Catalog 2010-2012

Early Childhood Education-Teaching

This major leads to licensure for teaching young children from birth through grade 3. The student will complete the Liberal Arts Core requirements (pages xxx-xxx), the Professional Education Requirements, the specified major requirements, plus electives to complete a minimum of 120 hours. The prescribed program is as follows:

 

I. Professional Education Requirements-Early Childhood Education

Required:

  Special Education: 220:150.....2 hours

  Instructional Technology: 240:031.....3 hours

  Human Relations: 280:170.....3 hours

    (Before enrolling in 280:170, the student must be fully admitted to the Teacher Education Program.)

Level I

Educational Psychology: 200:017; 200:030.....4 hours

Level II

(Before enrolling in Level II, the student must be fully admitted to the Teacher Education Program.)

Educational Psychology: 200:128; 200:148.....4 hours

Measurement and Research: 250:150.....2 hours

Level III

(Before enrolling in Level III, the student must be fully admitted to the Teacher Education Program.)

Social Foundations: 260:119.....3 hours

Teaching: 280:132.....12 hours

33 hours

 

II. Early Childhood Education Major Requirements

Required:

  Educational Psychology: 200:109.....3 hours

  Elementary, Early Childhood, and Middle Level Education: 210:121; 210:130; 210:149; 210:151; 210:161; 210:164; 210:192 (2 hrs.).....20 hours

  Literacy Education: 230:044; 230:115.....6 hours

  Design, Textiles, Gerontology, & Family Studies: 310:031.....2 hours

  Mathematics: 800:031; 800:131; 800:134.....9 hours

40 hours

 

Students seeking dual endorsement, Early Childhood Education with Elementary, may do so by completing a program which includes the following additional course work:

  Elementary, Early Childhood, and Middle Level Education: 210:120; 210:152.....6 hours

  Literacy Education: 230:116.....3 hours

  Health Promotion and Education: 410:135 or Physical Education: 420:045 or Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services-Interdepartmental: 440:045.....2-3 hours

  Elementary, Early Childhood, and Middle Level Education: 210:123 or Music: 520:102 or Art: 600:090.....2-3 hours

13-15 hours

 

A 2.50 grade index in all course work at the University of Northern Iowa, and, also, a 2.50 GPA in all course work at this university and elsewhere, or the approval of the head of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction is required for registration in major courses in the department.

Students should plan their course work so that all Early Childhood courses are taken prior to student teaching. Students must have a cumulative, UNI, and major GPA of 2.50 in order to student teach. In addition, students must achieve a grade of C (2.00) or higher in the following methods classes in order to student teach: 210:121; 210:130; 210:149; 210:151; 210:161; 210:164; 230:115; 800:134. Students should apply for their student teaching one year in advance.