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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
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.
PSEA – Peru Student Education Association
KDP – Kappa Delta Pi