required Grade: C-
 
Social Studies Courses
Complete all of the following courses:
ANTY 122SRace and Minorities3
HSTA 255Montana History3
NASX 105HIntro Native Amer Studies3
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Health and Physical Education

Complete the following course:
HEE 302Methods of Instructional Strategies in Elementary PE3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


The Arts

Complete all of the following courses:
ARTZ 302AElementary School Art2
MUSE 397Methods: K-8 Music2
THTR 239ACreative Drama/Dance: K-82
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Teacher Education Program - Professional Licensure Courses

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 64 total credits required.

Level 1 - Learning and Instruction

Note: Students are required to complete EDU 397 Methods: PK-4: Early Numeracy (3 credits) and EDU 397 Methods: PK-3 Early Literacy (3 credits). All courses must be completed concurrently.

Complete all of the following courses:
EDEC 408Early Childhood Principles and Practices3
EDU 222Educational Psych Child Dev3
EDU 338Academic Interventions3
EDU 395Clinical Experience1
EDU 397Methods: Teaching & Assessing6
HEE 330Promoting Well-Being in the Classroom P-122
Total Hours18
Minimum Required Grade: C-

Level 2 - Pedagogy and Content Knowledge

Note: All courses must be completed concurrently.

Complete all of the following courses:
EDEC 430SocEmot Dvlpmnt in Yng Child3
EDEC 453Early Childhood STEM3
EDEC 454PK-3 Language Arts and Reading Methods3
EDEC 491Special Topics1-6
EDU 346Exceptionalities3
EDU 370IntegTech into Educ3
EDU 451Clinical Exp:L3 Pedagogy Cntnt1
Total Hours17-22

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Level 3 - Pedagogy and Content Knowledge

Note: All courses must be completed concurrently.

Complete all of the following courses:
EDU 407EEthics & Policy Issues3
EDEC 230Positive Child Guidance and Management with lab3
EDEC 405Early Childhood Assessment and Outcomes3
EDEC 410Families, Communities, Culture3
EDEC 420Meeting Standards Through Play-Based Environments3
EDEC 495EC Fieldwork/Practicum: Integrated Curriculum1
Total Hours16

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Level 4 - Student Teaching

Note: All courses must be completed concurrently.

Complete all of the following courses:
EDU 494Seminar:Refl Pract & App Rsrch1
EDU 495Student Teaching14
Total Hours15

Minimum Required Grade: C-