Early Childhood - Middle Childhood Licensure (EC-MC)

Requires completion of the Early Childhood Education Minor.

Students must fulfill the requirements below and the Early Childhood Education minor to be eligible to apply for licensure to teach students from birth through 11 years of age. Students are required to create a portfolio showing their competence in meeting the Teacher Education Professional Standards and fulfill assessment requirements in order to meet the Department of Public Instruction’s (PI34) standards for licensure.

Requirements in General Education

Students take specific courses from General Education to meet administrative code requirements for training in the areas of human relations, environmental education, and conservation. General Education check sheets listing required courses are available in Morris Hall. The two-year transfer policy does not exempt students from these requirements.

Requirements in Allied Fields — 13 credits

MTH

125

Mathematics for Elementary Teachers

4

PSY

212

Lifespan Development

3

PSY

370

Educational Psychology

3

GEO

200*

Conservation of Global Environments

3

(*required for certification; taken as a general education course)

Requirements in Professional Education — 44 credits

Final admission to teacher education is required for enrollment in most professional education courses. Applications for admission may be obtained in Morris Hall.

Courses Not Requiring Admission to Teacher Education

EFN

210

Introduction to Education

2

C-I

211

Level I Clinical Experience

1

EFN

303

Foundations of Public Education in the United States

2

EDM/ENG

340/540

Children’s Lit.

3

EDM

319

Technology for Teaching and Learning

2

ESS

327

Physical Education for the Elementary Classroom Teacher

2

Courses Requiring Admission to Teacher Education Credits

C-I

301

Methods in Music:Elementary/Middle Level

2

C-I

313

Methods and Practices in Art: Elementary/Middle Level

2

SHE

407

Health Education in the Elementary School

3

SPE

401/501

Introduction to Exceptional Individuals

3

C-I

302/502

Level II Clinical Experience

1

C-I

334/534

Curriculum and Methods in the Language Arts

3

C-I

354/554

Curriculum and Methods in Mathematics

3

RDG

324/524

Elementary Level Reading

3

RDG

432

Middle Level Reading

3

C-I

335/535

Curriculum and Methods in Elementary/Middle Science

3

C-I

336/536

Curriculum and Methods in the Social Studies

3

C-I

445/645

Refining Teaching Skills/ Level III Clinical Experience

2

Student Teaching — 16 credits

C-I

409

Student Teaching: Elementary

15

 

 

or

 

C-I

404

Teaching Internship

15

C-I

492

Student Teacher/Intern Seminar

1

Minor Requirements

Every elementary education major must complete the early childhood education minor. Those requirements are as follows.

Early Childhood Education Minor — 22 credits Plus Student Teaching

Courses Not Requiring Admission to Teacher Education

ECE

213

Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3

ECE

316/516

Administration of Early Childhood Programs

2

ECE

322/522

Early Childhood Education: Infancy and Toddlerhood

2

ECE

324/524

Early Childhood Education: Preschool

3

ECE

326/526

Early Childhood Education:Kindergarten

3

ECE

327/527

Field Experience: Kindergarten

1

Courses Requiring Admission to Teacher Education

ECE

430/530

Creative Experiences for Children: Art, Music, Drama

3

ECE

440/540

Language and Literacy Development of Young Children

3

ECE

490/590

Seminar: Relationships with Children, Families and Professionals

2

Early Childhood Education Student Teaching — 12 credits

ECE

400

Student Teaching: Early Childhood

4

ECE

401

Student Teaching: Kindergarten

8