This certificate offers required coursework for teacher licensure in Early/Primary Education PreK-3. This certificate prepares individuals to work with children, prekindergarten through third grade, and their families.
In addition to the ECED concentration coursework, students must complete specific content area coursework in English, mathematics, science, and the social sciences as well as mandated state/accreditation assessments.
The following courses are prerequisites to admission:
|ECED 401||Developmental Pathways of Diverse Learners, Birth-Adolescence||3|
|or ECED 501||Developmental Pathways of Diverse Learners, Birth-Adolescence|
|ECED 402||Foundations of Language and Literacy for Diverse Prekindergarten and Kindergarten Learners||3|
|or ECED 502||Foundations of Language and Literacy for Diverse Prekindergarten and Kindergarten Learners|
|ECED 403||Inclusive Curriculum for Young Learners: Planning Instruction and Guidance||3|
|or ECED 503||Inclusive Curriculum for Young Learners: Planning Instruction and Guidance|
|ECED 404||Engaging Families of Diverse Learners, Birth – Grade 6||3|
|or ECED 504||Engaging Families of Diverse Young Learners|
Students who have completed equivalent graduate or undergraduate coursework prior to enrollment may request that some courses in this certificate be waived. Students who are eligible to waive coursework must complete a minimum of 15 credits to graduate. Students must earn a B- or better in all coursework.
For policies governing all graduate certificates, see AP.6.8 Requirements for Graduate Certificates.
Total credits: 24
This certificate may be pursued on a full-or part-time basis.
|ECED 511||Assessment of Diverse Young Learners||3|
|ECED 512||Language and Literacy Assessment and Instruction for Diverse Primary Grade Learners||3|
|ECED 513||Integrating Social Studies Across the Content Areas for Diverse Young Learners||3|
|ECED 515||Mathematics for Diverse Young Learners||3|
|ECED 516||Science for Diverse Young Learners||3|
|ECED 781||Seminar in Early Childhood Education||3|
|Select one from the following:||6|
|Internship with Diverse Preschool Children|
and Internship in Kindergarten - Third Grade
|Internship in Early Childhood Education Prekindergarten-Third Grade|