Early and Middle Childhood Education Specialization

Education (BS)

Education (BS) Early and Middle Childhood Education Specialization This specialization certifies you to teach students from Kindergarten to 6th grade.

What Will I Learn?

You will:

  • use your knowledge of academic disciplines to design, implement, and evaluate curriculum that promotes comprehensive developmental and learning outcomes for every child
  • explore the needs of students in order to enhance the learning environment
  • observe children and engage forms of assessment that are central to the practice of all education professionals
  • develop your teaching style
  • learn classroom management procedures and how to formulate curriculum for the year

Where Can I Teach?

Once you graduate, you will be prepared to teach Kindergarten to 6th grade in the public or private school sector. With an Early and Middle Childhood Education degree, you can also teach overseas! You are prepared to teach in any educational setting from a classroom to a museum to a cruise ship to a school in West Africa.

Did you know...

With one additional year, you are able to complete your Bachelor of Science in Education with Master of Science? This will build on your undergraduate coursework.

Early and Middle Childhood Education Curriculum

Courses Descriptions

  • This course is the first in a series of four courses for the Early and Middle Childhood specialization candidate and provides an introduction to curriculum, instruction, and assessment. The elementary curriculum will be explored through the study and use of curriculum frameworks, standards, and assessment strategies as candidates learn to design effective, differentiated instruction and assessment. Special attention is given to the socio-cultural context of schooling and the impact that has on teaching and learning. Field experience required. Pre or corequisites: EDU 160 and EDU 221. Fall course only.
  • Preservice teachers will consider the learning context as they use practical and authentic resources to evaluate curriculum plans, observe instruction and assessment, and design and implement differentiated instruction and assessment activities. Field experience required. Prerequisite: EMC 201. Spring course only.
  • Applies theories and practices concerning curriculum design, differentiated instruction, and authentic assessment. Integrates problem solving skills into planning and instruction through a social justice framework in the early and middle childhood classroom. Field experience required. Prerequisite: EMC 202. Spring course only.
  • This course will focus on the development of an integrated unit which will be implemented during the student teaching semester. Students will develop and implement the unit demonstrating knowledge of assessment-driven instruction, differentiated instructional practices that address learning needs of diverse students, the ability to plan integrated instruction, and the ability to plan lessons and learning experiences that promote problem-solving skills. Field experience required. Prerequisite: EMC 302. Spring course only.

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