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Bachelor of Science in Education - Early Childhood - Columbus State University


Bachelor of Science in Education - Early Childhood

For general degree requirements, see the College of Education and the General Degree Requirements pages.

The Early Childhood Education program is currently being revised to comply with changes implemented by the Board of Regents. Students should see an advisor in the Office of College of Education and Health Professions Services and Field Experiences (Jordan Hall, Room 107) to obtain the most current program information.

Area A Essential Skills Required Hours: 9
ENGL 1101 (with a grade of "C" or better)
ENGL 1102 (with a grade of "C" or better)
Select one of the following courses:

MATH 1001
MATH 1101
MATH 1111
MATH 1113
MATH 1125
MATH 1131

Area B Institutional Options Required Hours: 4-5
COMM 1110
Select two of the following courses:

ITDS 1125
ITDS 1779
ITDS 2726
ITDS 2727
ITDS 2735
ITDS 2746
ITDS 2748
ITDS 2749
ITDS 2755

Select one of the following courses:

EURO 2105
LEAD 1705
LIBR 1105
POLS 2401
HIST 1111
HIST 1112

Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001, or 2002
Any Area C-E course with a study abroad component.

Note: the extra hour may be used as an elective.

Area C Humanities/Fine Arts/Ethics Required Hours: 6
Select one of the following humanities courses:

ENGL 2111
ENGL 2112
ITDS 1145*
ITDS 1155
ITDS 2125
PHIL 2010

Select one of the following fine arts courses:

ARTH 1100
ITDS 1145*
MUSC 1100
THEA 1100

*ITDS 1145, though listed under both humanities and fine arts, may be taken only once.

Area D Science/Math/Technology Required Hours: 10-11
Select one science course with a lab; the other course may be lab or non-lab:

ANTH 1145 (no lab)
ASTR 1105/1305 (lab optional)
ASTR 1106/1305
BIOL 1215K (lab included)
BIOL 1125 (no lab)
BIOL 1225K (lab included)
CHEM 1151/1151L
CHEM 1152/1152L
CHEM 1211/1211L
CHEM 1212/1212L
ENVS 1105/1105L (lab optional)
ENVS 1205K
GEOL 1110 (no lab)
GEOL 1112/1112L
GEOL 1121 (lab included)
GEOL 1122/1322
GEOL 2225 (lab included)
PHYS 1111/1311
PHYS 1112/1312
PHYS 1125/1325 (lab optional)
PHYS 2211/2311
PHYS 2212/2312

Select one of the following courses or a science course from above:

CPSC 1105
CPSC 1301/1301L
GEOG 2215
MATH 1113
MATH 1125
MATH 1131
MATH 1132
MATH 1165
MATH 2125
PHIL 2500
STAT 1127

Area E Social Sciences Required Hours: 12
Select one course from the following two courses:
HIST 2111
HIST 2112
Take the following course:
POLS 1101
Select one behavioral science course from the following courses:

ECON 2105
ECON 2106
PHIL 2030
PSYC 1101
SOCI 1101

Select one world cultures course from the following courses:

ANTH 1105
ANTH 1107
ANTH 2105
ANTH 2136
ENGL 2136
GEOG 1101
HIST 1111
HIST 1112
ITDS 1146
ITDS 1156

Wellness Requirement Required Hours: 3
PHED 1205
Select any one PEDS course.

Area F Courses Related to Major Required Hours: 18
("C" or better required in each course)

EDUC 2110 Investigating Issues in Education
EDUC 2120 Exploring Socio-Cultural Contexts
on Diversity in Educational Settings
EDUC 2130 Exploring Learning and Teaching
ISCI 2001 Life and Earth Science
ISCI 2002 Physical Science
MATH 2008 Foundations of Numbers and Operations

Area G Program Requirements Required Hours: 66
("C" or better required in each course and may only attempt each course two times.)
EDEC 2000 Induction into ECE
EDRG 2156 Literature for Young Children
SPED 2256 Introduction to the Exceptional Learner in General Education

Block 1:

EDEC 3255 Creative Act for Young Child
EDEC 4105 Technology for the 21st Century
EDEC 4155 Cognitive/Lang Dev in Early Child
EDRG 3215 Basic Preparation for Teaching Reading
MAED 5131 Understanding Algebra & Proportionality
PHED 3218 Developing Movement Skills in Early Childhood

Block 2:

EDEC 3155 Assessment in Early Childhood
EDEC 3256 Curriculum & Org in ECE
EDEC 4217 Teaching Language Arts in Early Childhood Education
EDRG 4218 Reading in the Content Areas: Concentration in Social Studies
MAED 5133 Geometry & Measurement

Block 3:
EDEC 4235 Science in Early Child
EDEC 4247 Math Methods, Diagnostics and Prescriptive Instruction
EDRG 4219 Diag/Perspective Reading Instruct
MAED 5132 Data Analysis & probability

Student Teaching Experience:
EDCI 4485 Student Teaching
EDUF 4115 Classroom Management

Total Hours Required: 129

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