Childhood Education (1-6), B.S.

Degree Type
Bachelor of Science


A. Liberal Education Curriculum Requirements

All students must fulfill the College’s Liberal Education Curriculum requirements as stated in the Liberal Education Curriculum Bulletin. In addition, all Childhood and Exceptional Education majors must complete:

  • An upper division literature course in English to satisfy the “Humanities” requirement

  • Two natural science courses with lab

  • Two mathematics courses, one of which must satisfy the College’s mathematics proficiency requirement

  • Two semesters of the same foreign language (American Sign Language is acceptable)


B. A 32 credit concentration in a liberal arts or science discipline.

Students may transfer a maximum of four of these courses from other institutions. The disciplinary concentrations are described here.


C. 40 credits in required Education courses:

  • ED 3330. Children's Literature
  • ED3700 Child Development for Teachers 
  • ED3820 Foundations of Special Education 
  • ED3900 Foundations of Education 
  • ED4121 Methods & Materials of Teaching Elementary Science Methods 
  • ED4122 Methods & Materials of Teaching Elementary Math Methods 
  • ED4200 Literacy for All Students 
  • ED4220 Language Arts in the Context of Childhood Education 
  • ED5925 Building a Classroom Community for All Learners 
  • ED 5930 Observation, Practicum & Seminar 


D. 12 credits in required field experiences:

  • ED5940* Student Teaching & Seminar

* B or better required