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Licensure for Early Childhood (ECE) (Pre K-Gr. 5)

The Early Childhood Education (ECE) field-based licensure program prepares undergraduates and post baccalaureate Pre-K – 3 candidates with the knowledge, skills and dispositions required to successfully meet the educational needs of young children. The program is designed to meet the National Association for the Education for Young Children (NAEYC) initial accreditation standards, NCATE standards and requirements for the EC licensure in the State of Ohio. The State of Ohio expects EC candidates to pass Praxis II Education of Young Children with a score of 166 or better. They must also pass the Principles of Learning and Teaching Test for grades Pre-K – 3 with a qualifying score of 166 or better.

Throughout their preparation program, the teacher candidates relate their developing practice to the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession. The Ohio standards cluster in three categories: teaching and learning, conditions for teaching and learning and professional work.

General Content Requirement:
Natural Sciences (2)
Biological Science: one course with lab
Physical Science: one course with lab
Courses in the following areas or their equivalents are
BI 200/201 Environmental Science and Lab
BI 105/106 Introduction to Biological Science and Lab
CH 220/221 Earth Science and Lab

Social and Behavioral (4)
GO 200 World Geography
HI 110 Western Cultures from 1500
HI 200 Themes in American History
PY 201 General Psychology

Mathematics (2)
MA 130 Elementary Number Theory
MA 131 Geometry, Probability and Statistics from an Elementary Point of View

Fine Arts (1)
AR 221 Basic Design
AR 280 Art Appreciation: A Studio Approach

Professional Education Core (11 courses)
ED 202 Introduction to Education
ED 203 Field Experience for Introduction to Education
ED 204 Educational Psychology
ED 205 Psychology of Students with Special Needs
ED 206 Field Experience for ED 205
ED 301 Integrating Technology Across the Curriculum
ED 341 Curriculum Principles Pre-K – 12
ED 342 Integrated Teaching Methods Pre-K – 12
ED 343 Field Experience for ED 342
ED 358 Classroom Management
ED 475 Issues in Education

Early Childhood Education Core (8 courses)
ED 221 Role of Phonics in Reading
ED 265 Foundations of Early and Middle Childhood Education
ED 332 Reading Across the Curriculum in
Early Childhood Education and Middle Childhood Education
ED 355 Assessment and Correction of Reading Disabilities
ED 376 Developmental Reading
ED 379 Music, Creative Arts and Physical Movement in Early Childhood Education
ED 380 Reading Field Experience for
Early Childhood Education, Middle Childhood Education and Mild Moderate Intervention Specialist
ED 413 Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education

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