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The Early Childhood Education program leads to the Bachelor of Science in Education degree with licensure. The program is designed so that students complete general education and content courses as freshman and sophmores and begin the Early Childhood program as juniors as members of a cohort group. The program consists of five quarters of integrated coursework and field experiences and one quarter of student teaching. Recommendation for licensure requires successful completion of the program and passing scores on required licensure examinations.

Contact Information
Sue Gruber
326 Allyn Hall
(937) 775-4721 email: jimmie.gruber@wright.edu

Specific courses have been included to ensure that candidates develop theoretical and practical knowledge in humanities, mathematics and technology, social sciences, biological and physical sciences, the arts and personal health and fitness. Included also are the courses that incorporate multi-cultural and global perspectives in the general education requirements

Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S. Ed.)

The Early Childhood Education Licensure Program is based on an undergraduate B.S. Ed. degree in Early Childhood Education (Pre-K-3).

Upon successful completion of the licensure portion of the program and passing the appropriate licensure exams, candidates are eligible for an Ohio provisional license Early Childhood (PK-3). Please consult with an advisor for current licensure test information.

The course listing below is not an official program of study. Requirements may vary based on semester/year of entry into the major. Consult with an advisor for further information. Admitted students have an official program of study that they should follow.

Course # Course Title Credit Hours
Element 1 Communications
ENG 1100 Academic Writing and Reading 3
ENG 2100 Writing in Academic Discourse 3
Element 2 Mathematics
MTH 2430 Mathematics Concepts for Teachers II 3
Element 3 Global Traditions
HST 1200 The West and the World since 1500 3
URS 2000 Growth and Change in Urban Society 3
Element 4 Arts/Humanities
Choose one: CLS 2040
ENG 2050
PHL 2040
REL 2040
ART 2140
MUS 2900
Great Books: Classics
African-American Literature
Great Books: Philosophy
Great Books: Bible & Western Culture
Themes in Visual Culture
African-American Music: America and Beyond
Element 5 Social Science
Choose two: EC 2000 PLS 2000 SW 2720 UH 2020 WMS 2000

Economic Life Political Life Multicultural Competence in a Diverse World Studies in Social Sciences Approaches to Women’s Studies

Element 6 Natural Science  
CHM 2450 Chemistry for Early & Middle Childhood Education 3.5
BIO 3450 Concepts in Biology I for Early & Middle Childhood Education 3.5
EES 3450 Concepts in Earth Science for Educators 3.5
PHY 2450 Concepts in Physics for Early Childhood Education 3.5
Element 7 Additional CORE Courses
Great Books: Literature 3
ED 2100 Education in a Democratic Society 3
AED 2680 Creative Arts in the Early Childhood Classroom 3
ED 2600 Introduction to Education 3
ED 2650 Field Experience I: ECE 1
ED 2700 Educational Psychology 3
ED 2750 Field Experience II: ECE 1
EDS 2900 Individuals with Exceptionalities 3
EDT 2800 Educational Technology 3
GEO 2100 Physical Geography 3
HED 3310 Health Education & Physical Education for ECE 3
HST 2120 American History since 1877 3
MTH 2410 Mathematics Concepts for Teachers I 3
MTH 2450 Mathematics Concepts for Teachers III 3
First Semester
ECE 3000 Developmentally Effective Philosophies and Approaches 3
ECE 3200 Social Studies: Methods and Materials
ECE 3210 Practicum Experience I 1
ECE 3300 Introduction to Child Development 3
ECE 3400 Classroom Management in Early Childhood 3
ECE 3600 Phonics and Word Study 4
Second Semester
ECE 3100 Reading: Methods and Materials 4
ECE 3230 Practicum Experience II 1
ECE 3500 Families, Communities and Schools 3
ECE 3700 Writing: Methods and Materials 4
ECE 3800 Language Development and the English Language Learner 3
Third Semester
ECE 4000 Curriculum Design and Integration 3
ECE 4100 Science: Methods and Materials 3
ECE 4200 Mathematics: Methods and Materials 3
ECE 4210 Practicum Experience III 1
ECE 4300 Differentiation to Engage Diverse Learners 3
ECE 4400 Assessment in Early Childhood 3
Fourth Semester
ECE 4800 Exit Seminar 3
ECE 4900 Student Teaching: Early Childhood Education 9
Total Hours:136.5

Note: The Pre-K-3 licensure program prepares students to teach children from birth through grade three. The Pre-K-3 license qualifies a graduate for employment in daycare, nursery school, head start, public and private preschools, and primary (K-3) elementary grades. Students will be required to work with children from birth through third grade in Phases I, II, and III.

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