BS - Early Childhood Education Birth to Kindergarten - Non-certification 24

  • Current research indicates that early childhood programs with well-prepared, highly qualified teachers have long-term positive benefits for children and the community. Based on this research and Georgia’s approved certification in Birth through Kindergarten (B-K) Education, the Kennesaw State University Bagwell College of Education B-K Early Education Undergraduate Program has been developed to assist individuals who have a desire to instruct and work with infants, toddlers, preschool and kindergarten children.

    Graduates of the program will be prepared to provide instruction to very young children. Graduates will also be familiar with global perspectives on early learning and teaching. The B-K Undergraduate Degree Program addresses the needs of the whole child based on national and state standards. Teacher candidates in the program may be placed in diverse field settings that will focus on (1) developmentally appropriate best practices, (2) current research on the development of infant, toddler and young children, (3) families and communities in a global setting, (4) English Language Learners, and (5) children with special learning needs.

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1101 English Composition I
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Mathematics & Quantitative Skills
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Technology, Mathematics, and Science II (1 of 2)
      4
    • General Education Core Curriculum Institutional Priorities II
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Social Sciences
      3
    Total: 16

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1102 English Composition II
      3
    • POLS 1101 American Government
      3
    • ECON 1000 Contemporary Economic Issues
      2
    • General Education Core Curriculum Technology, Mathematics, and Science I
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Technology, Mathematics, and Science II (2 of 2)
      3
    Total: 14
Year 1 (Hours: 30)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • EDUC 2110 Critical & Contemporary Issues
      3
    • ECE 2250 Child Devel. & Early Learning
      3
    • ECE 2540 Health, Wellness & Young Child
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Arts and Humanities
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Art and Humanities
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Social Studies
      3
    Total: 18

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • EDUC 2120 Explore Socio-Cultural Perspec
      3
    • EDUC 2130 Exploring Teaching & Learning
      3
    • ECE 2590 Families Communities & Schools
      3
    • ECE 2205 Org & Adm of ECE Programs
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Political Science & US History
      3
    Total: 15
Year 2 (Hours: 33)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ITEC 3100 Tech in Elementary Grades
      3
    • ECE 3364 Children's Literature
      3
    • ECE 3510 Foster Young Child Learn Play
      3
    • ECE 3520 Curr & Assess Birth-Three Year
      3
    • ECE 3565 Infant/Toddler Practicum
      1
    • ISCI 2001 or ISCI 2002
      3
    Total: 16

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ECE 3570 Internship/Practicum
      1
    • ECE 3313 PreSchool Curriculum&Assess
      3
    • ECE 3575 InternlApp Early Care&Learning
      2
    • MATH 2008 Found'tns Number & Oper's
      3
    • ECE 4525 Nurturing 2nd Lang Acquisition
      3
    • ECE 4535 B-5 Child w/Spec Needs
      3
    Total: 15
Year 3 (Hours: 31)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ECE 4515 Language & Literacy Develop
      3
    • ECE 4545 Meth Math&Sci Birth - Kinderg
      3
    • ECE 4598 Birth-Five Internship I
      6
    • INED 3304 Educ of Exceptional Students
      3
    Total: 15

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ECE 4555 Methods of B-K Social Studies
      3
    • ECE 3530 Develop Movement & Physical
      2
    • ECE 4599 Birth-Five Internship II
      9
    Total: 14
Year 4 (Hours: 29)


Program Total: 123 Hours

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