Curriculum Guides


Early Childhood Education (5200)

B.S. - Bachelor of Science

Major: Early Childhood Education (520208BS)

College of Education

Year 1

3300:111 English Composition I3
3100:103 Natural Science: Biology4
3350:100 Introduction to Geography3
3450:140 Fund of Math for Primary Educ3
Oral Communication:Any3
Min Credit Total 16
3300:112 English Composition II3
3450:240 Math Found for Early Chld Educ3
3700:100 Government & Politics in US4
7400:265 Child Development3
Natural Science:Not in Biology4
Physical Education/Wellness:Any1
Min Credit Total 18
Min Credit Total 0

Year 2

5100:200 Introduction to Education3
5100:220 Educational Psychology3
5200:100 Orient to Early Childhood Educ0
5500:230 Educational Technology3
3400:210 Humanities in Western Trad I4
5610:225 Intro: Exceptionalities3
Min Credit Total 16
5100:300 Ed Eqty & Exc in Cult Pl Socty3
5500:360 Ed Plan: Inst,Assess & Cls Mgt3
5500:245 Undrstnd Lit Devlpmt & Phonics3
5200:215 Child, Family & School3
7400:270 Theory & Guidance of Play3
Humanities:7500:201 or 7100:2013
Min Credit Total 18
Min Credit Total 0

Year 3

5500:370 Ed Imp: Inst,Assessmt, Cls Mgt3
5500:286 Teach Mult Txt Thru Genre3
5500:440 Dev Rdg Cont Area-E/Mid Chd3
5610:450 Spec Ed Prog: Early Childhood3
5200:342 Teaching Math-Young Children3
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Min Credit Total 17
7400:280 Early Childhood Curric Methods3
5610:459 Coll & Consult:Sch & Comm3
5200:420 Integrated Primary Curriculum4
5200:340 Dvlpmtl Writing in Early Chdhd3
5500:445 Evaluating Language Literacy3
Humanities:Any set but Fine Arts3
Min Credit Total 19
Min Credit Total 0

Year 4

5200:425 Adv Integratd Primary Curriclm4
5200:319 Integr Expres Arts in Erly Chd3
5610:460 Family Dyn & Comm in Educ Proc3
5200:325 Adv Early Childhood Curriculum4
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Min Credit Total 16
5200:495 Stu Teach: (Pre-K through K)5
5200:496 Stu Teach: (Grades 1-3)6
5200:498 Student Teaching Colloquium1
Min Credit Total 12
Min Credit Total 0
Degree Distribution Requirements
This curriculum guide is a recommended plan of study. Students with questions about degree requirements should contact an academic advisor.
3400:251 U.S. History Since 1877 or 3400:250 U.S. History to 1877 may be substituted for 3700:100 Government & Politics in the U.S.
3400:221 Humanities in the World Since 1300 may be substituted for 3400:210 Humanities in the Western Tradition.
A 2.5 overall GPA and 2.5 GPA in pre-req courses are required to be admitted to the Teacher Education Program.
Eight credits of Natural Science are required to transfer to the College of Education. Early Childhood Education majors must take 3100:103 Natural Science Biology (3100:103, 4 credits) or an equivalent biology course at a level higher than 103. Please see the General Education Guide for the remaining four credits of this requirement.
Social Science requirement: Early Childhood Education majors are required to take 3350:100 Intro to Geography to fulfill half of this requirement. Students must complete one of the following courses to fulfill the second half of the Social Science requirement: 3400:250 U.S. History to 1877 or 3400:251 U.S. History since 1877 or 3700:100 Government & Politics in the U.S.
All Early Education majors are required to take 3450:140 Fundamentals of Mathematics for Primary Educators and 3450:240 Mathematical Foundations for Early Childhood Educators to graduate.
Computer literacy requirement: A passing score on the computer literacy exam or completion of one of the computer classes listed in the following note at a B or better is required for final acceptance into the College of Education Teacher Education Program. The exam tests the following: creating, saving, naming skills; basic word processing skills; basic e-mail and internet skills.
Copies of "What's on the Computer Literary Assessment" are available in the College of Education, Office of Student Services, Zook Hall 207. If you do not pass the computer literacy test after two attempts, you must complete one of the following courses and earn a grade of B or better prior to admission to the Teacher Education Program: 2440:105(3) Introduction to Computers Software Fundamentals; 7500:298(2) Technologies of Music Education.
A grade of C or better is required in all pre-admission coursework regardless of when a student began college.
Some education courses may require additional field or service learning hours.
The following credit hour requirements apply to this degree: 128 minimum total credits; 32 credits in residence; the final 32 credits must be taken from The University of Akron.

Guide Updated: 04-02-2013