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Early Childhood Education (PreK-2) Initial Teacher Licensure

Program Overview

Students within the Early Childhood Education concentration may pursue initial teacher licensure as an Early Childhood Teacher of Students with and without Disabilities (PreK-2) by completing an Early Childhood Education major and a second major in Interdisciplinary Studies (IDIS). In this concentration students will learn the theory, research, and pedagogy necessary to teach young children through the Early Childhood Education major and develop Interdisciplinary Studies content knowledge through the IDIS major.

Throughout the program of study, students will complete several field-based experiences in early childhood education private and public school settings, which will be supervised by University mentor teachers and/or University faculty supervisors. These field-based experiences will provide students with opportunities to observe and participate in early childhood instruction that incorporates what students are learning in their educational pedagogy classes as well as what they are learning in their IDIS content courses. Students will complete a formal practicum for their Early Childhood Education major as required for initial teacher licensure. This program meets the standards of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Students in this concentration will fulfill the requirements of the Early Childhood Education major for students pursuing initial teacher licensure as well as the core requirements of the IDIS major that is specific for education majors. The requirements for this program are as follows:

Courses for Early Childhood Education Major

Four-year Plan of Study

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