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Early Childhood Education - B.S.E. Program Requirements PDFDownload to print

Attribute Legend: DD Diversity-Domestic; DG Diversity-Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Attribute Course Title Credits Min Grade
  UC 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1 1  
Attribute Course Title Credits Min Grade
  CULT 29535 Education in a Democratic Society 3 C
  ECED 10120 Introduction to Early Childhood Services 2 C
  ECED 20163 Understanding Young Children: Typical and Atypical Pathways 3 C
  ECED 30123 Language and Literacy for the Preschool Child 3 C
  ECED 30134 Integrated Expressive Arts and Social Studies in Preschool 3 C
  ECED 30142 Partnerships and Guidance for Preschool Children 3 C
  ECED 30144 Integrated Curriculum for Social Studies 3 C
  ECED 30147 Early Experiences in Mathematics and Science 3 C
  ECED 30164 Preschool Education 3 C
  ECED 40092 Integrated Field Experiences 3 S
  ECED 40105 Appropriate Phonics for Kindergarten and Primary Children 3 C
  ECED 40107 Teaching Mathematics: Early Years I 3 C
  ECED 40114 Teaching Science in Early Years 3 C
  ECED 40123 Critical Inquiry into Integrated Curriculum in Primary Years 3 C
  ECED 40125 Inquiry into Professional Practice 3 C
WIC ECED 40126 Developmental Reading and Writing: Early Years 3 C
  ECED 40127 Developing a Balanced Literacy Program 3 C
ELR ECED 40142 Home-School-Community Partnerships in Diverse Contexts 3 C
  ECED 40145 Music and Rhythms in Preprimary Education 3 C
  ECED 40147 Teaching Mathematics: Early Years II 3 C
  ECED 40165 Integrated Application of Preschool Curriculum 3 C
ELR ECED 40192 Internship in Preschool (4-6) 4 S
ELR ECED 40292 Internship in Kindergarten/Primary (4-9) 9 S
  EPSY 29525 Educational Psychology 3 C
  ITEC 39525 Educational Technology 3 C
DD SPED 23000 Introduction to Exceptionalities 3 C
Attribute Course Title Credits Min Grade
KAD COMM 15000 Introduction to Human Communications 3  
KMC MATH 14001 Basic Mathematics Concepts I 4 C
KMC MATH 14002 Basic Mathematics Concepts II 4 C
  Choose from the following: 3  
KSS GEOG 10160 Introduction to Geography (3)    
KSS/DG GEOG 17063 World Geography (3)    
KSS/DD GEOG 17064 Geography of the United States and Canada (3)    
  Kent Core Composition 6 C
  Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each) 9  
  Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two curricular areas) 3  
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include a laboratory) 6-7 C
  1. UC 10097 is not required of transfer students with 25 credits (excluding College Credit Plus) or students age 21+ at time of admission.

Licensure Requirement (not required for graduation):
Candidates seeking Ohio licensure are required to pass specific assessments in order to apply for licensure. See Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type. Taking and passing the licensure tests prior to graduation is encouraged but not required.

Students must apply for State of Ohio Licensure (defined by completion of all licensure program requirements) within 12 months of program completion. After 12 months, applicants must meet State approved program/licensure requirements that are in effect at the time of application. This means that students who apply after the 12 month deadline may have to take additional coursework if the content, methods courses, program requirements, or licensure requirements have changed from the catalog in force.