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2012 - 2013

BS in Early Childhood Education
(72–80 hours*, including licensure hours)



This major is designed to prepare students to teach in public schools. In order to graduate with this major, students are required to complete Utah State Office of Education licensing requirements. To view these requirements go to http://education.byu.edu/ess/licensing.html or contact Education Student Services, 120 MCKB, (801) 422-3426.

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  1. Complete required GE courses, as well as the following preprofessional courses, prior to or concurrent with completing the entrance process:
      EL ED 340 : Children's Literature. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      EL ED 340 : Children's Literature. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: Elementary education or early childhood education major status.
      DESCRIPTION: Trends and titles in children's and adolescent literature. Reading and critiquing as well as practical uses of children's literature in both school and home.

      Course Outcomes


      SFL 210 : Human Development. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      SFL 210 : Human Development. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Independent Study also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: Growth and development of the child from conception through adolescence; influences of family, peers, and schools.
      NOTE: This course is part of a GE Mosaic. See ge.byu.edu/mosaic-list for more information.

      Course Outcomes


      SFL 221 : Foundations of Developmentally Appropriate Practices in Programs for Young Children. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      SFL 221 : Foundations of Developmentally Appropriate Practices in Programs for Young Children. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: SFL 210
      DESCRIPTION: Historical, philosophical, organizational, and curricular issues related to developmentally appropriate practices in programs for young children.
      NOTE: Due to enrollment constraints, SFL 221 may not be retaken to improve a grade unless approved by the Child and Family Studies Laboratory Steering Committee.

      Course Outcomes


      SFL 240 : Parenting and Child Guidance. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      SFL 240 : Parenting and Child Guidance. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      DESCRIPTION: Theories and skills related to quality parent-child relationships.

      Course Outcomes


      SFL 290 : Critical Inquiry and Research Methods. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      SFL 290 : Critical Inquiry and Research Methods. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: SFL 160 & SFL 210 & STAT 121
      DESCRIPTION: Philosophies of critical inquiry. Principles of designing, conducting, and reporting social science investigations.

      Course Outcomes


      STAT 121 : Principles of Statistics. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      STAT 121 : Principles of Statistics. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Independent Study also; Honors also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      RECOMMENDED: MATH 110 or equivalent.
      DESCRIPTION:  Stemplots, boxplots, histograms, scatterplots; central tendency, variability; confidence intervals and hypothesis testing involving one and two means and proportions; contingency tables, simple linear regression.

      Course Outcomes
               
      : Honors Principles of Statistics.
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      Note: The Global & Cultural Awareness and Letters general education requirements are fulfilled through completion of the Early Childhood Education major.

      Note: It is highly recommended to take SFL 222 prior to admission.

  2. Grades below C- in professional education courses or content courses will not be accepted in the teaching major or teaching minor. Teacher candidates must have a cumulative 2.85 GPA in teaching major and teaching minor courses to qualify for student teaching.
  3. Attend a program orientation meeting (schedule posted in 120 MCKB).
  4. Complete entrance process for the program through the Teacher Education Department (201 MCKB).
  5. Complete the following:
      SFL 222 : Practicum in Developmentally Appropriate Practices. (2:0:12)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      SFL 222 : Practicum in Developmentally Appropriate Practices. (2:0:12)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: SFL 221 (must be taken within 5 years of SFL 222); SFL 240 or concurrent enrollment.
      DESCRIPTION: Initial practicum with young children to increase understanding of socialization and learning processes, to create meaningful learning opportunities, and to implement developmentally appropriate practices.
      NOTE: Due to enrollment constraints, SFL 222 may not be retaken to improve a grade unless approved by the Child and Family Studies Laboratory Steering Committee.

      Course Outcomes


      SFL 351 : Socialization Across Childhood. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      SFL 351 : Socialization Across Childhood. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: SFL 290
      DESCRIPTION: Processes and sequences of social development across childhood.

      Course Outcomes


      SFL 355 : Language Development. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      SFL 355 : Language Development. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: SFL 290
      DESCRIPTION: Philosophical, social, intellectual, and emotional contexts of language acquisition and usage.

