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

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 of the Nebr. Dept. of Education Title 92, Rule 24 Code, 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 their Essential Studies and Professional Education Program course requirements.

Professional Education

The following courses are prerequisites to the Professional (Senior/Capstone) Year. A student must maintain the required minimum GPA as determined by the Nebraska Department of Education (See Teacher Education Handbook for current GPA) with no course grade below a “C”: Refer to Application to Professional Year Requirements.

Essential Studies
Professional Education Courses
EDUC 131INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING3
EDUC 201ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE LEVEL EDUCATION QUALIFYING SEMINAR0
EDUC 224TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES FOR LEARNING3
EDUC 300 OBSERVATION AND PARTICIPATION1-3
EDUC 325LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND LITERACY3
EDUC 329ASSESSMENT FOUNDATIONS2
PSYC 231EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY3
SPED 230INTRODUCTION TO THE EXCEPTIONAL LEARNER3
SPED 334DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION FOR DIVERSE CLASSROOMS3
Total Credits21-23

Early Childhood Inclusive Endorsement

The following courses are prerequisites to the Professional (Senior/Capstone) 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 receive no course grade below a “C”: Refer to Application to Professional Year Requirements.

EDUC 231PLAY/ART/MUSIC FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD3
EDUC 232SCIENCE, MATH, AND SOCIAL SCIENCE FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD3
EDUC 233LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE ARTS PROGRAM FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD3
EDUC 321TEACHING ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL MATHEMATICS3
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 1
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 Credits51

Professional Year (Two Semesters) 

The Professional Year (Senior/Capstone year) is comprised of two Teacher Internship Semesters; one academic year.  The following courses are 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 Application to Professional Year Requirements.

This program requires a year-long internship experience within a school setting.  Course work is delivered concurrently either online or "at-a-distance" via Zoom conferencing technology after the completion of the work day.                                                                                                         

Semester #1 - School-based Internship- Fall Semester

EDUC 415EHUMAN REL/MULTI-CULTURAL (Taken summer prior to internship year)1
EDUC 423TEACHING PRIMARY READING AND WRITING (Taken summer prior to internship year)3
EDUC 413EELEM/MS CURRICULUM & COUNSELING1
EDUC 414ECLASSROOM MANAGEMENT1
EDUC 416EELEMENTARY/MS ASSESSMENT1
EDUC 417ETEACH READING DIAGNOSIS1
EDUC 422TEACHING ELEMENTARY/MS SCIENCE/HEALTH3
SPED 412ESPECIAL EDUCATION PRACTICES AND STRATEGIES1
EDUC 480AFIELD EXPERIENCE1-8
Total Credits13-20

Semester #2 - School-based Internship- Spring Semester

EDUC 424TEACHING INTERMEDIATE READING AND WRITING3
EDUC 490TEACHER INTERNSHIP - STUDENT TEACHING5-9
EDUC 495EDUCATION CAPSTONE3
Total Credits11-15


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 #2. 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 Application to Professional Year Requirements.

NOTE: The Praxis II: content test, as required by Nebraska Department of Education must be taken as a requisite for graduation.