Course/Competency Requirements

Lifelong Learning

12 competencies satisfied by SNL and COE courses, approved transfer courses, and/or proficiency exams.  Included in this area are COE clinical courses and a student teaching course.

Liberal Learning

26 competencies in four categories. Competencies are satisfied by SNL and COE courses, equivalent transfer courses, and/or documented college-level learning from experience.  All Education course grades must be C or better and course grades for SNL competencies must be C- or better.​

Arts & Ideas Category

3 COE courses, 5 SNL competencies

Human Community Category

3 COE courses, 5 SNL competencies

Scientific World Category

2 COE courses, 6 SNL competencies

Advanced Elective Category

2 SNL competencies

Focus Area

12 competencies satisfied through 10 COE courses and a SNL competence

LL 102

L1 /LEARNING ASSESSMENT SEMINA

 

ECE 91

CLINICAL EXPERIENCES WITH INFANTS AND TODDLERS

(1 credit) Candidates will observe and interact with infants and toddlers (25 clock hours) and attend a weekly seminar in which they will be required to reflect on their experiences in relation to the development and learning processes in infants and toddlers. Appropriate early childhood assessment and intervention methodologies will be emphasized. COREQUISITE: ECE 290.

ECE 92

CLINICAL EXPERIENCES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

(1 credit) Candidates will observe and interact with young children and their families in family training programs, family conferences and home visits will be included in the options.(25 clock hours). COREQUISITE: ECE 302.

ECE 93

CLINICAL EXPERIENCES WITH PRE-SCHOOLERS

(1 credit) Candidates will observe and interact with preschool age children (25 clock hours) and attend a weekly seminar in which they will be required to reflect on their experiences in relation to the development and learning processes in preschool age children. Appropriate early childhood assessment and instructional methodologies will be emphasized. COREQUISITE: ECE 310.
Prerequisites:
Advanced Teacher Candidate Standing is a prerequisite for this class.

ECE 94

CLINICAL EXPERIENCES IN PRIMARY GRADES

(1 credit) Candidates will observe and interact with primary age children (25 clock hours) and attend a weekly seminar in which they are required to reflect on their experiences in relation to the development and learning processes in the primary years. Appropriate assessment and instructional methodologies for children in the primary grades will be emphasized. COREQUISITE: ECE 311.
Prerequisites:
Advanced Teacher Candidate Standing is a prerequisite for this class.

ECE 384

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CAPSTONE

The senior capstone course is designed to help Candidates integrate the central emphases of their liberal learning studies curriculum with their professional behavior. It will provide prospective early childhood educators with opportunities to engage in activities requiring them to be reflective, to consider value commitments, to use critical and creative thinking, and to examine their practice from a multicultural perspective as they discuss issues specific to early childhood education. Candidates will develop a professional portfolio that reflects the standards of the various guiding professional organizations. The course is grounded in the School of Education's framework for an Urban Professional Multicultural Educator, which also reflects the goals of the Liberal Studies program. This course is taken before student teaching.
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