Early Childhood B.A. – Teacher Education Emphasis (Birth-Grade 3)

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

Contact: Susan A. Thompson, Ed.D., Program Coordinator

Location:

Telephone: 970.351.2070

Advising Information:

School of Teacher Education (www.unco.edu/teach).

The program consists of three parts:

  1. Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Credits
  2. Required Major Credits
  3. Early Childhood PTEP Credits

Program Description:

The degree will provide an interdisciplinary liberal arts foundation for students who chose to pursue a teaching career in Early Childhood. The program is offered jointly with the Aims Community College. Other Colorado Community Colleges courses will also be accepted. For more information about Aims courses, please see the Aims Catalog www.aims.edu/academics/catalog/catalog.htm.

Program Admission Requirements:

Academic Good Standing

Degree Requirements — 126-127 credits

Degree Requirements

1. Required Specified LAC — 6 credits

LAC area 2 — Mathematics

Complete both:

MATH 181Fundamentals of Mathematics I: Number and Operations

3

MATH 182Fundamental Mathematics II: Algebra, Probability and Data Analysis

3

OR, complete both

MAT 155Integrated Math I

3

MAT 156Integrated Math II

3

MAT 155 and MAT 156 are community college courses.

Remaining LAC — 34 credits

See “Liberal Arts Core”.

2. Required Major — 42 credits

Take all of the following courses:

Courses listed are offered at Community Colleges, at UNC, or both.

ECE 101Intro to Early Childhood Education

3

ECE 102Intro to EC Lab Techniques

3

ECE 103Guidance Strategies for Children

3

ECE 111Infant and Toddler Theory and Practice

3

ECE 205Nutrition, Health and Safety

3

ECE 220Curriculum Development: Methods and Techniques

3

ECE 240Administration of Early Childhood Care and Education Programs

3

ECE 241Administration: Human Relations

3

EDLD 350Teaching Young Bilingual Children

3

MATH 283Fundamental Mathematics III: Geometry and Measurement

3

ECE 101, ECE 102, ECE 103, ECE 111, ECE 205, ECE 220, ECE 240 and ECE 241 are community college courses.

Choose one of the following courses:

EDRD 319Language and Literacy Development of Preschool and Elementary School Children

3

ECE 228Language and Literacy

3

ECE 228 is a community college course.

Choose one of the following courses:

EDEC 400Child Development in Context (0-8 years)

3

ECE 238Child Growth and Development

3

ECE 238 is a community college course.

Choose one of the following courses:

EDEC 315Children's Literature for Early Childhood, Pre K to 3rd Grade

3

LIT 225Children's Literature

3

LIT 255 is a community college course.

Choose one of the following courses:

SPAN 103Spanish for Professionals

3

SPA 115Spanish for the Professional I

3

One college level course in Spanish beyond SPAN 103

SPA 115 is a community college course.

3. Early Childhood PTEP — 44-45 credits

Take all of the following courses:

EDEC 450Family Diversity and Involvement Early Childhood Education

3

EDFE 110Application for Initial Admission to PTEP

0

EDEC 360School Programs for Young Children

3

EDRD 410Achieving Effective Instruction in Developmental Reading

3

EDSE 431Introduction to Early Childhood Special Education

3

Take EDFE 110 the semester before EDEC 360, EDRD 410, and EDSE 431.

Complete both:

ET 247Technology in Education for Elementary Teaching

1

ET 347Educational Technology Applications for Elementary Teaching

1

or complete

EDU 261Teaching, Learning and Technology

3

EDU 261 is a Community College Course.

Choose one of the following courses

EDEC 455Creative Expression and Play in Early Childhood

3

ECE 226Creativity and the Young Child

3

ECE 226 is a community college course.

K-3 Methods Block

EDFE 120Application for Full Admission to PTEP

0

Take EDFE 120 Full Admission to PTEP Application (0) the semester before the K-3 Methods Block:

Take all of the following courses concurrently:

EDEC 463Early Childhood Curriculum Social Studies

3

EDEC 464Early Childhood Curriculum Language Arts

4

EDEC 465Managing Early Childhood Classrooms

2

EDEC 480Early Childhood Curriculum II Mathematics and Science

6

EDFE 130Application for Student Teaching

0

Student Teaching

Take EDFE 130 one semester before Student Teaching.

EDEC 490Early Childhood Student Teaching

6-12

Main campus students must complete 12 credits of EDEC 490.

  • Candidates must pass the Place test prior to Student Teaching.
  • Candidates may not take extra courses with Student Teaching without prior approval from the Program Coordinator and the STE Director.
  • All PTEP Field Experiences and methods courses need to be successfully completed prior to Student Teaching.
  • Student Teaching outside the supervision of UNC Faculty may or may not be approved.
  • Teacher Candidates will not be placed in a school where they were once students or where they have a close relative attending and/or working.