Teaching, Learning, & Leadership

B.S. in Inclusive Early Childhood Education


The 121 credit Bachelor of Science in Inclusive Early Childhood Education Leads to dual certification in early childhood education and early childhood special education, birth to grade 2. This program prepares students to teach in diverse early childhood education and care settings. An optional bilingual extension prepares students to teach in bilingual classrooms.

The major consists of 42 credits in Teaching and Learning.  In addition, all students must select a 24 credit concentration or 2nd major in a liberal arts and sciences area.  Fieldwork is required throughout the program.

The program is divided into a pre-professional stage and a professional stage. All students are welcome to take six credits of pre-professional courses. Students must meet specific criteria for progression into the professional stage, admission to student teaching and graduation.

Students graduating from the program are eligible for NYS certification once they have passed all required portions of the New York State Teacher Certification Exam (NYSTCE). The SOE Certification Officer assists students in applying for certification when all requirements are met.
Plan of Study

LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES CORE CURRICULUM (64 credits)

CREDITS

*FYS 1 First Year Seminar 1 (Required of all entering full-time freshmen)

1

COS 50 Core Seminar (Required for Graduation)

3

HUMANITIES

ENG 16, 16x English Composition (Determined by placement assessment)

3

Choose any 2 courses from below:

ENG 61 European Literatures I

ENG 62 European Literatures II

ENG 63 American Literatures

ENG 64 Non-Western Literatures

3

3

PHI 61 Philosophical Exploration I

3

PHI 62 Philosophical Exploration II

3

Choose one Foreign Language for both courses from: French, Spanish or Italian

LANG: _________ 11

LANG: _________ 12

3

3

SOCIAL SCIENCES

HIS 1 History of Civilizations to 1500

3

HIS 2 History of Civilizations Since 1500

3

Choose any 2 courses from below:

SOC 3   Introduction to Sociology

ANT 4   Physical Anthropology

ANT 5   Cultural Anthropology

PSY 3   Introduction to Psychology

POL 11 Power and Politics

ECO 1 Introduction to Economics

ECO 2 Introduction to Economics 2

3

COMMUNICATION, VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS

SPE 3 Oral Communication

3

Choose one from courses below:

ART 61 Introduction to Visual Art

DNC 61 Introduction to Dance

MUS 61 Music and Culture

CONCENTRATION ELECTIVES: ___________________________ (30 credits)

CREDITS

TEACHING AND LEARNING (Minimum 2.5 GPA, Pre-professional Phase)

TAL 201 Teaching: Imagine the Possibilities  (Fall & Spring; 15 Fieldwork hours)

3

TAL 349 The Developing Young Child (Fall Only; 15 Fieldwork hours)

3

STUDENTS MUST HAVE AN OVERALL 2.67 GPA AND 3.0 TAL GPA TO MOVE TO PROFESSIONAL PHASE

TAL 360 Foundations of inclusive Education: Early Childhood (Fall only; 15 Fieldwork hours)

3

TAL 361 Child Guidance & Partnerships (Spring only; 15 Fieldwork hours)

3

TAL 362 Integrated Inquiry I: Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment (Spring only; 30 Fieldwork hours)

3

TAL 363 PLAY in IECE (Spring only; 15 Fieldwork hours)

3

TAL 433 Language and Literacy in the Early Childhood Years (Fall only; 15 Fieldwork hours)

3

TAL 434 The Arts and Social Studies in IECE (Fall only; 20 Fieldwork hours)

3

TAL 435 Integrated Inquiry II: Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment (Spring only; 30 Fieldwork hours)

3

TAL 436 Language and Literacy in IECE (Spring only; 15 Fieldwork hours)

3

TAL 437 Mathematics in IECE (Fall only; 15 Fieldwork hours)

3

TAL 438 Science in IECE (Fall only; 15 Fieldwork hours)

3

In order to move to Student Teaching, all students must have completed and passed EAS and CST exams and all workshops (DASA: Bullying/Cyber-bullying/Harassment/Discrimination, Child Abuse & School Violence Prevention.

TAL 455 Student Teaching and Seminar in IECE (Spring only; full time semester fieldwork)

6


CONTACT

School of Education
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Dr. Amy Ginsberg, Dean


Shinelle Romeo-Walcott
Office Manager
718-488-1055
Shinelle.Romeo@liu.edu