Northern Kentucky University

Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16

Sample 4-Year Plan: Early Childhood Education B.A.

Northern Kentucky University

This is one way a student can complete this program in four years if the student requires no remedial courses.

MAJOR: Early Childhood Education (Birth-Kindergarten)

TRACK/OPTION: Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (IECE) Certification

FIRST YEAR

Earn and maintain overall GPA of 2.75 or higher.

 

Earn a B or better in CMST 101 (B- or below not accepted).

 

Contact advisor about requirements for admission to a teacher education program.

 

Plan to take the CASE I tests for mathematics, reading, and writing.

 

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Gen Ed: Communication; Written; ENG 101 College Writing

3

Gen Ed: Self and Society; Individual and Society

3

EDU 104: Orientation: Education Profession/Program

1

Gen Ed: Scientific and Quantitative Inquiry; Mathematics and Statistics

3

Gen Ed: Scientific and Quantitative Inquiry; Natural Sciences with lab

 

4

Gen Ed: Culture and Creativity

(ENG recommended)

3

Gen Ed: Global Viewpoints

3

Elective

(BIO 126 Human Nutrition recommended)

3

Gen Ed: Culture and Creativity

3

Gen Ed: Communication; Oral;

CMST 101 Public Speaking

3

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

14

TOTAL

15

SECOND YEAR

Earn a B or better in ENG 291 (B- or below not accepted).

 

Earn a C or better in all education (EDU/EDS) courses (C- or below not accepted).

 

Check with advisor about FBI background check for admission practicum.

 

Contact advisor about admission to a teacher education program.

 

Apply to the teacher education program.

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Gen Ed: Communication; Written; ENG 291 Advanced College Writing

3

Gen Ed: Self and Society; Cultural Pluralism;

EDU 316 Racism and Sexism in Educational Institutions recommended

3

Elective

(HEA 135 Safety and First Aid recommended)

1

Gen Ed: Scientific and Quantitative Inquiry

3

EDS 360 Students with Exceptionalities in Schools

3

EDU 303 Admission Field Experience IECE

2

EDU 313 Instructional Technology

2

EDU 300 Human Growth and Development

3

EDU 305 Introduction to Education

2

Gen Ed: Self and Society; Individual and Society;

PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology

3

EDU 301 Interpersonal Interaction and Guidance

3

 

 

TOTAL

14

TOTAL

14

THIRD YEAR

Contact early childhood education program coordinator regarding professional I and professional II placements.

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

EDU 500 Core Principles of Early Childhood Education

3

EDU 551 Preschool Education and Programming

3

EDU 320 Working with Families of Young children

3

EDU 554 Language Development and Emergent Literacy

3

EDS 363 Behavior Management Strategies for Young Children

3

EDU 566 Ongoing Assessment in Early Childhood Education

3

EDU 552 Infant Toddler Education and Programming

3

EDU 567 Math and Science Exploration PreK-3rd

3

EDS 562 Early Childhood Special Education Programs

3

EDS 551 Assistive Technology in the Classroom

3

 

 

EDU 397 IECE Practicum II

3

 

TOTAL

15

TOTAL 18

FOURTH YEAR

Apply for student teaching.

 

Apply to graduate.

 

Complete all coursework prior to student teaching.

 

Register for and pass the appropriate PRAXIS tests.

 

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

EDU 395 IECE Field Experience I

3

EDU 491 Clinical Experience in IECE

12

EDU 550 Current Trends in Early Childhood Education

3

 

 

EDS 570 Working with Families of Students with Disabilities

3

 

 

EDU 565 Early Childhood Assessments for Screening

3

 

 

EDU 568 Administration and Supervision in Early Childhood Education

3

 

 

EDU 569 Kindergarten Education and Programming

3

 

 

TOTAL

18

TOTAL

12

GRAND TOTAL OF CREDITS

120

Notes:

  • Enrollment in EDU 303 requires meeting the teacher education admissions requirements. These requirements are having completed 45 credit hours with a 2.75 cumulative GPA.
  • Recommend enrolling in EDU 395 and EDS 362 same semester. EDS 362 is offered in fall semester only.
  • Junior standing (i.e., min. 60 credit hours) prerequisite requirement for KIN 330.
  • Electives recommended count toward completion of Kentucky’s early childhood director’s credential. Contact early childhood education (birth-kindergarten) program coordinator if interested.

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Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16

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University Accreditation

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About NKU

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University Policies and Procedures

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Cooperative Education Courses (CEP)

Chemistry Courses (CHE)

Chinese Courses (CHI)

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Computer Information Technology Courses (CIT)

Construction Management Courses (CMGT)

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Communication Courses (COM)

Counseling Courses (COU)

Computer Science Courses (CSC)

Career and Technical Education Courses (CTE)

Dance Courses (DAN)

Data Science Courses (DSC)

Economics Courses (ECO)

Education – Special Education Courses (EDS)

Education Courses (EDU)

Engineering Technology Courses (EGT)

Electronic Media and Broadcasting Courses (EMB)

English Courses (ENG)

English Developmental Courses (ENGD)

Entrepreneurship Courses (ENTP)

Environmental Science Courses (ENV)

Finance Courses (FIN)

Financial Literacy Courses (FLC)

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Geography Courses (GEO)

German Courses (GER)

Geology Courses (GLY)

Health Education Courses (HEA)

Health Informatics Courses (HIN)

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Honors Courses (HNR)

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Italian Courses (ITA)

Journalism Courses (JOU)

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Kinesiology Courses (KIN)

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Management Courses (MGT)

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Marketing Courses (MKT)

Military Science Courses (MSC)

Music Courses (MUS)

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Nursing Registered Professional Courses (NRP)

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Public Administration Courses (PAD)

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Philosophy Courses (PHI)

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Psychology Courses (PSY)

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Religious Studies Courses (REL)

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Russian Courses (RUS)

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Sports Business Courses (SPB)

Spanish Courses (SPI)

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Social Work Courses (SWK)

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University Administration

Faculty

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Appendices

Kentucky Residency

Index