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Liberal Studies: Early Childhood/Special Education (BA)

 

Leads to dual teacher certification in Early Childhood Education (pre-K through third grade) and Special Education (birth through age 8) for adult students who enter with 56 semester credit hours or more.

 

I. Unified Theme — Professional Education

51 hrs

EDEC 206 Foundations of Early Childhood Education 3
EDEC 220 Communication and Collaboration in ECED 2
EDEC 245 Health, Nutrition and Safety 3
EDUC 308 Social Studies Methods 2
EDEC 309 Material and Methods for Teaching Math/Science 3
EDEC 315 Inclusive Practices in Early Childhood Education 3
EDEC 317 Integrated Arts in Early Childhood Education 3
EDEC 320 Positive Behavior Support Strategies 2
EDEC 352 Methods of Instruction in Reading 3
EDEC 353 Material for Teaching Reading 3
EDEC 354 Methods for Assessment of Reading 3
EDEC 390 Working with Young Children, Families and Community 3
EDEC 424 Observation and Assessment in ECED 3
EDEC 450 Teaching Internship 3
EDSP 450 Teaching Internship 3
EDUC 130 Professional Skills Development 1
EDUC 321 Techniques for Integrating Educational Technology into the Elementary and Secondary Classroom 3
EDUC 341 Processes and Acquisition of Reading 3
EDUC 499 Senior Internship Seminar 1-2
Note: Courses may overlap between Unified Theme and Cultural, Scientific and Societal studies. Courses may not overlap between General Education requirements and the major requirements.

 

II. Liberal Studies Themes

29 hrs

Cultural Studies 9 hours
EDUC 120 Educational Philosophy and Trends 3
EDUC 301 Issues in Multicultural Education 3
EDUC 418 Education of Exceptional Children and Youth 3
Scientific Studies 8 hours
BIOL elective 4
If student takes BIOL 140 at WAU, the health elective is waived.
MATH elective 4
Societal Studies 9 hours
EDUC 242 Human Learning 3
HIST 125/126 World History 3
PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology 3
Required Cognate 3 hours
HIST 275/276 United States History I or II 3

 

III. General Education Requirements

41 hrs

NOT to be repeated in major.
CHEM/BIOL/PHYS Science elective 4
COMM 105 Introduction to Oral Communication 3
INSY 110/CPTR 105 Introduction to Computers 3
ENGL 101 First-Year Composition 3
ENGL 102 Research and Literature 3
GEOG Geography elective 3
HLSC/NUTR Health elective 2
HMNT Humanities elective 3
INTD 315 Ethics in Modern Society 3
INTD 327 Issues in Religion and Culture 3
LITR Literature elective 3
MATH Mathematics elective 4
PEAC Physical Education activity elective 1
PSYC 105 Introduction to Psychology 3
Upper-division courses must total at least 36 hours.

 

Total

120 hrs

For more information, see the Department of Education (https://wau.edu/education-department/)


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