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  Academic Programs / Education

Early Childhood-Elementary Education (PreK-4)


Please contact the department for further information.
215-204-6387

Cathleen Soundy, Early Childhood, Lead Professor
215-204-6129
csoundy@temple.edu

The Early Childhood-Elementary Education (PreK-4) program is designed to prepare teachers to work in programs servicing children in nursery school, kindergarten, primary, and intermediate grades. It is designed to help students gain an appreciation and understanding of children, develop personally and professionally, and acquire a sound philosophy of education.

By working directly with children several times prior to student teaching, the student can study the reactions of children of various ages to different situations and thereby gain insight into the creation of learning situations and the planning of teaching procedures which meet the needs of children.

Students must be accepted into the certification program prior to taking methods courses (see candidacy). Observation, participation, and teaching within the practicum are further extended during student teaching where competency of teaching skills is demonstrated.

Bachelor of Science in Education Requirements

University Requirements

All students are required to complete a set of university requirements: General Education (GenEd) or Core.

  • New freshman students starting in the 2009-2010 academic year are required to complete the GenEd curriculum.
  • New transfer students starting in the 2009-2010 academic year are required to complete the Core curriculum.

All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive (WI) courses.

 

Basic Education and Professional Course Sequence Requirements

Several restrictions and additions to the requirements listed on the College Graduation Requirements web page (see Other Requirements for College of Education Students) apply to students in this program: 

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Math Requirement: Please take both of the following:    
Mathematics 1015 Introduction to Numbers & Figures 4  
Mathematics 1021 College Algebra 4  
     
Literature Requirement: Please take both of the following:    
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ

 

Suggested Semester-by-Semester Plan

 

Requirements for new Freshman students starting in the 2009-2010 Academic Year

Freshman Year - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
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 Human Behavior 3 GB
Subtotal     16  
 
Freshman Year - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 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
MATH 1015 Introduction to Numbers & Figures 4  
Subtotal     16-17  
 
Sophomore Year - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
MATH 1021 College Algebra 4  
ECH ED 2101 Child Development: Birth through Fourth Grade
(6 hours field experience required)
3  
EDUC 2103 Socio-Cultural Foundations of Education in the United States 3  
  * Introduction to Inclusive Education
(6 hours field experience required)
3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Sophomore Year - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
  * Child Development: Early Elementary Years
(6 hours field experience required)
3  
  * Cognition & Learning in the Classroom
(6 hours field experience required)
3  
  * Language & Literacy Development in Early Childhood
(10 hours field experience required)
3  
  * Learning Mathematics in the Early Childhood Years
(10 hours field experience required)
3  
  * Engaging Children in the Learning Process through Classroom Management
(10 hours field experience required)
3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Junior Year - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
  * Literacy Foundations for the Primary Grades 3  
  * Learning Mathematics for the Primary Grades 3  
  * Social Studies for Pre-K through 4th Grade 3  
  * Science for Pre-K through 4th Grade 3  
  * Practicum: The Primary Grades
(40-60 hours field experience required)
3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Junior Year - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
  * Assessment in Early Childhood Education 3  
  * Differentiated Reading Instruction in the Primary Grades 3  
  * Integrating Evidence-Based Practices across the Curriculum 3  
  * Teaching English Language Learners in the Early Grades 3  
SPEC ED * Methods & Curricula for Students with Disabilities 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Senior Year - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
  * Children's Literature: Pre-K through 4th Grade 3  
  * Integrating the Arts into Early Childhood Education 3  
  * The Learning Community: School, Family & Community Relationships 3  
SPEC ED * Literacy Instruction for Students with Disabilities 3  
SPEC ED * Assessment Practicum in Special Education
(20 hours field experience required)
3  
Elective   Elective 3  
Subtotal     18  
 
Senior Year - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
EDUC   Student Teaching 9  
EDUC 4801 Senior Seminar 3  
Subtotal     12  
 
Total Hours for Bachelor of Science in Education in Early Childhood-Elementary Ed (Pre-K-4): 123-124

*pending approval


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