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Early Childhood Education - B.S.E. Program Requirements

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts; KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity and writing-intensive requirements.

I.     DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE  (1 credit)   
Type     Course    Title    Credits    
US    10097    Destination Kent State: First Year Experience    1   
II.     MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (89 credits)*   
Type     Course    Title    Credits    

CULT
29535    Education in a Democratic Society    3   
ECED    10120    Introduction to Early Childhood Services    2   
20163    Understanding Young Children    3   
30123    Language and Literacy for the Preschool Child    3   

30134    Integrated Expressive Arts and Social Studies in Preschool    3   

30142    Partnerships and Guidance Preschool    3   

30144    Integrated Curriculum for Social Studies
3   

30147    Early Experiences in Mathematics and Science
3   
30164    Preschool Education 
3   

40105    Appropriate Phonics for Kindergarten and Primary Children    3   
40107    Teaching Mathematics: Early Years I    3   
40114    Teaching Science in Early Years   
3   
40123    Critical Inquiry into Integrated Curriculum in Primary Years    3   
40125    Inquiry into Professional Practice    3   
WIC
40126    Developmental Reading and Writing: Early Years**    3   
40127    Developing a Balanced Literacy Program    3   
40128    Integrated Field Experience    3   

40142    Home-School-Community Partnerships in Diverse Contexts    3   
40145    Music and Rhythms in Preprimary Education
3   
40147    Teaching Mathematics: Early Years II    3   
40165    Integrated Application of Preschool Curriculum
3

40192    Internship Preschool    6   
40292    Internship in Kidergarten/Primary
12   
EPSY    29525    Educational Psychology    3

ITEC
19525    Educational Technology
3

SPED    23000    Introduction to Exceptionalities
3

IV.     ADDITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (38 credits)     
Type    Course    Title    Credits    
KAD    BSCI    10001    Human Biology
3   
KAD    COMM    15000    Introduction to Human Communications    3   
KMC    MATH    14001    Basic Mathematics Concepts I    4   
KAD   
14002    Basic Mathematics Concepts II    4   
Choose from the following:    3   
KSS    GEOG    10160    Introduction to Geography (3)   

KSS
DG

17063    World Geography (3)   

KSS
DD

17064    Geography of the United States and Canada (3)   

Kent Core Composition***    6-8   

Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each)
9   
Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two curricular areas)
3   
Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include a laboratory)
3-4   
MINIMUM TOTAL 
128

*All courses within the Major Program Requirements must be earned with a minimum C (2.0) grade.

**A minimum C (2.0) grade must be earned with to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

*** A minimum C (2.0) grade must be earned in both courses.

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