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Degree Requirements

Prerequisites: Same liberal arts prerequisites as Childhood Education

  1. Liberal Arts concentration of at least thirty credits, with a minimum of 18 credits in one liberal arts area
  2. College-level work in artistic expression, oral or written communication, history and social sciences, humanities, science, math, written analysis and expression, and a language other than English, competency in information retrieval


Tier I (12 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credits
TED 505 Issues in Education 3
TED 510 Introduction to Students with Disabilities 3
TED 515 Multicultural Perspectives in Education 3
TED 500 Lives of Children 3

Before moving on to Tier II, students must demonstrate proficiency in the following ways:
• Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above
• Pass the Liberal Arts and Science Test (LAST)
• Demonstrate competence in writing

Tier II: Methods Courses (28 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credits
TED 520 Language and Literacy 3
TED 640 Phonological Awareness and Beginning Reading 3
TED 525 Teaching Literacy and Language Arts 1-6 3
TED 610 Assessing Students with Learning and Literacy Problems 3
TED 625 Interventions in Reading 3
TED 545 Promoting Wellness in the Classroom 1
TED 641 Curriculum and Methods for Early Childhood Education 3
TED 642 Observation and Assessment in the Early Childhood Classroom 3
TED 620 Collaboration in Inclusive Settings 3
TED 710 Practicum in Literacy for Students with Learning Problems 1-6 3

Before moving on to Tier III, students should pass the Assessment of Teaching Skills Written (ATS-W)
and the Content Specialty Tests (CST) in Literacy and Early Childhood Education (when available)

Tier III: Field Experiences (4 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credits

TED 702


TED 703

Seminar and Student Teaching: Early Childhood Education


Seminar and Supervised Teaching: Early Childhood/Childhood Education


Total 44 Credits


• Initial portfolio should be submitted after 12 credits
• Final portfolios should be submitted during the final practicum semester. Portfolios must receive satisfactory grades as one of the degree completion requirements.