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2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education, Early Childhood Teaching Preparation, B.A./B.S.

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Professors: Mary Bucy, Maria Dantas-Whitney, Mark Girod, Rachel Harrington, Chloë Hughes, Marie LeJeune, Mickey Pardew, Adele Schepige, Dana Ulveland
Associate professors: Carmen Cáceda, Kenneth Carano, Melanie Landon-Hays, Cindy Ryan, Alicia Wenzel, Greg Zobel
Assistant professors: Natalie Danner, Xiaopeng Gong, Katrina Hovey, Annie Ittner, Maria Peterson- Ahmad, Joshua Schulze


Principled upon educational equity, cultural sensitivity, professionalism and an intellectually vital community. Committed to facilitating the learning and development of our candidates who, in turn, can successfully affect the learning and development of PK-12 students in schools.

Learning Outcomes

The program prepares caring, competent professionals who:

  1. Demonstrate evidence of appropriate content knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary for attaining high achievement for all PK-12 students.
  2. Create a climate where diversity is valued.
  3. Successfully affect the learning and development of PK-12 students in schools.

There are special requirements for admission to the education programs. Contact the Teacher Education Division representatives for more information. The College of Education’s Policy Analysis and Review Committee establishes policies and standards that students must meet before being admitted to teacher education courses. Students may explore their interest in teaching during their freshman and sophomore years by enrolling in ED 200 , ED 230 , ED 240 .

The university has found it necessary to evaluate a person’s background to determine his or her likelihood of maintaining standards of professional conduct necessary in the discipline. An evaluation may take into consideration current performance as well as past experiences and actions that could affect a student’s ability to perform in the particular course or program.

Complete with Early Childhood, Early Childhood/Elementary, Elementary/Middle Level, Middle Level/High School or High School Teaching Preparations.

Coordinator: Cindy Ryan

Age 3 through grade four in an elementary school only. (Early Childhood Preparation students will also gain experience with children ages birth-4th grade in inclusive settings.)

Core Courses

Early Childhood Teaching Preparation (110)

Test requirements: passing score on all required tests. See

Choose Two (10):

Social Science (20)

Professional Education Core (41 credits)

Education majors are required to have successfully completed all required 200, 300, and 400 level education courses prior to entry into the professional core.

Total Credits (151)

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