Bachelor of Science – Education – Early Childhood Inclusive Field Endorsement (Birth through Grade 3)

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This endorsement qualifies teachers to teach and provide services to infants, toddlers, and children from birth through grade 3, including those with special developmental and/or learning needs as defined in Section 79-1118.08R.S, and to support families and other personnel with responsibilities for their care and education. A student must complete the following program requirements in addition to the Essential Studies and Professional Education Program course requirements.

Professional Education

The following courses are prerequisites to the Professional Year. A student must maintain the required minimum GPA as determined by the Nebraska Department of Education (See Teacher Education Handbook for current GPA) No grade may be below a “C”.

Essential Studies
Professional Education Courses
EDUC 131INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING3
EDUC 224TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES FOR LEARNING3
EDUC 320ECE/ELEM OBSERVATION AND PARTICIPATION1-3
EDUC 329ASSESSMENT FOUNDATIONS2
PSYC 231EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY3
SPED 230INTRODUCTION TO THE EXCEPTIONAL LEARNER3
SPED 334DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION FOR DIVERSE CLASSROOMS3
Early Childhood Inclusive Endorsement Courses50
Professional Year Courses (Two Semesters)
"Block"12
EDUC 490TEACHER INTERNSHIP - STUDENT TEACHING9
EDUC 495EDUCATION CAPSTONE 33
Total Credits92-94
2

May be taken concurrently with Block Professional Semester.

3

 Must be take concurrently with EDUC 490 TEACHER INTERNSHIP - STUDENT TEACHING.

Early Childhood Inclusive Endorsement

The following courses are prerequisites to the Professional Year. A student must maintain the required minimum GPA as determined by the Nebraska Department of Education (See Teacher Education Handbook for current GPA) and no grade below a “C”.

EDUC 231PLAY/ART/MUS FOR EARLY CHILDHO3
EDUC 232SCIENCE, MATH, AND SOCIAL SCIENCE FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD3
EDUC 233LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE ARTS PROGRAM FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD3
EDUC 321TEACHING ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL MATHEMATICS2
FCS 139HUMAN DEVELOPMENT3
FCS 337GUIDANCE TECHNIQUES IN HUMAN RELATIONS3
FCS 338PRENATAL AND INFANT PRACTICUM3
FCS 239PARTNERS IN EDUCATION3
FCS 321ACURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION2
FCS 423PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT3
FCS 448
448L
EARLY CHILDHOOD PRACTICUM
and EARLY CHILDHOOD PRACTICUM LABORATORY
4
SPED 216PRE-REFERRAL CLINICAL EXPERIENCE1
SPED 317MICROTEACH IN ECE/ELEM/MS/SEC SPED2
SPED 331BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION AND MANAGEMENT3
SPED 433PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION, AND MANAGEMENT3
SPED 435ASSESSING INDIVIDUALS WITH MILD/MODERATE DISABILITIES3
SPED 438CONSULTATION/COLLABORATION3
SPED 439LANGUAGE AND LEARNING DISORDERS3
Total Credits50

Professional Year Courses (Two Semesters)

Comprised of the “Block” Professional semester and the Teacher Internship semester. The following courses can be taken only as part of the Professional Year. A student must maintain the required minimum GPA as determined by the Nebraska Department of Education (See Teacher Education Handbook for current GPA) and no Professional Year Course grade may be below a “C”:

Refer to Admission Requirements for the Professional Year.

Semester #1 – Block

EDUC 413EELEM/MS CURR & COUN1
EDUC 414ECLASSROOM MANAGEMENT1
EDUC 415EHUMAN REL/MULTI-CULTURAL1
EDUC 416EELEMENTARY/MS ASSESSMENT1
EDUC 417ETEACH READING DIAGNOSIS1
EDUC 422TEACHING ELEM/MS SCI/HEALTH2
EDUC 423TEACHING PRIMARY READ & WRITIN2
EDUC 424TEACHING INTERM READING & WRIT2
SPED 412ESPECIAL EDUCATION PRACTICES AND STRATEGIES1
Total Credits12

Semester #2 – Teacher Internship

EDUC 490TEACHER INTERNSHIP - STUDENT TEACHING9
EDUC 495EDUCATION CAPSTONE3
Total Credits12

EDUC 490 TEACHER INTERNSHIP - STUDENT TEACHING and EDUC 495 EDUCATION CAPSTONE must be taken concurrently and may be taken only upon successful completion of the Professional Semester #1 Block. A student must maintain the required minimum GPA as determined by the Nebraska Department of Education (See Teacher Education Handbook for current GPA) and no Professional Year Course grade may be below a “C”.

NOTE: The Praxis II: Test #5024, Education of Young Children, must be taken as a requisite for graduation. Test #5017, Elementary Education Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, must also be taken as a requisite for graduation.