BS - Early Childhood Education Birth-Kindergarten - Montessori Concentration

  • Bagwell College of Education
    Education Student Services Department


    Birth through Kindergarten Education (Montessori Concentration), BS

    Program Information:
    The Birth through Kinder Montessori Teacher Education Program prepares candidates to become Early Childhood Professionals who can work effectively with Infants and Toddlers and with Children from three to five years of age in various settings. Candidates become competent to respond to the needs of the whole child. Candidates learn to be successful in serving children from diverse cultures, who may or may not have special needs, and who are fluent in English or are English Language Learners. Candidates learn to respond to each child’s individual needs with developmentally appropriate instruction with Montessori materials within the Montessori Prepared Learning Environment that they have so carefully prepared for them.

    This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on the Birth through Kindergarten Education (Montessori Concentration) degree requirements and course prerequisites in the Fall 2017 Undergraduate Catalog. (If course prerequisites change, you must meet the prerequisites in effect when you take the course, so always check the current Catalog for course prerequisites.) 

    Milestones:

    1. All lower division requirements and major classes must earn a grade of "C" or better in coursework.
    2. Not all courses are offered every semester.
    3. See KSU online Catalog or departmental website for pre-requisite or course descriptions.

    This is a gated program. See http://bagwell.kennesaw.edu/bcoe/admission-teacher-education for more information.

    Contact Information:
    (470) 578-6105
    http://bagwell.kennesaw.edu/prospective-students/

     

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • MATH 1101 or MATH 1111
    3
  • First-Year Seminar or an academic Learning Community Required if first-year full-time student entering KSU with fewer than 15 semester hours.  
    3
  • 3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Students should begin taking MATH 1st semester.
  2. Students enrolled in a Learning Community without KSU Seminar may select additional 3-hour course.

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
Total: 15
Year 1 (Hours: 30)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • ENGL 2110 or ENGL 2111 or ENGL 2112 or ENGL 2120
    3
  • HIST 1100 or HIST 1111 or HIST 1112
    3
  • 3
Total: 18

Milestones

  1. Apply to Teacher Education program for next semester.
  2. Pass GACE Program Adm. Assessment if not exempt.
  3. Complete GA Educator Ethics Entry.
  4. Attend ECE Orientation
  5. Achieve a minimum, adjusted or cumulative GPA of 2.75 for all coursework completed at Kennesaw State University.  However, only candidates who have earned a KSU adjusted or cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher will be guaranteed admission when all other admission requirements have been met.  Students with a 2.75-2.99 GPA will be admitted on a case-by-case basis.

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • HIST 2111 or HIST 2112
    3
  • TPS 1107 or MUSI 1107 or ART 1107 or DANC 1107
    3
Total: 18

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Submit Pre-Service Certification Application as soon as admitted to teacher education.
  2. Verify enrollment through GaPSC.

Year 2 (Hours: 36)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 5
Total: 14

Notes/Milestones

  1. ECE 3410, ECE 3415, ECE 3420 and ITEC 3100 - Montessori Block 1 (Fall Only).

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 2
  • 3
  • 3
  • 5
Total: 13

Notes/Milestones:

  1.  ECE 3435 and ECE 3445 - Montessori Block 2 (Spring Only).

Year 3 (Hours: 27)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 2
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 6
Total: 17

Notes/Milestones:

  1. ECE 4305, ECE 4310, ECE 4315, and ECE 4320 - Montessori Block (Fall Only).

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 6
  • 1
Total: 16

Notes/Milestones:

  1. ECE 4335, ECE 4336, ECE 4345, and ECE 4355 - Montessori Block (Spring Only)

Year 4 (Hours: 33)


Program Total: 126 Hours

Milestones: All courses indicated as a Milestone with this icon ( ) should be completed in the term suggest to prevent delays in program completion.

Disclaimer: An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the KSU undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Some departments allow students to use the three credit first-year seminar course as a free elective for a degree program, which may impact the program's total credit hours. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. Enrolled Students should reference DegreeWorks and not this plan.

This map is not a substitute for academic advisement—contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.kennesaw.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information.

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


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