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

0

EDU 214Introduction to Children's Literature

3

EDU 221Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3

EDU 225Child Development

3

EDU 250Introduction to the Exceptional Learner

3

EDU 251Practicum in Inclusive Education II

0

EDU 276Literacy and Technology in Inclusive Educational Settings

3

EDU 295Introduction to Educational Assessment

3

EDU 305Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in the Classroom

3

EDU 313Practicum in Inclusive Education III

0

EDU 315Early Childhood Curriculum Development

3

EDU 349Educational Psychology

3

EDU 301Safe Schools/Healthy Students: Child Abuse and Child Abduction

1

EDU 302Safe Schools/Healthy Students: Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Abuse

1

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

1

MUED 315Music, Play, and Self

3

MAED 301Mathematics for School Teachers I

3

MAED 302Mathematics for School Teachers II

3

SCI 301Essential Science I

3

SCI 302Essential Science Lab

1

SCI 303Essential Science II

3

Total Credit Hours:49

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.

Transfer students should consult with their academic advisor regarding Natural Science requirements.

Methods of Instruction:

EDU 402Teaching Mathematics in Inclusive Educational Settings

3

EDU 405Teaching Literacy in Inclusive Educational Settings

3

EDU 406Literacy and Assessment in Inclusive Educational Settings

3

EDU 412Integrated Methods for Early Childhood Education

3

EDU 432Home/School Partnerships in a Diverse Society

1.5-3

Total Credit Hours:13.5-15

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

EDU 423Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education - Kindergarten

6

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

6

Total Credit Hours:12

Total Credit Hours: 77.5-79

Plus Foreign Language Requirement:

Candidates in all education programs are required to demonstrate competence in a foreign language. This requirement must be satisfied in any one of the following ways:

  • Score of 85 percent or higher on New York State Regents Exam or New York State High School Equivalent Exam*: Requirement is fulfilled.
  • Scores of 65 percent - 84 percent on New York State Regents Exam or New York State High School Equivalent Exam*: Student needs to take an Elementary I level course or an Elementary II level course of a language or equivalent course(s), or successfully complete an equivalent Fredonia proficiency exam.
  • Scores below 65 percent on New York State Regents Exam or New York State High School Equivalent Exam*: Student needs to take an Elementary I level course and an Elementary II level course or equivalent course(s) of the same language.
  • If student did not take a New York State Regents Exam or New York State High School Equivalent Exam*: Student needs to take an Elementary I level course and an Elementary II level course or equivalent course(s) of the same language.
  • Note: The General Education foreign language requirement differs from the certification requirement and must be satisfied for degree conferral.
    * High School Equivalent Exam refers to a New York State Local School District Exam or Regional Exam in a Foreign Language.

Plus an area of concentration: 30-37 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.