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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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