Early Childhood Education Option

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

GENERAL EDUCATION

Courses that are required are in bold type.
Courses that are recommended are in italics.

TOTAL HOURS 43 - 44

Composition 6

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

Mathematics 3

  • MATH 1503 Algebra for Elementary Teachers OR
  • MATH 1513 College Algebra

Computer Applications 2

  • COMSC 1022 Computer Information Access

Natural Sciences 8

  • BIOL 1004 Biological Concepts (required)
  • SCI 1514 Concepts of Physical Science
  • ASTRO 1904 Astronomy
  • GEOL 1934 Physical Geology
  • CHEM 1004 General Chemistry OR higher numbered chemistry course

Humanities Fine Arts 6

  • ART 1223 Art Survey
  • LIT 2413 Intro to Literature
  • MUSIC 1013 Intro to Music I
  • PHILO 1453 Intro to Philosophy
  • COMM 1313 Intro to Public Speaking

U.S. History Government 6

  • POLSC 1103 American Government Politics
  • HIST 1063 U.S. History

Economic International Studies 6

  • HIST 1033 World History
  • GEOG 1103 World Cultural Geography
  • ECONO 2263 Intro to Macroeconomics OR
  • ECONO 2363 Intro to Microeconomics

Behavioral, Social, & Cultural Studies 6 - 7

  • PSYCH 1003 General Psychology
  • SOCIO 1003 Intro to Sociology
  • ___4 World Languages
  • TECH 1223 Technology and Society
  • KINES 1133 Wellness Concepts & Exercise Appl

ADDITIONAL HOURS TO COMPLETE OKLAHOMA 4x12 REQUIREMENT

Mathematics 9

  • Suggested: MATH 1433 Struct Concepts in Arithmetic
  • MATH 1443 Struct Concepts in Math
  • MATH 2133 Geometry for Elem Tchrs

Natural Sciences 4

  • Suggested: GEOL 1934 Physical Geology

Early Childhood Education Option Code No. 703

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 Guid 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 Educationall 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 

Electives to bring total to 125 Hours

 *** 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.


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