Degree Requirements - Early Childhood and Family Studies

B.A. DEGREE | EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 132 | (Dual Certification: P-3 and K-5)

GENERAL EDUCATION 45
FOUNDATIONS REQUIREMENTS 13

GE 1000 Transition to Kean 1
ENG 1030 Composition 3
MATH 1000 College Algebra 3
COMM 1402 Speech Communication 3
GE 2022 Research and Technology 3

DISCIPLINARY AND INTERDISCIPLINARY DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS

Humanities 9
ENG 2403 World Literature 3
Performing Arts 6
(Choose two of the following)
Fine Arts (must be FA 1000, FA 1100,
FA 1230, or FA 2280)
AND/OR
Music (must be MUS 1050 OR 1517)
AND/OR
Theatre 1100
Social Sciences 9
HIST 1000 Civil Society in America 3
PSY 1000 General Psychology 3
SOC 1000 Intro. to Sociology 3
Science & Mathematics 10-11
MATH 1010 Foundations of Mathematics 3
BIO 1000 Principles of Biology 4
One course from one of the following areas:
Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy,
Geology, Meteorology, Earth Science 1000, or ID 1400 4/3
Health & Physical Education 4
ID 1225 Critical Iss./Val Contemporary Health 3    
Choose one of the following:
PED 1101 Begin. Mod. Dance 1
PED 1103 Begin. Jazz Dance 1
PED 1107 Creative Movement 1
PED 1151 Folk & Square Dance 1

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS 21
PSY 2100 Child Psychology 3
ID 4240 Understanding Family & Comm 3
ID 3210 Working with Infants/Toddlers 3
ID 2955 Disabled Persons in American Society 3
ID 2950 The Child & Technology 3
Additional courses (Must See Dept. Advisor Before Selecting) 6

ACADEMIC MAJOR OR CONTENT AREA    
See the academic adviser in that department for requirements.

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION 36
Sophomore Level
EC 2900 Introductory. Field Experience 3
Junior Level
EDUC 3000 Curr., Eval. & Learner 3
EC 3250 Perspectives. on EC Practice 3
EC 3300 Teaching & Learning I 3
EDUC 3400 Language Arts 3
EC 3400 Student Teaching in EC I 2
EMSE 3903 Teaching English Language Learners (Note: EC 3400, EC 3300, & EMSE 3903 MUST be taken together.) 1
Senior Level
EC 4300 Teaching. & Learning II (WE)* 3
EC 4260 Supporting Emerging Literacy 3
EC 4400 Student Teaching in EC II 9
(Must submit passing Praxis II scores prior to student teaching semester)

CAPSTONE COURSE
EC 4000    Teacher and Classroom 3
(Note: EC 4000 & EC 4400 MUST be taken together.)
*Writing Emphasis (WE) course.
1 Department advisement is required for all Early Childhood intended and declared majors.
2 Transfer students must apply to the Department for admission to the Early Childhood and Family Studies Program as DECLARED majors before registering for EC courses.
3 A Bilingual/Early Childhood Option is available. Students should contact the Center for Bilingual Education.

 

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DR. GILDA DEL RISCO

HUTCHINSON HALL, 330B
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