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Education, BS, Early Childhood Professions in Early Education & Care


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General Education Requirements


Competencies

Competencies must be completed within the student’s first 30 credits.

Basic College Mathematics

Reading Comprehension

General Education Categories (34-35 credits total)

FYS, W-I, and OC courses must be completed within the student’s first 30 credits. Courses used to satisfy the general education requirements of the university must be taken from a minimum of six different academic disciplines. First Year Seminar and Level I Written Communications courses are exempt from this restriction.  Courses may not be used to fulfill both major discipline and general education requirements. 

♦FYS

First Year Seminar (Required of all freshmen and transfers with fewer than 15 transfer credits) 3 credits

♦W-I

Written Communication Level I 3 credits

♦OC

Oral Communication 3 credits
PGR Personal Growth and Responsibility 3 credits
CEA Creative Expression and Appreciation 3 credits
HP The Human Past 3 credits
CS Contemporary Society 3 credits
WC World Cultures 3 credits
#SR Scientific Reasoning Laboratory Course 4 credits
Any Scientific Reasoning Course 3-4 credits
QR Quantitative Reasoning 3 credits

  Written Communication (Level II & Level III) and Diversity, Power Dynamics & Social Justice

Courses taken for Written Communication Level II, Level III and Diversity, Power Dynamics and Social Justice may be used to satisfy requirements anywhere else in a student’s program of study where they may apply.  Credits will be counted in the area where they apply.

W-II Written Communication - Level II
W-III Written Communication - Level III
DPDS Diversity, Power Dynamics & Social Justice

       Students may choose to use support courses to satisfy general education categories, but may not be required to do so.  Note:  If a course is used to satisfy two or more requirements (for example, a support course and Scientific Reasoning requirement), the credits are counted in only one place.  Using a course to satisfy more than one requirement does not reduce the credit total required for graduation.  

       Courses used to satisfy the general education requirements of the university must be taken from a minimum of six different academic disciplines.  First Year Seminar and Level I Written Communications courses are exempt from this restriction.  Courses may not be used to fulfill both major discipline and general education requirements.

#       These Scientific Reasoning General Education Category courses do not have to be a sequence or be from the same discipline.

        Level II and Level III Written Communications courses and Diversity, Power Dynamics & Social Justice may be used to satisfy requirements anywhere else in a student’s program of study where they may apply. The credits are counted only in one area.

♦        General Education categories to be completed with the first 30 credits. Exceptions in the timing of these courses will be made for transfer students.

 

Courses in Major (49.5 credits)


Free Electives (14.5-24.5 credits)


May be necessary to take additional credits to attain the minimum 120 credits required for graduation depending on choices made for general education or minor selection.

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Additional Notes


EEC 300, 301, 302, and 303 must be taken together. To take the courses, students need to be admitted to the EEC pre-practicum. Upon the successful completion of their pre-practicum, students can apply to take EEC 401 and 401S if they are interested in being qualified to be a preschool lead teacher. 

Career Specific Concentration courses: Students who plan to apply for the ECE M.Ed. Initial Teacher Licensure program are required to take EDC 120, EDC 415, and EDC 425 in place of EEC 105, EEC 310, and EEC 410.

Career Specific Support courses: Students who wish to be an early interventionist is required to take BHS 401; Students who plan to apply for the ECE M.Ed. Initial Teacher Licensure program are required to take MAT 123,124, and 125. Students who previously took EDC 225 or 226 do not need to take additional U.S. history course as their support course.

Students are required to take at least three EEC career specific courses.

Total credits for graduation: 120


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