Early Childhood Education P-3 B.A.

Bachelor of Arts - Early Childhood Education P-3

Phyllis J. Washington College of Education

Degree Specific Credits: 107

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.75

Catalog Year: 2022-23

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 Courses

6

Math Content Courses

6

Science Content Courses

13

Social Studies Content Courses

12

Health and Physical Education

3

The Arts

6

Teacher Education Program - Professional Licensure Courses

61

Total Hours

107


Literature Content Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

EDU 331

Literature and Literacy for Children

3

Complete one of the following courses:

3

LIT 110L

Intro to Literature

LIT 120L

Poetry

LIT 236L

Literary Histories

LIT 243L

Genres, Themes, Approaches

NASX 235X

Oral and Written Traditions of Native Americans

Total Hours

6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Math Content Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

M 132

Numbers and Operations for Elementary School Teachers

3

M 133

Geometry and Measurement for Elementary School Teachers

3

Total Hours

6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Science Content Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

BIOB 226N

General Science: Chemical & Life Sciences

5

ENST 472

General Science: Conservation Education

3

GEO 224N

General Science: Physics & Geoscience

5

Total Hours

13

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Social Studies Content Courses

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

Geography

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

GPHY 121S

Human Geography

3

or GPHY 141S

Geography of World Regions

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Social Studies Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

ANTY 122S

Race and Minorities

3

HSTA 255

Montana History

3

NASX 105H

Intro to Native American Studies

3

Total Hours

9

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Health and Physical Education

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

HEE 302

Methods of Instructional Strategies in Elementary PE

3

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


The Arts

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

ARTZ 302A

Elementary School Art

2

MUSE 397

Methods: K-8 Music

2

THTR 239A

Creative Drama/Dance: K-8

2

Total Hours

6

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.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

EDU 222

Educational Psych Child Dev

3

EDU 338

Academic Interventions

3

EDU 360

Promoting Wellbeing in P-12 Classrooms

2

EDU 395

Clinical Experience

1

EDU 397

Methods: Teaching & Assessing

6

Total Hours

15

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Level 2 - Pedagogy and Content Knowledge

Note: All courses must be completed concurrently.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

EDEC 408

Early Childhood Principles and Practices

3

EDEC 410

Families, Communities, Culture

3

EDU 339

Tchg Assess PK-8 Lang Arts

3

EDU 346

Exceptionalities

3

EDU 370

IntegTech into Educ

3

EDU 395

Clinical Experience (Level 2)

1

Total Hours

16

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Level 3 - Pedagogy and Content Knowledge

Note: All courses must be completed concurrently.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

EDU 407E

Ethics & Policy Issues

3

EDEC 420

Implementing Standards and Assessment in Play-Based Environments

3

EDEC 434

Social/Emotional Development & Child Guidance

3

EDEC 453

Early Childhood STEM

3

EDEC 495

EC Fieldwork/Practicum: Integrated Curriculum

3

Total Hours

15

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Level 4 - Student Teaching

Note: All courses must be completed concurrently.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

EDU 494

Seminar: Applied Research and Reflective Practice

1

EDU 495

Student Teaching

14

Total Hours

15

Minimum Required Grade: C-