Bachelors of Arts – Pre-K Education

The Pre-K Education degree is a program for students seeking knowledge and expertise in the field of early childhood development and teaching. The curriculum includes instructional strategies, teaching methodologies, assessment techniques, theories of early childhood growth and development, and the impact of family and cultural diversity on early childhood.

Course descriptions may be viewed in the course catalog.

All teacher education students are required to take the same 8 courses in their Freshman year:

1st Semester

Course ID Course Name
EDU 2101 Introduction to Teaching
EDU 2102 Educational Psychology
EDU 2103 How Learning Happens
EDU 2104 Learning Styles

2nd Semester

Course ID Course Name
EDU 2105 Curriculum Design and Supervision
EDU 2106 Accelerated Learning
EDU 2107 Classroom Management
EDU 2108 Lesson Planning

During the Sophomore, Junior, and Senior years teacher education students must take:

  • 8 courses from Group A of their chosen Degree Track
  • 8 courses from Group B of their chosen Degree Track
  • 8 courses from Group C (Electives) of their chosen Degree Track
    Elective: An elective is any course offered by the university, including those in and out of the students major Degree Track.
GROUP A COURSES
Course ID Course Name
EDU 2340 Adaptive Instruction
EDU 2211 Classroom Management in Preschool
EDU 2401 Early Childhood Education Fundamentals
EDU 2221 Ethics and Educational Policy
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EDU 2450 Health, Safety, and Nutrition
EDU 2402 Learning and Cognition in Education
EDU 2319 Literacy, Foundations of Instruction
EDU 2531 Observation and Assessment
EDU 2533 Practicum
EDU 2321 Reading Instruction
EDU 2404 Whole Brain Education
GROUP B COURSES
Course ID Course Name
EDU 2350 Accelerated Learning through Art
EDU 2430 Children with Special Needs
EDU 2502 Children’s Literature
EDU 2342 Classroom Accommodations and Modifications
EDU 2251 Issues in Education
EDU 2320 Math for Early Childhood Teachers
EDU 2403 Perspectives of Early Childhood Education
EDU 2503 Phonics
EDU 2351 Using Art to Enhance Learning
EDU 2352 Using Movement to Teach

 

GROUP C COURSES

Group C Courses are electives. Students can select any course the university offers.