Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education (Grades Pre K-4) Curriculum

Liberal Arts Core (57/58 credits)*
General Elective Requirements (as needed)**

Early Childhood Education (Grades Pre K-4) Requirements (60 Credits):

SPE 100 Introduction to Exceptionalities in Children and Youth
SPE 315 Teaching Reading/Language Arts to Students with Disabilities
ED 200 Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education
ED 204 Human Development and Learning
ED 208 Health and Physical Education in the Elementary School
ED 209 Planning, Instruction & Assessment
ED 210 Methods for the Elementary Inclusive Classroom
ED 300 Teaching Science in Elementary School
ED 302 Principles of Writing Instruction
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 414 Teaching Social Studies in Elementary School
ED 436 Field Experience III
ED 470 Student Teaching
ED 472 Student Teaching Seminar

Related Requirements (6 Credits):

COM 270 ESL Teacher
MAT 106 Mathematics for Teachers II

*Students entering the program with 70+ credits or an associates degree must complete 33/34 Liberal Arts Core credits.

**A total of 123 credits including 3 credits in a human diversity course are required to complete a Bachelor’s degree. To adhere to Franciscan Values, community service hours are also required. In addition, at least 30 credits at the 300/400 level must be taken at Alvernia University.
Early Childhood Education (Grades PreK-4)