BA Early Childhood Education Course of Study

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Course Course of Study/Assessments Competency Units
EMC1 Professional Practice in Early Childhood Education Integration 3
BBC1 Communications Foundations 2
LAE1 Language and Communication: Essay 2
BCC1 Health, Fitness and Wellness 4
IWC1 Literature, Arts and the Humanities 2
IWT1 Literature, Arts and the Humanities: Analysis and Interpretation 2
EMT1 Professional Practice in Early Childhood Education Application 2
QBT1 Language and Communication: Research 3
LUT1 Language and Communication: Presentation 2
AGC1 Foundations of College Mathematics 3
LCC1 Survey of Literature 3
LCT1 Survey of Literature: Analysis and Interpretation 3
QLC1 Quantitative Literacy: College Algebra, Measurement and Geometry 3
QMC1 Quantitative Literacy: Statistics, Probability, and Problem Solving 3
QLT1 Quantitative Literacy: Quantitative Problem Solving and Applications 3
CNC1 U.S. Government and Constitution 3
EEC1 Promoting Development and Learning in Early Childhood Education 2
EET1 Promoting Development and Learning in Early Childhood Application 3
SST1 General Education Social Sciences: Analysis and Applications 2
SSC1 General Education Social Sciences 1
EKC1 Observation and Assessment Integration 3
HJT1 Observation and Assessment Application 2
CLC1 Reasoning and Problem Solving 3
GKE1 Themes in U.S. and World History 1
GKT1 Applications in U.S. and World History 1
INC1 Integrated Natural Sciences 4
INT1 Integrated Natural Sciences Applications 4
AHC1 Contexts of Learning Integration 4
AHT1 Contexts of Learning Application 4
EIT4 Instructional Planning & Strategies 3
ETT4 Instructional Presentation and Follow-Up 6
EIO4 Instructional Planning, Strategies & Presentation Integration 3
AUC1 Teaching and Learning: Literacy Integration 4
AUT1 Teaching and Learning: Literacy Application 3
AVC1 Teaching and Learning: Early Childhood Math and Science Integration 2
AVT1 Teaching and Learning: Early Childhood Math and Science Application 2
AXC1 Teaching and Learning: ECE: The Arts, Movement, Health, and Social Science Integration 2
AXT1 Teaching and Learning: ECE: The Arts, Movement, Health, and Social Science Application 2
AIA1 Preclinical Experiences 3
FVA1 Supervised Teaching Practicum, Obs 1 & 2 3
FVA3 Supervised Teaching Practicum, Obs 3 & Midterm 3
FVA5 Supervised Teaching Practicum, Obs 4 & 5 3
FVA7 Supervised Teaching Practicum, Obs 6 & Final 3
FVT1 Cohort Seminar 3

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