      Course Outcomes



      Note: SFL 222 must be taken before ECE 323. SFL 355 must be taken before ECE 353.
  6. Complete one course from the following:
  7. Complete the following professional courses:
      CPSE 300 : Exceptional Students: Principles of Collaboration. (2:1:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      CPSE 300 : Exceptional Students: Principles of Collaboration. (2:1:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: FBI fingerprint background clearance.
      DESCRIPTION: Basic principles and legislative issues in effectively communicating and collaborating with professionals, parents, and other service providers to meet needs of individuals with disabilities in inclusive educational environments. Lab.

      Course Outcomes


      ECE 323 : Integrated Curriculum in Programs for Young Children. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      ECE 323 : Integrated Curriculum in Programs for Young Children. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Contact Department.
      PREREQUISITE: SFL 221 & SFL 222; Admittance to either ECE or El Ed licensing programs. Dual majors, please see advisor.
      DESCRIPTION: Implementing integrated learning experiences in dance, music, drama, and visual art for the very young, including importance of home, family, and environments on child's aesthetic growth.

      Course Outcomes


      ECE 353 : Emergent Literacy. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      ECE 353 : Emergent Literacy. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Contact Department.
      PREREQUISITE: SFL 355 or equivalent.
      DESCRIPTION: Issues, themes, and practices of literacy instruction for young children (P-3).

      Course Outcomes


      EL ED 203 : Foundations of Multicultural Education. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      EL ED 203 : Foundations of Multicultural Education. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: Major status.
      DESCRIPTION: Cultural identities in family life, physical attributes, culture, and language. Recognizing prejudice in individuals and institutions. Culturally and linguistically relevant pedagogical frameworks.

      Course Outcomes


      IP&T 287 : Instructional Technology for Early Childhood Education. (2:2:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      IP&T 287 : Instructional Technology for Early Childhood Education. (2:2:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      DESCRIPTION: Using instructional design, visual design, and differentiated staffing principles, along with multimedia authoring systems, telecommunication, and other computer-based tools in the development of educational applications for early childhood, elementary, and special education settings.

      Course Outcomes


      MTHED 305 : Basic Concepts of Mathematics. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      MTHED 305 : Basic Concepts of Mathematics. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: Math 110 or equivalent; permission from Teacher Education Department.
      DESCRIPTION: Concept-oriented exploration of number, measurement, and informal geometry in relation to children's learning.
      NOTE: Required of prospective elementary school teachers.

      Course Outcomes


      MUSIC 378 : Music for the Elementary Classroom Teacher. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      MUSIC 378 : Music for the Elementary Classroom Teacher. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: Establishing a classroom environment for musical development; emphasis on appropriate songs, activities, resources, and teaching strategies.

      Course Outcomes


  8. Complete one course from the following:
      DANCE 326 : Rhythm and Dance. (2:1:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      DANCE 326 : Rhythm and Dance. (2:1:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      DESCRIPTION: Methodology course for elementary education majors; creative dance and structured rhythmic dance forms.

      Course Outcomes


      TMA 352 : Drama in the Elementary Classroom. (2:4:Arr)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      TMA 352 : Drama in the Elementary Classroom. (2:4:Arr)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Independent Study also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: Theatre education major status: TMA 101 or 102; TMA 276. Or early childhood education or elementary education major status. Or instructor's consent.
      DESCRIPTION: Varied teaching methodologies for application of drama within the pre-K--6 classroom. Dual emphasis on Utah state elementary drama standards as well as integration with core curricula.

      Course Outcomes


      VAEDU 326 : Art for Elementary Teachers. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      VAEDU 326 : Art for Elementary Teachers. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: Preservice preparation designed to help elementary classroom teachers understand the visual arts and develop skills necessary for implementing a discipline-based approach for art education.

      Course Outcomes


  9. Complete the following professional sequence cohort courses:
      ECE 324 : Planning and Management. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      ECE 324 : Planning and Management. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: Admittance to ECE program.
      DESCRIPTION: Learning principles, lesson planning, classroom atmosphere, classroom management, professional attitudes and practices.

