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B.S. in Early Childhood Education

Program coordinator

Leslie Sevey
Assistant Professor
Horace Mann 42
(401) 456-8268
(401) 456-9726
lsevey@ric.edu

Course Requirements

Course No. Course Title Credits

Cognates

ECED 290Early Childhood Education and Social Work3
MATH 143Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I4
MATH 144Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II (*)4
PSYC 110Introduction to Psychology (*)4

Professional Courses

ARTE 340Methods and Materials in Art Education2
CEP 315Educational Psychology3
ECED 439Student Teaching in Early Childhood Settings9
ECED 469Best Practices in Early Childhood Settings3
FNED 346Schooling in a Democratic Society4
HED 346Methods and Materials in Health and Physical Education3
OR
PED 346Methods and Materials in Health and Physical Education3
MUSE 241Methods and Materials in Music Education2
SPED 300Introduction to the Characteristics and Education of Children and Youth with Disabilities4
SPED 310Principles and Procedures of Behavior Management for Children and Youth with Disabilities4
SPED 415Early Childhood Developmental Screening and Assessment3

Major

ECED 301Developmental Approaches to Teaching and Learning3
ECED 302Early Childhood Development Birth through Eight3
ECED 303Creating an Early Childhood Learning Community3
ECED 332Families and Communities in a Diverse Society3
ECED 419Early Care and Education for Children, Birth to Three Years3
ECED 420Mathematics, Prekindergarten through Second Grade3
ECED 423Developmental Literacy and Language Arts I4
ECED 425Developmental Literacy and the Language Arts II4
ECED 429Early Childhood Social Studies and Science4
TESL 300Promoting Early Childhood Dual Language Developmentent3
*Counts toward General Education requirements.
**Program adds to 78 credit hours without general education courses.

Total Credit Hours

85**

Choose a concentration below:

Community Programs

Course No. Course Title Credits

Cognates

CEP 315Educational Psychology3
ECED 290Early Childhood Education and Social Work3
MATH 143Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I4
MATH 144Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II (*)4
PSYC 110Introduction to Psychology (*)4

Professional Courses

ARTE 340Methods and Materials in Art Education2
ECED 449Early Childhood Community Program Internship6
FNED 346Schooling in a Democratic Society4
HED 346Methods and Materials in Health and Physical Education3
OR
PED 346Methods and Materials in Health and Physical Education3
MUSE 241Methods and Materials in Music Education2
SPED 300Introduction to the Characteristics and Education of Children and Youth with Disabilities4
SPED 310Principles and Procedures of Behavior Management for Children and Youth with Disabilities4
SPED 415Early Childhood Developmental Screening and Assessment3

Major

ECED 301Developmental Approaches to Teaching and Learning3
ECED 302Early Childhood Development Birth through Eight3
ECED 303Creating an Early Childhood Learning Community3
ECED 332Families and Communities in a Diverse Society3
ECED 419Early Care and Education for Children, Birth to Three Years3
ECED 420Mathematics, Prekindergarten through Second Grade3
ECED 423Developmental Literacy and Language Arts I4
ECED 425Developmental Literacy and the Language Arts II4
ECED 429Early Childhood Social Studies and Science4
TESL 300Promoting Early Childhood Dual Language Developmentent3
*Counts toward General Education requirements.
**Program adds to 71 credit hours without general education courses.

Total Credit Hours

79**

Teaching

Course No. Course Title Credits
ECED 439Student Teaching in Early Childhood Settings9
ECED 469Best Practices in Early Childhood Settings3

Total Credit Hours

13

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Page last updated: September 11, 2014