Early Childhood Education (Grades Pre K-4)


Required Coursework for the Grades Pre K-4 Early Childhood Education Major
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SPE 100: Overview of Human Exceptionalities
SPE 211: Teaching Reading/Language Arts to Students with Disabilities
ED 200: Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education
ED 204: Human Development and Learning

ED 206: Field Experience Stage I (20 hours)

ED 209: Planning, Instruction & Assessment

ED 210: Methods for the Elementary Inclusive Classroom
ED 300 Teaching Science in the Elementary School
ED/COM 302: Principles of Writing Instruction
ED 306: Field Experience Stage II (20 hours)
ED 310: Skills for Early Childhood Education

ED 313: Managing Classroom Learning Communities

ED 314: Teaching the Arts in Elementary School
ED 400: Assessment and Evaluation
ED 402: Professional Seminar
ED 403: Reading Methods for the Elementary Inclusive Classroom
ED 404: Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School
ED/COM 413: Language Development Through Literature

ED 414: Teaching Social Studies in Elementary School

ED 436: Field Experience III (150 hours)
ED 470: Student Teaching
ED 472: Student Teaching Seminar

Required Coursework for the Grades Pre K-4 Early Childhood Education Major and dual certification in Special Education Pre K-8
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SPE 100: Overview of Human Exceptionalities
SPE 211: Teaching Reading/Language Arts to Students with Disabilities

SPE 335: High Incidence Disabilities
SPE 345: Low Incidence Disabilities
SPE 350: Autism Spectrum Disorders
SPE 370: Positive Behavior Support
SPE 410: Evaluation and Progress Monitoring with Special Needs Students
SPE 425: Legal and Professional Practices in Special Education
ED 200: Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education
ED 204: Human Development and Learning
ED 206: Field Experience Stage I (20 hours)
ED 209: Planning, Instruction & Assessment
ED 210: Methods for the Elementary Inclusive Classroom
ED 300 Teaching Science in the Elementary School
ED/COM 302: Principles of Writing Instruction
ED 306: Field Experience Stage II (20 hours)
ED 310: Skills for Early Childhood Education

ED 314: Teaching the Arts in Elementary School

ED 403: Reading Methods for the Elementary Inclusive Classroom

ED 404: Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School

ED/COM 413: Language Development Through Literature

ED 414: Teaching Social Studies in Elementary School

ED 436: Field Experience III (150 hours)

ED 470: Student Teaching
ED 472: Student Teaching Seminar

Contact Information

Mary Schreiner, Ph.D.

Chair, Education Department
Associate Professor of Education

     Upland Center,
     Room 107
     Phone: 610.568.1520
     mary.schreiner@alvernia.edu



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