      Course Outcomes


      ECE 325 : Early Childhood Practicum. (2:0:12)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      ECE 325 : Early Childhood Practicum. (2:0:12)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: Admittance to ECE program; FBI fingerprint background clearance.
      DESCRIPTION: Practicum experience in the primary grades. Field experience designed to give students opportunities to interact with primary children (grades 1-3) and apply skills and knowledge acquired in the ECE cohort classes.

      Course Outcomes


      ECE 327 : Assessment and Action Research in Early Childhood Programs. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      ECE 327 : Assessment and Action Research in Early Childhood Programs. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Contact Department.
      PREREQUISITE: Admittance to ECE program.
      DESCRIPTION: Formal and informal assessment strategies and data collection procedures for evaluating children's progress; programs to enhance learning, individualize instruction, and communicate with others.

      Course Outcomes


      ECE 356 : Teaching Reading and Language Arts in the Primary Grades. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      ECE 356 : Teaching Reading and Language Arts in the Primary Grades. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: Admittance to ECE program; at least a C- grade in ECE 353.
      DESCRIPTION: Issues, theories, and practices of literacy instruction for primary grades, including developing literacy through listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

      Course Outcomes


      ECE 361 : Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      ECE 361 : Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: Admittance to ECE program.
      DESCRIPTION: Methods and materials for teaching elementary school mathematics guided by current principles of curriculum, instruction, and assessment in mathematics education.

      Course Outcomes


      ECE 363 : Teaching Science in the Elementary School. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      ECE 363 : Teaching Science in the Elementary School. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: Admittance to ECE program.
      DESCRIPTION: Developing knowledge, skills, and attitudes related to teaching science in the elementary school.

      Course Outcomes


      ECE 365 : Teaching Social Studies for Cultural Understanding. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      ECE 365 : Teaching Social Studies for Cultural Understanding. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: Admittance to ECE program.
      DESCRIPTION: Developing and implementing meaningful integrated learning experiences in the social studies area, taking into account children's home experience and cultural values.

      Course Outcomes


  10. Complete 6 or 12 hours from one of the following:
      Either
        ECE 425 : Grades 1-3 Student Teaching. (6:0:6)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        ECE 425 : Grades 1-3 Student Teaching. (6:0:6)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
        PREREQUISITE: All ECE core and professional sequence courses; concurrent enrollment in ECE 426; prior application; requires a major GPA of 2.85; at least a C- grade in methods courses (ECE 324, 327, 356, 361, 363, 365); FBI fingerprint background clearance.
        DESCRIPTION: Student teaching experience in the primary grades.

        Course Outcomes


          (6 hours)
      Or
        ECE 496R : Academic Internship. (12:0:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        ECE 496R : Academic Internship. (12:0:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
        PREREQUISITE: Three-semester professional sequence and prior application; requires a major GPA of 2.85; at least a C- grade in methods courses (ECE 324, 327, 356, 361, 363, 365); FBI fingerprint background clearance.
        DESCRIPTION: A full-year classroom teaching internship in the public schools.
        NOTE: See Education Student Services for application dates.

        Course Outcomes


          (12 hours)
  11. Complete the following concurrently:
      ECE 422 : Preschool or Kindergarten Student Teaching. (6:0:6.0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      ECE 422 : Preschool or Kindergarten Student Teaching. (6:0:6.0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Contact Department.
      PREREQUISITE: All ECE core and professional sequence courses; concurrent enrollment in ECE 426; prior application; requires a major GPA of 2.85; at least a C- grade in methods courses (ECE 324, 327, 356, 361, 363, 365); FBI fingerprint background clearance.
      DESCRIPTION: Student teaching experience in preschool or kindergarten.

      Course Outcomes


      ECE 426 : Capstone Seminar. (1:1:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer Contact Department
      PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment with student teaching practicum; FBI fingerprint background clearance.
      DESCRIPTION: Gaining insight into significant issues in early childhood education, developing a sense of professional ethics, and becoming personally committed to ongoing professional development.

      Course Outcomes


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