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  Oct 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 University Catalog

Early Childhood Education and Exceptional Needs, BS


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About the Program

If you have thought about working with young children with or without special needs or even directing educational child care programs, then the early childhood education and exceptional needs major is for you.

ECEEN students develop skills for working with typically developing children as well as children with exceptional needs and their families. Students are prepared to work with children from birth through 3rd grade.

Successful graduates of the program earn two teacher licenses in Indiana: Early Childhood Generalist and Exceptional Needs through grade 3. Through their degree and licensure program, students are prepared to work in early intervention programs; infant, toddler, or pre-kindergarten classrooms in schools and community programs; and early elementary regular and special education classrooms in public or private schools, kindergarten through 3rd grade.

Students receive hands-on experience at the Ben and Maxine Miller Child Development Laboratory School, in community schools and other early childhood programs as well as completing a semester as a student teacher in an early childhood program in a child development center or public or private school.

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (42 - 46 credits)


Electives (1 - 5 credits)


University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.

Program Requirements


16 Credits


Spring 1st Year


16 Credits


15 Credits


15 Credits


13 Credits


16 Credits


13 Credits


16 Credits


Notes


Professional Education Semesters are sequential and must be completed in order

Teacher Education Requirements:

Overall GPA 2.8

Content Education Coursework: 2.8

Professional Education Coursework: 3.0 (no grade lower than a C)

At least 32 credits of coursework required at 300 level or higher to meet graduation requirements.

Minimum 2.80 grade point average required to qualify for admission to teacher education and student teaching.

Students must meet criteria for admission to the Teacher Education program.

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


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