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CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CERTIFICATE

CORE COURSES

* Language Other than English (LOTE): Childhood Education majors are required to complete 6 credit hours of the same language for certification.

** Childhood Education majors are required to select a concentration in one of the following areas: Biology; English Literature; Mathematics; Social Studies; or Visual and Performing Arts.

  • EDU 1010 Foundations of Education | 3.00 Credit Hours
  • PSY 1010 Introductory Psychology | 3.00 Credit Hours
  • PED1162 Physical Education for the Classroom Teacher | 1.50 Credit Hours
  • MAT 2005 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I: Number Systems | 3.00 Credit Hours
  • MAT 2006 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II: Geometry and Measurement | 3.00 Credit Hours
  • PSY 2060 Child and Adolescent Psychology | 3.00 Credit Hours
  • EDU 2020 Teaching Students with Disabilities in the Inclusive Classrom | 3.00 Credit Hours
  • EDU 2621 Practicum for Teaching Students with Disabilities in the Inclusive Classrom | 1.00 Credit Hours
  • EDU 3335 Curriculum Instruction and Assessment in Childhood Education: Social Studies and The Arts | 3.00 Credit Hours
  • EDU 3345 Literacy Acquisition and Development for Preschool and Elementary Students | 3.00 Credit Hours
  • EDU 3645 Practicum for Literacy Acquisition and Development for Preschool and Elementary Students | 1.00 Credit Hours
  • EDU 3655 Practicum for Curriculum Instruction and Assessment in Childhood Education: Social Studies and The Arts | 1.00 Credit Hours
  • EDU 3365 Teaching Literacy in the Elementary Schools | 3.00 Credit Hours
  • EDU 3935 Student Teaching I and Seminar: Childhood Education | 5.00 Credit Hours
  • EDU 3955 Literacy Intervention and Enrichment: Childhood Education | 1.00 Credit Hours
  • EDU 4395 Student Teaching II and Seminar: Childhood Education | 12.00 Credit Hours

CHILDHOOD EDUCATION OPTIONAL MIDLEVEL EXTENSION

Extension to Teach a Subject in Grades 7-9. Childhood Education students must choose from an academic major if pursuing the Extension:

  • EDU 3336 Curriculum Design and Instruction: Middle Childhood Education | 3.00 Credit Hours
  • EDU 3356 Methodologies of Teaching: Middle Childhood Education | 3.00 Credit Hours

CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CONCENTRATIONS

BIOLOGY TRACK

Required Areas/Courses

  • BIO 1020 General Biology I | 3.00 Credit Hours
  • BIO 1020L General Biology I Lab | 1.00 Credit Hours
  • BIO 1022 General Biology II | 3.00 Credit Hours
  • BIO 1022L General Biology II Lab | 1.00 Credit Hours
  • BIO 1070 Human Biology | 3.00 Credit Hours
  • BIO 2050 General Botony | 4.00 Credit Hours
  • BIO 3120 Ecology | 3.00 Credit Hours
  • BIO 3120L Ecology Lab | 1.00 Credit Hours
  • BIO 4605 Evolution | 3.00 Credit Hours
  • CHE 1010 Introductory Chemistry | 4.00 Credit Hours

ENGLISH LITERATURE TRACK

Required Areas/Courses

  • Introductory English Elective (any 1000 level course) | 3.00 Credit Hours

Choose 1 course:

  • ENG 2010 The Craft of Writing Fiction | 3.00 Credit Hours
  • ENG 2015 The Craft of Writing Poetry | 3.00 Credit Hours
  • ENG 2025 The Craft of Writing Nonfiction | 3.00 Credit Hours

Choose 1 course:

  • ENG 2042 American Literature: Beginning to Civil War | 3.00 Credit Hours
  • ENG 2043 American Literature: Civil War to 1945 | 3.00 Credit Hours
  • ENG 2044 American Literature: 1945 to Present | 3.00 Credit Hours
  • ENG 4590 Senior Seminar: The Literary Canon | 3.00 Credit Hours

