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2020-2021 General Catalog (Year Under Revision) 
  
2020-2021 General Catalog (Year Under Revision)

Early Childhood Education - BA, BS


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Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

Department of Teacher Education and Leadership

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  • For more information about Early Childhood Education, see the department webpage.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an advisor (435-797-0391). Current students should also meet with an advisor (435-797-0391) and log on to Degree Works  to check student-specific program progress.

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
NOTES: The highest math requirement for this degree is MATH 2020: Euclidean Geometry and Statistics for Elementary Education School Teachers (QI) .

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 3.0 GPA

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ELED 1010: Orientation to Elementary Education   3     ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3    
ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3     MATH 2010: Algebraic Thinking & Number Sense for Elementary Education School Teachers (QI)   3    
MATH 1051: Classical Algebra for Teachers (QL)  or MATH 1050: College Algebra (QL)   4  or 4     Breadth Creative Arts (BCA) Course   3 See link for recommended courses.
Breadth American Institutions (BAI) Course   3 See link for recommended courses. Breadth Humanities (BHU) Course    3 See link for recommended courses.
HDFS 1500: Human Development Across the Lifespan (BSS)   3     Breadth Life Sciences (BLS) Course   See link for recommended courses.
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Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

MATH 2020: Euclidean Geometry and Statistics for Elementary Education School Teachers (QI)   3     Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS) Course   3 or 4 See link for recommended courses.
ELED 3001: Historical, Social, and Cultural Foundations of Education   3     ELED 4150: Assessment and Differentiation Across the Curriculum   2    
ELED 3002: Foundations Practicum   1     SPED 4000: Education of Students with Disabilities   2    
ELED 3100: Classroom Reading Instruction   3     TEAL 5710: Instruction for Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Learners   3    
HDFS 2600: Seminar in Early Childhood Education   2     Arts Methods 3 See advisor for options.
HDFS 2630: Practicum in Early Childhood Education   2-5   Enroll in 2 credits.      
TEAL 3660: Educational Psychology for Teachers   2          
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Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) Course  or Depth Social Sciences (DSS) Course    3   ELED 4020: Teaching Science in Elementary School    2    
ELED 4061: Teaching Elementary School Mathematics I: Rational Numbers, Operations, and Proportional Reasoning   3     ELED 4030: Teaching Language Arts (CI)   2    
ELED 4040: Reading Assessment and Intervention (CI)   2     ELED 4050: Teaching Social Studies in Elementary School   2    
ELED 4042: Reading Assessment and Intervention Practicum   1     ELED 4062: Teaching Elementary School Mathematics II: Number, Operations, and Algebraic Reasoning   2    
ELED 4480: Early Childhood Education Kindergarten Through Grade 3   3     ELED 4056: Elementary Content Practicum   4    
Arts Methods 3   HDFS 4550: Preschool Methods and Curriculum   3    
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Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

HDFS 4960: Practice Teaching in Child Development Laboratories   3 or 6   Enroll in 6 credits. ELED 5050: Student Teaching - Early Childhood   3-9   Enroll in 6 credits.
ITLS 5500: Integration and Innovation of Technology in Education   3     ELED 5150: Student Teaching: Elementary   3-9   Enroll in 3 credits.
TEAL 5080: Integrating Arts into Academic Learning   3     ELED 5250: Elementary Education Student Teaching Seminar   3    
ELED 5105: Motivation and Classroom Management   3     Professional Anchor Course 3 See advisor for options.
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Program Requirements

This program requires an overall GPA of 3.0 and a 3.0 GPA in major requirements for graduation.

Communications Literacy Requirement


In addition to satisfying the basic Communications Literacy (CL) general education requirement, students in this major must receive a grade of C+ or better in either ENGL 1010  or ENGL 2010 

Preparation Anchor (15 credits)


Content Pedagogy Core (15 credits) (Licensure Lane Designation required) (B- or better)


Grade of B- or higher required for LLD continuation.

Professional Anchor Early Childhood


Early Childhood Requirement


Must receive grade of B- or better for LLD continuation.

Additional Professional Anchor Requirement


Students in the dual ELED/ECE major should take 9 credits of the courses below, while students in the ECE major should see their advisor for credit requirements. Students in both majors may contact their advisor for additional course options.

Endorsement Options


All courses require a grade of C or better.

Enlightenment Options


Requires completing a split form. Courses require a grade of C or better.

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