University Bulletin 2017-2018

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Early Childhood Studies (BS)

Early childhood studies

The department offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Education, Early Childhood Studies to prepare individuals to work with young children (birth through age 8) as teachers, directors and other professionals in child care, Head Start, Early Head Start, other infant and toddler programs, private preschools, Early Intervention programs or other programs where teacher certification is not required.

Program Requirements   Credit Hours
General Education   60
Professional Studies   30
EDM 310, CIS 150 or CIS 250 3 hrs  
EPY 251 or PSY 250 3 hrs  
PSY 350 3 hrs  
EDU 400 3 hrs  
EEC 300 3 hrs  
EEC 346 3 hrs  
RED 334 3 hrs  
EEC 496 3-9 hrs  
Early Childhood Core   30 (min)
AED 301 3 hrs  
MUE 301 3 hrs  
PE 166 3 hrs  
RED 348 3 hrs  
HS 262 or 361 3 hrs  
DRA 261 OR MUE 336
EDF 315
Approved electives/tracts
3 hrs
3 hrs
 

Criteria for admission to candidacy

Early Childhood Studies majors are required to meet the College of Education and Professional Studies criteria for admission to candidacy.

4-Year Progression Early Childhood Education (NTC)

First Year Credit Hours
Fall Semester   15
*EH 101 English Comp I (I) 3 hrs  
Fine Art (II) 3 hrs  
History (IV) 3 hrs  
MA 110 or higher (III) 3 hrs  
Social Science Elective (IV) 3 hrs  
Spring Semester   16
*CA 110 Public Speaking (II) 3 hrs  
*EH 102 English Comp II PR(I) 3 hrs  
History/Social Science Elective (IV) 3 hrs  
PE 100  Concepts of Health & Fitness (V) 3 hrs  
Science + Lab (III) 4 hrs  
Second Year Credit Hours
Fall Semester   16
BLY 101 + Lab Life Science I (III) 4 hrs  
Elective/Minor 3 hrs  
Elective/Minor 3 hrs  
Literature PR (II) 3 hrs  
PE 166 Movement & Rhythms 3 hrs  
Spring Semester   15
*CIS 150, CIS 250 or EDM 310 3 hrs  
DRA 261 or MUE 336 3 hrs  
Elective/Minor 3 hrs  
Literature PR/Fine Art Elective (II) 3 hrs  
PSY 120 General Psychology 3 hrs  
Third Year Credit Hours
Fall Semester   13
*EPY 351/PSY 250 Growth & Development 3 hrs  
Elective (EDU 330 Recommended) 3 hrs  
HS 262 or 361 Personal or School & Com Hlth 3 hrs  
MUE 301 Music for Elem Teachers (fall only) 3 hrs  
PE 101-157 PE Activity Course (V) 1 hr  
Apply for Candidacy    
Spring Semester   15
EDU 400 Ed for Exceptional Children & Youth 3 hrs  
EEC 300 Creating Env for Learning Thr Play (spring only) 3 hrs  
Elective (MUE 236 Recommended) 3 hrs  
PSY 350 Child & Adolescent Development PR 3 hrs  
RED 348 Lang Dev in EC (W) (spring only) 3 hrs  
Summer Semester   3
AED 301 Art for Young Children 3 hrs  
Fourth Year Credit Hours
Fall Semester   15
EEC 346 Early Childhood Prog  (W) (fall only) 3 hrs  
EDF 315 3 hrs  
Elective/Minor 3 hrs  
Elective/Minor 3 hrs  
RED 334 Lit for Young Child (W) (fall only) 3 hrs  
Apply for Graduation    
Spring Semester   12
EDU 496 Internship 9 hrs  
Elective 3 hrs  
Key
PR=Prerequisite course required
*= Prerequisite for Candidacy
Courses in BOLD indicate Candidacy required
(I)-(V) = General Education Area
(W) = Courses that satisfy USA writing requirement
(NTC) = Non-Teacher Certification
Department of Leadership and Teacher Education
(251) 380-2175
Chair  Dr. Susan Santoli
Professors Baxter, Giles, Green, Kent, Santoli, Tunks
Associate Professors Bailey, Campbell, Martin, Maulding-Green
Assistant Professors Allison, Brannan, Delmas, Gaillard, Johnson, Morton, Parrish, Reeves
Emeritus Professors Cronis, Culp
Senior Instructor Byrd, Simpson
Instructors Holland, Szatkowski

Department of Leadership and Teacher Education web site 
http://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/ceps/lte/

Undergraduate

The Department offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Education leading to Alabama Class B certification in the following areas: Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Secondary Education, and Special Education. The department offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a major in Early Childhood Studies and Educational Studies.

Graduate

The department offers the M.Ed. degree leading to Alabama Class A Certification in the following areas: Art Education, Instructional Leadership, Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, English for Speakers of Other Languages, Secondary Education, and Special Education. The department also offers the Instructional Specialist degree (Ed.S.) leading to Alabama Class AA Certification in the following areas: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Instructional Leadership, Reading Specialist, Secondary Education, Special Education and Teacher Leader. The department offers the Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership.