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Education / Liberal Studies Program

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies

Professional Studies Program

Early Childhood Care and Education | Birth – Age 8 | Non-Certification

I. Unified Theme — Professional Education

49 hrs

EDEC 206 Foundations of Early Childhood Education 3
EDEC 220 Collaboration and Communication in Early Childhood 2
EDEC 245 Early Childhood Health, Nutrition and Safety 3
EDEC 302 Administration of Early Childhood Programs 2
EDUC 305 Promoting Literacy and Language in Young Children 2
EDEC 309 Material and Methods for Teaching Math/Science 3
EDEC 310 Teaching Experiences 5
EDEC 311 Programming and Planning for Primary Aged Children 3
EDEC 312 Programming and Planning for Preschoolers 3
EDEC 313 Programming and Planning for Infants and Toddlers 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 in Early Childhood 2
EDEC 390 Working with Young Children, Families and Community 3
EDEC 424 Observation/Assessment in Early Childhood Education 3
EDUC 130 Professional Skills Development 1
EDUC 321 Techniques for Integrating Educational Technology in the Elementary and Secondary Classroom 3
Note: Courses may overlap between Unified Theme and Cultural, Scientific and Societal studies. Courses between General Education requirements and the major requirements may not overlap.

II. Liberal Studies Themes

33 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 12 hours
MATH Mathematics elective 4
HLSC Mathematics elective* 4
BIOL Biology elective 4
*If student takes BIOL 140 at WAU, Health elective is waived.
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

38 hrs

NOT to be repeated in major.
ENGL 101 First-Year Composition 3
ENGL 102 Research and Literature 3
COMM 105 Introduction to Oral Communication 3
INSY 110/CPTR 105 Introduction to Computers 3
INTD 315 Ethics in Modern Society 3
LITR Literature elective 3
PSYC 105 Introduction to Psychology 3
GEOG Geography elective 3
PEAC Physical Education activity elective 1
HLSC/NUTR Health elective 2
HMNT Humanities elective 3
Electives 5
Upper-division courses must total at least 36 hours.

Total

120 hrs

 

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