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  Academic Programs / Education

Early Childhood Education (PreK-4)


Shimada Resource Center

College of Education

150 Ritter Annex

1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19122

215-204-8011 (phone)

215-204-4383 (fax)

The Early Childhood-Elementary Education (PreK-4) program is designed to prepare teachers to work in programs serving children in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, primary, and early intermediate grades. The program aims to help students gain an appreciation and understanding of child development and learning, build conceptual and practical expertise about effective instruction, acquire a sound philosophy of education, and develop personally and professionally.

One hallmark of the program is the variety of exciting and diverse field experiences.  By working directly with children several times prior to student teaching, students in the program gain hands-on experience with children of various ages and backgrounds, gaining insight into the creation of effective learning situations which meet the needs of all learners.

 

Bachelor of Science in Education Requirements

 

Summary of Requirements

  • All new students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum (except where a waiver is noted)
  • All students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive (WI) courses at Temple University.
  • Students must be accepted into the certification program prior to taking methods courses (see Candidacy).
  • Additional University and College requirements are located on the College of Education's Academic Policies and Regulations page in the Bulletin.

 

Early Childhood Education Suggested Semester-by-Semester Plan

 

Freshman Year - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology I 3 GS
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
Elective   Elective* 3  
Subtotal     16  
*The following are suggested electives: Communication Sciences & Disorders 1108: Introduction to Linguistics;
Education 2255: Effective Use of Instructional Technology in Classrooms; English 2301: Survey of American Literature I;
History 1101: U.S. History to 1877; Sociology 1176: Introduction to Sociology.
 
Freshman Year - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Intellectual Heritage 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology II 3 GS
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Arts 3-4 GA
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society 3 GG
Mathematics 1015 Introduction to Numbers & Figures 4  
Subtotal     16-17  
 
Sophomore Year - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Intellectual Heritage 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
Mathematics
    or
Education
1021
  or
1017
College Algebra
     or
Algebra and Algebraic Thinking for Educators
4  
Early Childhood Education 2101 Child Development, Birth to Nine 3  
Education 2103 Socio-Cultural Foundations of Education in the United States 3  
Special Education 2231 Introduction to Inclusive Education
3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Sophomore Year - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Early Childhood Education 2105 Cognition & Learning in the Classroom
3  
Early Childhood Education 2106 Language & Literacy Development in Early Childhood:
Birth through Kindergarten
3  
Early Childhood Education 2108 Engaging Children in the Learning Process through
Classroom Management
3  
Early Childhood Education 2187 Practicum for Pre-K and Kindergarten 3  
Elective   Elective 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Junior Year - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Early Childhood Education 3106 Literacy Foundations for the Primary Grades:
First Grade through Fourth Grade
3  
Early Childhood Education 3107 Learning Mathematics for the Primary Grades:
First through Fourth Grade
3  
Early Childhood Education 3108 Social Studies for the Early Years:
Pre-K through Fourth Grade
3  
Early Childhood Education 3109 Science for the Early Years 3  
Early Childhood Education 3187 Practicum for the Primary Grades 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Junior Year - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Early Childhood Education 3205 Assessment in Early Childhood Education 3  
Early Childhood Education 3209 Teaching English Language Learners in the Early Grades 3  
Early Childhood Education 3296 Differentiated Reading Instruction in the Early Grades 3 WI
Special Education 3211 Effective Instructional Strategies for Young Children
with Disabilities
3  
Elective   Elective 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Senior Year - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Early Childhood Education 4101 Integrating the Arts into Early Childhood Education 3  
Early Childhood Education 4102 Children's Literature: Pre-K through Fourth Grade 3  
Early Childhood Education 4196 The Learning Community: Family & Community Relationships 3 WI
Special Education 4105 Assessment in Early Childhood Special Education 3  
Special Education 4196 Literacy Instruction for Young Children with Disabilities 3 WI
Subtotal     15  
 
Senior Year - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Early Childhood Education 4588 Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education 9  
Early Childhood Education 4801 Senior Seminar & Performance Assessment in
Early Childhood Education
3  
Subtotal     12  
 
Minimum Total Hours for Bachelor of Science in Education in Early Childhood-Elementary Ed (Pre-K-4): 120

 

Early Childhood Education, Concentration in Special Education Suggested Semester-by-Semester Plan

 

The Early Childhood-Elementary Education (PreK-4) with Concentration in Special Education (K-8) program is designed to prepare teachers to work in programs serving diverse learners in a variety of settings in grades pre-kindergarten through four.  In addition to certification in early childhood-elementary education, students in this concentration will learn to implement evidence-based instructional practices in classrooms with students of diverse abilities.  Furthermore, students will apply their skills in a variety of field experiences including a practicum for diverse learners focused on addressing the needs of special education students and English language learners.

 

Freshman Year - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology I 3 GS
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society 3 GG
Subtotal     16  
 
Freshman Year - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Intellectual Heritage 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology II 3 GS
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Arts 3-4 GA
Education 2103 Socio-Cultural Foundations of Education in the United States 3  
Mathematics 1015 Introduction to Numbers & Figures 4  
Subtotal     16-17  
 
Sophomore Year - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Intellectual Heritage 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
Mathematics
   or
Education
1021
  or
1017
College Algebra
      or
Algebra and Algebraic Thinking for Educators
4  
Early Childhood Education 2101 Child Development, Birth to Nine 3  
Special Education 2128 Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning 3  
Special Education 2231 Introduction to Inclusive Education
3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Sophomore Year - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Early Childhood Education 2105 Cognition & Learning in the Classroom
3  
Early Childhood Education 2106 Language & Literacy Development in Early Childhood:
Birth through Kindergarten
3  
Early Childhood Education 2108 Engaging Children in the Learning Process
through Classroom Management
3  
Early Childhood Education 2187 Practicum for Pre-K and Kindergarten 3  
Early Childhood Education 4101 Integrating the Arts into Early Childhood Education 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Junior Year - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Early Childhood Education 3106 Literacy Foundations for the Primary Grades:
First Grade through Fourth Grade
3  
Early Childhood Education 3107 Learning Mathematics for the Primary Grades:
First through Fourth Grade
3  
Early Childhood Education 3108 Social Studies for the Early Years: Pre-K through Fourth Grade 3  
Early Childhood Education 3109 Science for the Early Years 3  
Early Childhood Education 3187 Practicum for the Primary Grades 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Junior Year - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Early Childhood Education 3205 Assessment in Early Childhood Education 3  
Early Childhood Education 3209 Teaching English Language Learners in the Early Grades 3  
Early Childhood Education 3296 Differentiated Reading Instruction in the Early Grades 3 WI
Special Education 3201 Effective Instructional Strategies for Young Students with
Mild to Significant Disabilities
3  
Special Education 3287 Practicum for Diverse Learners 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Senior Year - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Early Childhood Education 4102 Children's Literature: Pre-K through Fourth Grade 3  
Early Childhood Education 4196 The Learning Community: Family & Community Relationships 3 WI
Special Education 4103 Classroom Management & Positive Behavior Support 3  
Special Education 4105 Assessment in Early Childhood Special Education 3  
Special Education 4196 Literacy Instruction for Young Children with Disabilities 3 WI
Subtotal     15  
 
Senior Year - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Early Childhood Education 4588 Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education 9  
Early Childhood Education 4801 Senior Seminar & Performance Assessment in
Early Childhood Education
3  
Subtotal     12  
 
Minimum Total Hours for Bachelor of Science in Education in Early Childhood-Elementary Ed (Pre-K-4)
with a Concentration in Special Education:
120

 

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