Early Childhood Education Supplemental

This program will endorse an individual to teach Early Childhood from Pre-K to grade 3. Ninety (90%) percent of the total required practicum hours must be in Early Childhood settings.

Contact Information


School of Education
education@peru.edu
402-872-2244

Office of Admissions
admissions@peru.edu
1-800-742-4412 option 1
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Learning Outcomes

  1. Content Area Studies–Teacher education candidates develop content area expertise teacher candidates will have a broad knowledge in the field or subject in which they choose to specialize.
  2. Pedagogical Studies–Teacher education candidates develop pedagogical content knowledge, teacher candidates will demonstrate a repertoire of methods that make content knowledge easily understood and relevant by a variety of learners
  3. Professional Disposition & Integrity—Teacher education candidates develop professional dispositions, character, skills and traits appropriate for the teaching profession. The candidates demonstrate professionalism, dependability, social maturity, a cooperative attitude, enthusiasm, initiative, and confidentiality, especially as it relates to student information.  
  4. Professional Development—Teacher education candidates recognize what is involved in being a lifelong educator, establish their own professional identities, and effectively collaborate within the learning community.

Program Faculty

Dr. Liz Kearney
lkearney@peru.edu
Candy Blecha
Instructor of Education
cblecha@peru.edu

Required Courses:

EDUC 305 Principles of Early Childhood Education*
EDUC 308 Preschool Practicum*
EDUC 331 Emergent Literacy & Language Arts*
EDUC 332 Creative Arts for Early Childhood Education*
EDUC 336 Science/Math/Social Science for Early Childhood Education*
EDUC 402 Curriculum Development in Early Childhood Education*
EDUC 428 Organization & Administration of Early Childhood Programs*

*indicated restricted course

This endorsement in Early Childhood Education is supplemental to an endorsement in Elementary Education.

Professional Organizations:

 PSEA – Peru Student Education Association
KDP – Kappa Delta Pi