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  Academic Programs / Education

Early Childhood-Elementary 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.

A hallmark of the program is field experience in an exciting and diverse variety of settings.  By working directly with children several times prior to student teaching, students in the program can 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.

Students must be accepted into the certification program prior to taking methods courses (see candidacy). Observation, participation, and teaching within the practicum courses are further extended during student teaching where our students operate more independently.

 

Bachelor of Science in Education Requirements

 

Summary of Requirements

All new students starting in academic year 2012-2013 and beyond are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.

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

Additional University and College requirements are located on the College of Education's Academic Policies and Regulations page in the Bulletin.

 

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
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Human Behavior 3 GB
Subtotal     16  
 
Freshman Year - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
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 World Society 3 GG
MATH 1021 College Algebra 4  
Subtotal     16-17  
 
Sophomore Year - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
MATH 1015 Introduction to Numbers & Figures 4  
ECED 2101 Child Development: Birth through Fourth Grade 3  
EDUC 2103 Socio-Cultural Foundations of Education in the United States 3  
SPED 2231 Introduction to Inclusive Education
3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Sophomore Year - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
ECED 2105 Cognition & Learning in the Classroom
3  
ECED 2106 Language & Literacy Development in Early Childhood: Birth through Kindergarten
3  
ECED 2108 Engaging Young Children in the Learning Process through Classroom Management
3  
ECED 2187 Practicum for Pre-K and Kindergarten 3  
Elective   Elective 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Junior Year - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
ECED 3106 Literacy Foundations for the Primary Grades: First through Fourth Grade 3  
ECED 3107 Learning Mathematics for the Primary Grades: First through Fourth Grade 3  
ECED 3108 Social Studies for the Early Years: Pre-K through Fourth Grade 3  
ECED 3109 Science for the Early Years 3  
ECED 3187 Practicum for the Primary Grades 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Junior Year - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
ECED 3205 Assessment in Early Childhood Education 3  
ECED 3296 Differentiated Reading Instruction in the Early Grades 3 WI
ECED 3209 Teaching English Language Learners in the Early Grades: Pre-K to Fourth Grade 3  
SPED 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
ECED 4101 Integrating the Arts into Early Childhood Education 3  
ECED 4102 Children's Literature: Pre-K through Fourth Grade 3  
ECED 4196 The Learning Community: Family & Community Relationships 3 WI
SPED 4105 Assessment in Early Childhood Special Education 3  
SPED 4106 Literacy Instruction for Young Children with Disabilities 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Senior Year - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
EDUC 4588 Student Teaching in Elementary Education/Early Childhood Education 9  
EDUC 4801 Senior Seminar 3  
Subtotal     12  
 
Minimum Total Hours for Bachelor of Science in Education in Early Childhood-Elementary Ed (Pre-K-4): 120

 


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