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Elementary and Early Childhood Education

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University Park, College of Education (CEAED)

PROFESSOR STEPHANIE SERRIERE, Director

Not all options are available at every campus. Contact the campus you are interested in attending to determine which options are offered.

ELEMENTARY & EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION. The Elementary and Early Childhood Education (ECEE) major prepares candidates to teach all content areas in Pre-Kindergarten through grade 4 (PK-4). Requirements for successful completion of the major include coursework specific to elementary and early childhood learning environments, child development, and field experiences in grades PK-4 classrooms, as well as content and teaching methods courses specific to teaching language and literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies. Students who successfully complete this major will have met all coursework and field experience requirements for the PK-4 Instructional I Certificate issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). In addition, they will have been prepared for the appropriate PRAXIS exams, which are the standardized assessment required by PDE for this certification.

Students must apply for admission to the major. Students interested in the major should contact their advisor and enroll in a C I 295 field experience, which features participation in the classroom.

Baccalaureate degree candidates must meet the following requirements 1-3 by the end of their third semester:
1. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00.
2. Satisfaction of any basic-skills or entrance testing requirements as specified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education in force at the time of application for entrance to the major.

Requirements 3-8 must be met by the end of the fourth semester when students typically participate in the Entrance to Major process.

3. A grade of "C" or better in all specified courses.
4. Completion of an early field experience specified by the certification program.
5. Completion of a core of Education courses specified by the certification program.
6. Completion of additional credits as specified by the certification program.
7. Completion of at least 48 semester credit hours, including ENGL 015 GWS(3) or ENGL 030 GWS(3), six credits of quantification, and three credits of natural science.
8. Approval from the professional education adviser or the head of the pertinent certification program.

For the B.S. degree in Elementary & Early Childhood Education PK-4, a minimum of 127 credits is required.

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(27 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

FIRST YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 109-110 credits [1]
(This includes 27 credits of General Education courses: 6 credits of GH courses, 9 credits of GN courses, 6 credits of GQ courses, 6 credits of GS)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (76 credits)
C I 295A(3), HD FS 229 GS(3) (Sem: 1-3)
C I 280 GH(3), EDPSY 014(3), EDTHP 115 US(3), MATH 200 GQ(3) (Sem: 1-4)
A ED 303(3), C I 495A(3), C I 495D(12), C I 495F(3), E C E 451(3), E C E 479(3), KINES 126(1.5), KINES 127(1.5), LL ED 400(3), LL ED 401(3), LL ED 402(3), MTHED 420(3), MUSIC 241(3), SCIED 458(3), SPLED 400(4), SPLED 403A(3), SS ED 430W(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (6-7 credits)
Select 3-4 credits from: EDPSY 101 GQ(3); STAT 100 GQ(3); STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-4) AND
Any MATH GQ course (Sem: 1-4)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (27 credits)
Select 3 credits in of Economic Geography (GS;US;IL) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 3 credits in literature (GH) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 3 credits of US History (GS;US;IL (Sem: 1-4)
Select 9 credits: 3 credits each (including one course with a lab) from biological science, earth science, and physical science (GN) (Sem: 1-6)

Select 3 credits on family and relationships from:
E C E 453(3), HD FS 315 US(3), HD FS 415(3), HD FS 418(3), HD FS 424 US(3), HD FS 431(3), HD FS 469U IL(3), SOC 030 GS(3), or WL ED 444(3) (Sem: 1-4)

Select 6 credits of educational selections from:
APLNG 484(3), APLNG 493 IL(3), C I 405(3), CMAS 465(3), DANCE 412(3), E C E 452(3), E C E 454(3), EDLDR 409(3), EDLDR 476(3), EDLDR 480(3), EDPSY 421(3), EDTHP 401 IL(3), EDTHP 411 US(3), EDTHP 412(3), EDTHP 416 US(3), EDTHP 420(3), EDTHP 427(3), EDTHP 430(3), EDTHP 435(3), EDTHP 440(3), EDTHP 441(3), EDTHP 447 US(3), EDUC 302(3), EDUC 466(3), EDUC 467(3), EDUC 468(3), HD FS 301(3), HD FS 311(3), HD FS 315 US(3), HD FS 330(6), HD FS 411(3), HD FS 412(3), HD FS 418(3), HD FS 424 US(3), HD FS 428(3), HD FS 429(3), HD FS 430(6), HD FS 432(3), HD FS 440(3), HD FS 447(3), HD FS 499 IL(1-12), LDT 400(3), LL ED 450(3), LL ED 462(3), LL ED 464(3), SPLED 401(4), SPLED 409A(3), SPLED 409B(3), SPLED 419(3), SPLED 454(4), SPLED 461(3), WL ED 400(3), WL ED 444(3) or WL ED 483(3) (Sem: 5-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2016

Blue Sheet Item #: 45-01-054

Review Date: 8/23/2016

R & T: 01/14/2014

 

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