Undergraduate Edition 2019-2020

Birth through Kindergarten (BK): Teacher Education Concentration, B.S.Ed.

Curriculum

A. General Education Requirements (35 credit hours)

B. Major Requirements (34 credit hours)



Core Courses - 31 credit hours

BKED 201Introduction to Birth-Kindergarten

1

BKED 202Child Growth and Development I: Infants and Todlers

3

BKED 203Child Growth and Development II: Preschool and Kindergarten

3

BKED 305Early Childhood Literacy Development

3

BKED 325Infant and Toddler Curriculum and Development

3

BKED 330Educational Assessment of Infants, Toddlers & Preschools

3

BKED 335Communication and Collaboration in Schools and Communities

3

BKED 420Preschool Curriculum

3

EDUC 203Introduction to Computer Instructional Technology

3

EDUC 210Professional Studies I: Introduction to Education

3

EDUC 310Professional Studies II: Special Education & Diverse Learners

3

Core Electives - 3 credit hours

BKED 460Issues and Trends in Early Childhood Education

3

OR

BKED 475Autism Spectrum & Related Behavior Disorders

3

C. Related Area Requirements (15 credit hours)



HLTH 367First Aid, CPR and Safety

3

HLTH 369Principles of Nutrition

3

BFIN 210Personal Financial Management

3

OR

ECON 201Principles of Economics I

3

EDUC 250Introduction to Reading

3

SPED 370Introduction to Positive Behavior Support

3

D. Concentration Requirements (27 credit hours)

Concentration Core Courses - 24 credit hours

EDUC 220Sophomore Seminar

3

EDUC 360Teaching and Assessment

3

BKED 454Inclusive Preschool Environments

3

BKED 470Kindergarten Curriculum and Standards

3

BKED 490Student Teaching

12

EDUC 478Seminar in Contemporary Educational Issues

P/F

Concentration Electives - 3 credit hours

Select one of the courses below.
ELEM 300Reading & Language Arts

3

ELEM 390/SPED 390Social Studies Methods in the Inclusive Classroom

3

ELEM 395Science Methods in the Inclusive Classroom

3

E. Free Electives (9 credit hours)

Total Credit Hours: 120

Curriculum Guide for Majors in Birth Through Kindergarten (BK): Teacher Education Concentration

Freshman Year

First Semester

ENGL 102Composition I

3

UNIV 110Freshman Seminar

1

Natural Sciences and Mathematics - B

4

Natural Sciences and Mathematics - A

3

Physical Education Activity

1

Social & Behavior Sciences A

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

ENGL 103Composition II

3

UNIV 120Freshman Seminar II

1

HLTH 185Health Concepts

2

Social Behavioral Science

3

Free Elective

3

Humanities and Fine Arts C

2

Humanities and Fine Arts A

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Sophomore Year

First Semester

EDUC 220Sophomore Seminar

3

EDUC 210Professional Studies I: Introduction to Education

3

ENGL 201World Literature I

3

OR

ENGL 202World Literature II

3

EDUC 203Introduction to Computer Instructional Technology

3

BKED 201Introduction to Birth-Kindergarten

1

BKED 202Child Growth and Development I: Infants and Todlers

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Second Semester

BFIN 210Personal Financial Management

3

OR

ECON 201Principles of Economics I

3

EDUC 310Professional Studies II: Special Education & Diverse Learners

3

EDUC 250Introduction to Reading

3

BKED 203Child Growth and Development II: Preschool and Kindergarten

3

Social Behavioral Science

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Junior Year

First Semester

BKED 305Early Childhood Literacy Development

3

BKED 325Infant and Toddler Curriculum and Development

3

BKED 330Educational Assessment of Infants, Toddlers & Preschools

3

HLTH 367First Aid, CPR and Safety

3

Free Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

Free Elective

3

EDUC 360Teaching and Assessment

3

BKED 335Communication and Collaboration in Schools and Communities

3

SPED 370Introduction to Positive Behavior Support

3

HLTH 369Principles of Nutrition

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Senior Year

First Semester

BKED 420Preschool Curriculum

3

BKED 454Inclusive Preschool Environments

3

BKED 470Kindergarten Curriculum and Standards

3

BKED 460Issues and Trends in Early Childhood Education

3

OR

BKED 475Autism Spectrum & Related Behavior Disorders

3

ELEM 300Reading & Language Arts

3

OR

ELEM 390/SPED 390Social Studies Methods in the Inclusive Classroom

3

OR

ELEM 395Science Methods in the Inclusive Classroom

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

BKED 490Student Teaching

12

EDUC 478Seminar in Contemporary Educational Issues

P/F

Total Credit Hours:12

Total Credit Hours: 120

Licensure-Only Requirements (48 hours)

Required Courses

EDUC 210Professional Studies I: Introduction to Education

3

EDUC 203Introduction to Computer Instructional Technology

3

EDUC 310Professional Studies II: Special Education & Diverse Learners

3

EDUC 360Teaching and Assessment

3

BKED 202Child Growth and Development I: Infants and Todlers

3

BKED 203Child Growth and Development II: Preschool and Kindergarten

3

BKED 325Infant and Toddler Curriculum and Development

3

BKED 335Communication and Collaboration in Schools and Communities

3

BKED 330Educational Assessment of Infants, Toddlers & Preschools

3

BKED 420Preschool Curriculum

3

BKED 454Inclusive Preschool Environments

3

BKED 470Kindergarten Curriculum and Standards

3

EDUC 478Seminar in Contemporary Educational Issues

P/F

BKED 490Student Teaching

12

Lateral Entry Requirements (36 hours)

Required Courses

EDUC 203Introduction to Computer Instructional Technology

3

EDUC 210Professional Studies I: Introduction to Education

3

EDUC 310Professional Studies II: Special Education & Diverse Learners

3

EDUC 360Teaching and Assessment

3

BKED 202Child Growth and Development I: Infants and Todlers

3

BKED 203Child Growth and Development II: Preschool and Kindergarten

3

BKED 325Infant and Toddler Curriculum and Development

3

BKED 330Educational Assessment of Infants, Toddlers & Preschools

3

BKED 335Communication and Collaboration in Schools and Communities

3

BKED 420Preschool Curriculum

3

BKED 454Inclusive Preschool Environments

3

BKED 470Kindergarten Curriculum and Standards

3

For those candidates seeking an add-on license, please see the program coordinator for an individualized plan.