Undergraduate 2017-2018

Early Childhood B.A. – Teaching Emphasis - Licensure: Early Childhood Education (Ages Birth-8) at the Center for Urban Education

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

Contact: Rosanne Fulton, Coordinator

Location: 1059 Alton Way #758, Denver, Colorado 80230

Telephone: 303.637.4334 or 303.637.4336

Website: www.unco.edu/urbaned

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 Center for Urban Education offers a self-contained full comprehensive four-year Early Childhood Bachelor's Degree program based at UNC's Denver Center at Lowry. The Early Childhood program in Denver is offered in the evening. The course of study includes a classroom apprenticeship component beginning in the first year and continuing through the fourth. Students take EDFE 170 (3 credits) and EDFE 370 (3 credits) along with EDEC 490 (6 credits) for the apprenticeship and student teaching experiences.

Program Admission Requirements:

Academic Good Standing

Degree Requirements — 123 credits

Degree Requirements

1. Required Specified LAC — 40 credits

LAC area 1.a. — Elementary Composition

ENG 122College Composition

3

LAC area 1.b. — Intermediate Composition

ENG 123College Research Paper

3

LAC area 2 — Mathematics

MATH 181Fundamentals of Mathematics I: Number and Operations

3

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

3

LAC area 3.a. — Arts

ART 190Art Appreciation

3

LAC area 3.b. — Literature and Humanities

ENG 131Introduction to Literature

3

LAC area 4 — History

HIST 100Survey of American History from Its Beginnings to 1877

3

LAC area 5.a. — Economic and Political Systems

PSCI 100United States National Government

3

LAC area 5.b. — Geography

GEOG 100World Geography

3

LAC area 6 — Physical and Life Sciences

BIO 265Life Science Concepts

3

SCI 265Physical Science Concepts

4

LAC area 7 — International Studies

ANT 100Introduction to Anthropology

3

or

Any 3-5 credit course listed in LAC area 7

LAC area 8 — United States Multicultural Studies

MCS 101Multiculturalism in the United States: Concepts and Issues

3

2. Required Courses — 36 credits

EDEC 101Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3

EDEC 102Introduction to Early Childhood Education Lab

3

EDEC 103Guidance Strategies for Children

3

EDEC 205Nutrition, Health, and Safety

3

EDEC 220Curriculum Development: Methods and Techniques

3

EDEC 241Administration: Human Relations for Early Childhood

3

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

3

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

3

ECLD 350Teaching Young Bilingual Children

3

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

3

MATH 283Fundamental Mathematics III: Geometry and Measurement

3

SPAN 103Spanish for Professionals

3

3. Early Childhood PTEP (Professional Teacher Education) - 47 Credits

EDFE 170Introduction to Field Based Experience

1- 3

EDFE 370Advanced Field Based Experience

1- 3

EDEC 240Administration of Early Childhood Care and Education Program

3

ET 247Technology in Education for Elementary Teaching

1

ET 347Educational Technology Applications for Elementary Teaching

1

EDEC 330Development and Education of Infants and Toddlers

3

EDRD 410Achieving Effective Instruction in Developmental Reading

3

EDSE 431Introduction to Early Childhood Special Education

3

EDEC 450Family Diversity and Involvement Early Childhood Education

3

EDEC 455Creative Expression and Play in Early Childhood

3

EDEC 461Early Childhood Curriculum Language Arts

3

EDEC 463Early Childhood Curriculum Social Studies

3

EDEC 480Early Childhood Curriculum II Mathematics and Science

6

EDEC 475Assessment for Primary Classrooms

3

EDEC 490Early Childhood Student Teaching

6-12

EDFE 170: Take 3 credits.

EDFE 370: Take 3 credits.

EDEC 490: take 6 credits.

Teacher education and educator preparation licensure programs do not accept Professional Teacher Education Program (PTEP) or field based courses that are more than ten years old. PLEASE NOTE: Teacher Candidates have the right to petition this policy at the discretion of the program coordinator.