Bachelor of Science in Education Degree with a Major in Early Childhood Unified (ECU) Birth through Third Grade

The Bachelor of Science in Education, Early Childhood Unified Birth through Third Grade, is an inter-disciplinary undergraduate major offered by the Departments of Teaching and Leadership and Family and Consumer Sciences. The ECU program prepares participants for working/teaching in infant-toddler programs, preschool programs, and primary grades in public schools.  It leads to eligibility for teaching licensure from the Kansas State Department of Education for both general and special education through grade three.  Candidates in this program must meet all requirements of Teacher Education programs.

Majors in the Early Childhood Unified (ECU) Birth through Third Grade devote the greater portion of their work during the first two years of coursework in general education and early childhood coursework/field experiences.  The work of the last two years consists of continued academic coursework with greater focus upon special education, early childhood education, and primary grade education and experiences in public school settings.  The candidate’s professional education program culminates in the senior year, usually the last semester, with the professional semester, a 17-credit hour block which includes off-campus student teaching in a primary level classroom.

 

General Education Components

COMM 207, ENGL 101, ENGL 190 OR ENGL 299, MATH 204, BIOL 113 OR BIOL 111 and BIOL 112, PHYS 171 and PHYS 172 OR CHEM 105 and CHEM 106, SOC 100, POLS 101, GEOG 106 OR GEOG 300, PSYCH 155, FCS 203 OR FCS 301 OR HHP 150 OR NURS 303, HIST 101 OR HIST 102 OR HIST 201 OR HIST 202 are general education content core curriculum of 33-36 hours.  A 2.80 GPA in this content core is required for admission to Teacher Education.

 
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