MATHEMATICS TRACK

Required Areas/Courses

  • MAT 2010 Calculus I | 4.00 Credit Hours
  • MAT 2020L Calculus II Lab | 4.00 Credit Hours
  • MAT 2003 Mathematical History: Ancient-Medieval | 3.00 Credit Hours
  • MAT 2009 Mathematical History: Renaissance-Modern | 3.00 Credit Hours
  • MAT 2090 Statistical Methods | 4.00 Credit Hours
  • MAT 2100 Discrete Mathematics | 4.00 Credit Hours
  • MAT 3200 Operations Analysis and Modeling | 3.00 Credit Hours
  • MAT 3260 Intro to Classical and Modern Geometry | 3.00 Credit Hours


SOCIAL STUDIES TRACK

Required Areas/Courses

* Must take one 3000 level WRT course.

Choose 9.0 United States History credits:

  • HIS 1400 U.S. History I Through 1877 | 3.00 Credit Hours
  • HIS 1401 U.S. History I Through 1865 to Present | 3.00 Credit Hours
  • 3000 level American History Course | 3.00 Credit Hours*

Choose 6.0 European History credits:

  • HIS 1500 European History I | 3.00 Credit Hours

OR

  • HIS 1501 European History II | 3.00 Credit Hours
  • 3000 level European History Course* | 3.00 Credit Hours

Choose 6.0 Non-European History credits:

  • HIS 1600 Asian History I | 3.00 Credit Hours

OR

  • HIS 1601 Asian History II | 3.00 Credit Hours
  • 3000 level Non-Western History Course* | 3.00 Credit Hours

Choose 9.0 Social Sciences credits:

  • PSC 1040 American Government and Politics | 3.00 Credit Hours
  • SOC/SSC 1492 Introduction to Geography | 3.00 Credit Hours

Choose 1 course:

  • ANT 2020 Peoples & Cultures of Africa | 3.00 Credit Hours
  • ANT 2170 Ancient Mesoamerica | 3.00 Credit Hours
  • ANT 2185 Peoples of Latin America | 3.00 Credit Hours

CHILDHOOD EDUCATION ELECTIVES

BIOLOGY TRACK ELECTIVES

Choose 2 of the following courses, including one at the 3000 level (selection of a field course as one of the electives is strongly recommended (8.00-10.00 credits):

  • BIO 1110 Microbiology | 3.00 Credit Hours
  • BIO 1110L Microbiology Lab | 1.00 Credit Hours
  • BIO 1909 Field Botony | 6.00 Credit Hours
  • BIO 3010 Invertebrate Zoology | 4.00 Credit Hours
  • NSC 1902 Marine and Island Ecology | 6.00 Credit Hours

ENGLISH LITERATURE TRACK ELECTIVES

  • Additional 15.0 credits ENG Electives at 2000 level or above, including 9.0 credits at or above the 3000 level | 15.00 Credit Hours

MATHEMATICS TRACK ELECTIVES

Choose 1 pair of the following elective courses:

  • BIO 1020 General Biology I | 3.00 Credit Hours
  • BIO 1020L General Biology I Lab | 1.00 Credit Hours

AND

  • BIO 1022 General Biology II | 3.00 Credit Hours
  • BIO 1022L General Biology II Lab | 1.00 Credit Hours

OR

  • PHY 2200 Principles of Physics I | 3.00 Credit Hours
  • PHY 2150L Principles of Physics I Lab | 1.00 Credit Hours

AND

  • PHY 2210 Principles of Physics II | 3.00 Credit Hours
  • PHY 2160L Principles of Physics II Lab | 1.00 Credit Hours

OR

  • CHE 1010 Introductory Chemistry | 4.00 Credit Hours
  • CHE 1010L Introductory Chemistry Lab | 4.00 Credit Hours

AND

  • PHY 1030 The World of Physics | 4.00 Credit Hours

Choose 1 course:

  • ECO 2010 Principles of Microeconomics | 3.00 Credit Hours
  • ECO 2020 Principles of Macroeonomics | 3.00 Credit Hours