Summary of Requirements

University 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. The specific writing-intensive courses required for this major are ECED 3298 and SPED 4196.

College Requirements

  • Students must be accepted into the certification program prior to taking methods courses; for further details, see "Candidacy" under College Requirements.
  • Additional University and College requirements are located on the College of Education's Academic Policies and Regulations page in this Bulletin.

Program Requirements

Required Courses
MATH 1015Introduction to Numbers & Figures4
MATH 1021College Algebra4
or EDUC 1017 Algebra and Algebraic Thinking for Educators
ECED 2101Child Development, Birth to Nine3
ECED 2104Integrating the Arts into Early Childhood Education3
ECED 2105Cognition and Learning in the Classroom3
ECED 2106Language and Literacy Development in Early Childhood: Birth through Kindergarten3
ECED 2187Practicum for Pre-K and Kindergarten3
ECED 3106Literacy Foundations for the Primary Grades: First Grade through Fourth Grade3
ECED 3107Learning Mathematics for the Primary Grades: First through Fourth Grade3
ECED 3108Social Studies for the Early Years, Pre K-43
ECED 3109Science for the Early Years3
ECED 3187Practicum for the Primary Grades3
ECED 3206Differentiated Reading Instruction in the Early Grades3
ECED 3209Teaching English Language Learners in the Early Grades3
ECED 3298Assessment in Early Childhood Education (WI)3
ECED 4106The Learning Community: Family and Community Relationships3
ECED 4187Senior Practicum in Early Childhood Education6
ECED 4207Mathematics and Science Pedagogical Content Knowledge3
ECED 4588Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education7
ECED 4802Senior Seminar I in Early Childhood Education1
ECED 4803Senior Seminar II in Early Childhood Education2
EDUC 2103Socio-cultural Foundations of Education in the United States3
EDUC 4389Field Experience1
SPED 2231Introduction to Inclusive Education3
SPED 3211Effective Instructional Strategies for Young Children with Disabilities3
SPED 4103Classroom Management and Positive Behavior Support3
SPED 4105Assessment in Early Childhood Special Education3
SPED 4196Literacy Instruction for Young Children with Disabilities (WI)3
Total Credit Hours88

Clearance Requirements

Students enrolled in courses that require fieldwork or internships must submit updated child abuse, criminal and drug clearances every year. Learn more about submitting clearance requirements.