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Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Four-Year Academic Plan

121 credit hours are required for Bachelor of Science degree. The Early Childhood Education Program prepares candidates to work with children from birth through Grade 2. The program is designed to lead candidates through coursework arranged around the developmental stages of young children. Detailed information about Early Childhood Education can be found in the academic catalog. Students should use Academic Planning on the mySXU portal to schedule courses and track progress.

Suggested four-year academic plan for the major (courses required in the major are in bold)

Please consult with your academic advisor prior to course selection.

Semester 1 Credit Hours
EDU 103: Professional Educators Seminar I 0
TRANS 100: Transitions 1
PHIL 140: The Examined Life 3
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing 3
FYS 175: First Year Seminar 3
POLSC 101: Intro to U.S. Government 3
SOCSC 101: World Geography 3
Semester 2 Credit Hours
EDU 104: Professional Educators Seminar II 0
COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals 3
BIOL 101: Principles and Methods of Biology 3
GE: Fine Arts or Literature (Diversity) 3
GE: Arts and Humanities (Global) 3
Elective 3
Semester 3 Credit Hours
EDU 105: Professional Educators Seminar III 0
EDU 363: Theoretical Foundations of Teaching ESL and Bilingual Education 3
EDU 323: Survey Students with Exceptionalities 3
MATH 121: Math for Teachers I 3
PHSCI 201: Physical Science for Teachers 4
HIST 102: World History Since 1500 3
Semester 4 Credit Hours
EDU 201: ECE Mentoring/edTPA Seminar I 0
EDU 364: Methods of Teaching ESL 3
EDU 210: Physical, Psychosocial and Cognitive Development: Infants and Toddlers 2
EDU 211: Infants and Toddlers: Environment, Programs and Activities 2
EDU 212: Foundations of Early Childhood 2
MATH 122: Math for Teachers II 3
PHSCI 202: Earth and Space Science for Education 3
EDUL 212: Sophomore II Field Experience Block 1
Semester 5 Credit Hours
EDU 203: ECE Mentoring/edTPA Seminar II 2
EDUL 200: Education Orientation 0
EDU 251: Physical, Psychosocial and Cognitive Development: Pre K-Grade 2 2
EDU 252: Inquiry and Play in Early Childhood Education 3
EDU 253: Integrated Curriculum and Methods in Early Childhood 3
EDU 254: Emergent Literacy and Language Development 3
HIST 190: Economic Development in U.S. History 3
EDUL 222: Junior I Field Experience #1 0.5
EDUL 223: Junior I Field Experience #2 0.5
Semester 6 Credit Hours
EDU 204: Early Childhood Mentoring/edTPA Seminar III 2
EDU 303: Foundations and Methods of Teaching Literacy K-2 3
EDU 304: Foundations, Curriculum and Methods of Teaching Math K-2 3
EDU 305: Found and Methods of Teaching of Science K-2 2
EDU 306: Found and Methods of Teaching Social Science K-2 2
EDU 307: Methods of Teaching Young Children with Special Needs 2
EDU 366: Methods and Materials of Teaching English in a Bilingual Program 3
EDUL 232: Junior II Field Experience #1 0.5
EDUL 233: Junior II Field Experience #2 0.5
**Junior Summer: EDU 368: Bilingual Education  
Semester 7 Credit Hours
EDU 365: Cross-Cultural Studies in a Bilingual Program 3
EDU 311: Developmental Assessment of Young Assessment of Typically and Atypically Developing Young Children 2
EDU 309: Child, Family and Multicultural Community 2
EDU 390: Student Teaching I 4
EDU 395: edTPA/Student Teaching Seminar 3
Semester 8 Credit Hours
EDU 396: Student Teaching II 9
EDU 398 Student Teaching Seminar II 3