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Major Requirements

This information is provided for current active students in the program. New students and returning students can no longer be admitted to the program.

Lifelong Learning
12 competencies satisfied by SNL and COE courses, approved transfer courses, and/or proficiency exams.  Included in this area are COE clinical courses and a student teaching course.

LL 103 INDEPENDENT LEARNING SEMINAR (L-1) (2qh)
LL 250 FOUNDATIONS OF ADULT LEARNING: DEVELOPING PERSONAL, PROFESSIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL GOALS ( L-2 & F-1)
L-3: Civic Engagement (L-3)
LL 260 WRITING FOR COMPETENCE    (L-4)
LL 270 CRITICAL THINKING    (L-5)
LL 205 QUANTITATIVE REASONING  (L-6)
ECE 280 INTERNSHIP WITH INFANTS AND TODDLERS   (L-7)
ECE 381 INTERNSHIP IN PRESCHOOL SETTING  (L-7)
ECE 382 INTERNSHIP IN PRIMARY SETTING   (L-7)
LL 300 RESEARCH SEMINAR  (L-8 & L-9)
ECE 385 EARLY CHILDHOOD STUDENT TEACHING  (L-10 & L-11)
LL 390 SUMMIT SEMINAR   (L-12)

Liberal Learning
26 competencies in four categories. Competencies are satisfied by SNL and COE courses, equivalent transfer courses, and/or documented college-level learning from experience. All Education course grades must be C or better and course grades for SNL competencies must be C- or better.​

Arts & Ideas Category
3 COE courses, 5 SNL competencies:
ECE 286 ART, MUSIC, AND MOVEMENT FOR THE YOUNG  CHILD
LSE 380 PHILOSOPHICAL ISSUES IN EDUCATION AND CULTURE  
EE 347 CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
 
Human Community Category
3 COE courses, 5 SNL competencies:
ECE 303 INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION  
SCU 207 SOCIAL AND HISTORICAL ISSUES IN EDUCATION  
SCU 336 ADOLESCENT AND ADULT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

Scientific World Category
2 COE courses, 6 SNL competencies:
ECE 331 BEGINNING MATH AND SCIENCE INSTRUCTION
ECE 298 CHILD HEALTH SAFETY AND NUTRITION

Advanced Elective Category
2 SNL competencies

Focus Area
12 competencies satisfied through 10 COE courses and a SNL competence:
ECE 290 CHILD GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
ECE 302 CHILD AND FAMILY IN THE URBAN COMMUNITY
ECE 307 LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD (BIRTH TO 8)
ECE 309 YOUNG EXCEPTIONAL CHILD: METHODS AND CHARACTERISTICS
ECE 310 PREPRIMARY PROGRAMS: CURRICULUM AND STRATEGIES
ECE 311 CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION IN PRIMARY GRADES
EE 324 READING/LANGUAGE ARTS IN THE EARLY YEARS
ECE 375 ASSESSMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD INCLUSIVE SETTINGS
ECE 306 FUNCTIONAL BEHAVIOR ASSESSMENT: INTERVENTION AND SUPPORT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
ECE 387 CAPSTONE SEMINAR IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION