Early Childhood Education Option

GENERAL EDUCATION

Courses that are required are in bold face.

Courses that are recommended are in italics.

TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION HOURS Min. 40

REQUIRED CORE COURSES - 31-35

Written Communication - 6

  • ENGL 1113 English Composition I
  • ENGL 1213 English Composition II

Mathematics - 3

Select one course.

  • MATH 1143 Mathematical Concepts
  • MATH 1153 Mathematical Applications
  • MATH 1513 College Algebra or a higher numbered math course

U. S. History - 3

Select one course.

  • HIST 1043 U.S. History to 1877
  • HIST 1053 U.S. History since 1877

American Government - 3

  • POLSC 1103 American Government & Politics

Science - 7-8

Select one course from Life Science and one course from Physical Science. One Science course must be a lab science.

Life Science - 3-4

  • BIOL 1004 Biological Concepts w/Lab
  • BIOL 1054 Principles of Biology I w/Lab
  • BIOL 1013 Current Issues in Biology

Physical Science - 3-4

  • ASTRO 1904 Astronomy
  • CHEM 1004 General Chemistry w/Lab
  • GEOL 1934 Physical Geology w/Lab
  • SCI 1513 Conc of Phy. Science (may also take w/lab)
  • SCI 1501 Concepts of Phy. Science Lab
  • PHY 1044 Basic Physics I
  • PHY 1063 General Physics or a higher numbered chemistry or physics course

Humanities - 6

  • HUM 1103 Introduction to Humanities

OR

  • HIST 1033 World History

AND one of the following:

  • ART 1223 Art Survey
  • COMM 1263 Introduction to Theatre
  • LIT 2333 Introduction to Film
  • LIT 2413 Introduction to Literature
  • MUSIC 1013 Introduction to Music I
  • MUSIC 1103 Music and Culture
  • PHILO 1453 Introduction to Philosophy

Human, Cultural, & Social Diversity - 3

  • PSYCH 1003 General Psychology

Computer Proficiency - 0-3

Students must demonstrate computer proficiency (high school Computer Science course, SWOSU computer proficiency exam, or COMSC 1023 Computer & Info Access).

GE electives (from at least two different categories) to total 40

  • COMM 1313 Introduction to Public Speaking

Additional Hours To Complete Oklahoma 4x12 Requirement:

Candidates are required to complete a total of 12 hours in each of the four content areas:

_________Communication Arts (ENGL, LIT, COMM, PHILO)

_________Mathematics (MATH) Suggested: MATH 1433, 1443, 2183

_________Science (SCI, BIOL, ASTRO, GEOL, CHEM)

_________Social Sciences (HIST, POLSC, GEOG, SOCIO, ECON, HUM) 

Teacher candidates are expected to work closely with their faculty advisor to select courses that fulfill the 4x12 requirement. These courses may be taken at a community college or university (OSRHE Policy 3.21.4). 

Early Childhood Education Option

Required Courses - 36

  • ECED 4163 Perceptual Dev Infants/Toddlers
  • ECED 4423 Play Methods & Materials
  • ECED 4463 The Expressive Arts
  • ECED 4483 Exploring the Child's World
  • ECED 4533 Guidance for the Preschool Child
  • ECED 4533L Guide for the Preschool Child Lab
  • ECED 4612 Practicum in Early Childhood
  • ECED 4612L Practicum in Early Childhood Lab
  • ELEM 4222 Phonics and Penmanship
  • ELEM 4463 Children’s Literature
  • KINES 3393 Nutrition for Children
  • RDNG 3423 Teaching Reading I
  • RDNG 3432 Teaching Reading II
  • RDNG 4443 Diagnostic Prac in Teaching Reading
  • PSYCH 4533 Language Development

Professional Education Requirements 33

Foreign Language Proficiency (Required)

College level course or 2 years of C or better of the same language in high school

Certificate/Foundations Courses

  • EDUC 2113 Foundations of Education
  • †SPCED 3132 Exceptional Children
  • †EDPSY 3413 Child Psychology

Pre-Professional Semester

  • EDPSY 3653 Educational Psychology
  • ELEM 4613 Educational Tests and Measurements (Elem)
  • ELEM 4833 Principles of Teaching Elementary
  • LIBED 3423 Media & Technology

Professional Semester

  • EDUC 3321 Multicultural/Special Populations
  • EDUC 4021 Contemporary Issues in Education
  • EDUC 4041 Classroom Management
  • ELEM 4665 Student Teaching in the Elem School
  • ELEM 4765 Student Teaching in the Elem School

TOTAL HOURS - 122

†SDE Guidelines and Procedures Handbook for Certification, page 3, and OK Regents for Higher Education Rule 11-2-24 state that courses classified as professional teacher education must be acquired from a four year accredited program. 

REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO GRADUATION

Minimum credit hours for graduation - 125

Minimum credit hours in the liberal arts & sciences - 55

Minimum credit hours in upper-division

(3000/4000 courses) - 40

Minimum credit hours (3000/4000 courses)

in major completed at SWOSU - 8

Minimum credit hours at SWOSU (15 of the last 30) - 30

Minimum Grade Point Average in all coursework - 2.50