Early Childhood Education Bachelor of Science in Education

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Office: E268 Thompson Hall

(716) 673-3701

Robert L. Dahlgren, Chairperson

Email: ci@fredonia.edu

Website: http://home.fredonia.edu/coe/early-childhood

The Bachelor of Science in Education in Early Childhood Education prepares teacher candidates for certification in Early Childhood Education (Birth through Grade 2).

Program Requirements:

Required Courses

EDU 105Introduction to Contemporary Inclusive Education

3

EDU 106Practicum in Inclusive Education I

1

EDU 221Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3

EDU 222Practicum in Early Childhood

1

EDU 225Child Development

3

EDU 250Introduction to the Exceptional Learner

3

EDU 251Practicum in Inclusive Education II

1

EDU 276Literacy and Technology in Inclusive Educational Settings

3

EDU 295Introduction to Educational Assessment

3

EDU 303Safe Schools/Healthy Students-DASA: Safety Education/Fire and Arson/School Violence

1

EDU 304Safe Schools & Healthy Students

1

EDU 305Cultural & Linguistic Diversity of Students and Families

3

EDU 313Practicum in Inclusive Education III

1

EDU 315Early Childhood Curriculum Development

3

EDU 349Educational Psychology

3

MUED 215Music, Play & Self

3

Total Credit Hours:36

NOTE:

  • EDU 105, EDU 221, EDU 250, and EDU 305: courses that have a field experience component
  • *EDU 295 - Effective Fall 2014, course required for ALL incoming students. Course available in Spring 2015 for education majors with sophomore level standing.
  • Grades of "B" or better in EDU 105 and EDU 225 are required for all students entering this major in Fall 2015 or later.  Please note that "B-" is not an adequate grade. Click here for more information.
  • Successful completion of EDU 416 is required to receive a "Satisfactory" standing in Student Teaching.
  • Transfer students should consult with their academic advisor regarding Natural Science requirements.

Methods of Instruction:

EDU 402Teaching Mathematics in Inclusive Educational Settings

3

EDU 403Teaching Science in Inclusive Educational Settings

3

EDU 404Teaching Social Studies in Inclusive Educational Settings

3

EDU 405Teaching Literacy in Inclusive Educational Settings

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Capstone Experience – Student Teaching

EDU 416Capstone Seminar - Advanced Study in Classroom Organization, Management, and Instruction

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Plus two of the following:

EDU 421Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education - Pre-Kindergarten

6

and

EDU 423Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education - Kindergarten

6

or

EDU 425Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education - Grades 1 or 2

6

Total Credit Hours:9

Total Credit Hours: 60

Plus Foreign Language Requirement:

Candidates in all education programs are required to demonstrate competence in a foreign language. Proficiency requirement met by the following:

  • Fredonia Placement Exam determination of Fredonia Foundations courses 100 and 110 in the same World Language or course 110 (or higher) in World Language.
  • Proficiency may also be fulfilled by qualifying AP, IB, CLEP Exam scores or transferred courses of Elem I and Elem II of same language, as verified by Registrar’s Office.

The General Education foreign language requirement differs from the certification requirement and must be satisfied for degree conferral.

Plus an area of concentration: 30-31 credit hours. Students should see Areas of Concentration in the Education section of the catalog.

(Note: SCI courses are considered multi-disciplinary and will meet SUNY General Education requirement for Natural Science.)

For certification information, please see the Office of Student Services webpage.

Advisement forms may be downloaded at http://www.fredonia.edu/coe/undergradadvise.asp

As of December 31, 2013, candidates in all education programs are required to complete training under the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA).  The training required under the Dignity for All Student Act (DASA) will be included in EDU 303 at Fredonia.  Undergraduate candidates planning to graduate after Fall 2013 who have already completed EDU 303 on campus or taken a workshop as a substitution for EDU 303 must also complete the EDU DASA workshop prior to graduation.