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Graduate Catalog 2019-2020

Graduate Teacher Certification Plan Core Subjects EC-6

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This certification may also be combined with a master's degree in Early Childhood Education. Please refer to master's degree plans.

Check prerequisites before enrolling in any courses.

Certification Plan Requirements

Required Courses

Required Courses:
ECED 5031 Teaching Young Children
Credit Hours: 3
ECED 5133 Mathematics and Science Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood
Credit Hours: 3
One of the following:
ECED 5132 Literacy Development in Early Childhood
Credit Hours: 3
ECED 4311 Reading Development in Young Children
Credit Hours: 3
One of the following:
ECED 5033 Guidance and Classroom Management for EC-6
Credit Hours: 3
TCED 4303 Creating Positive Learning Environments in EC-6
Credit Hours: 3
One of the following:
ECED 5331 Evaluation of Development of Young Children
Credit Hours: 3
ECED 4314 Observational/Developmental Assessment of Young Children
Credit Hours: 3
One of the following:
ECED 5131 Curriculum Development for Young Children
Credit Hours: 3
ECED 4302 Developing Competence in Young Children
Credit Hours: 3
One of the following:
ECED 5335 Children, Family and Society
Credit Hours: 3
ECED 1303 Children and Families
Credit Hours: 3
Other required courses:
TCED 4100 Core Subjects Teacher Seminar
Credit Hours: 1
One of the following:
LLLS 5131 Integrating the Language Arts
Credit Hours: 3
LLLS 4344 Reading & Writing for EC-6
Credit Hours: 3
One of the following:
LLLS 5533 Selecting Literature and Materials for Children
Credit Hours: 3
LLLS 4345 Survey of Children's Literature
Credit Hours: 3
One of the following:
SPED 5030 Survey of Individual Differences
Credit Hours: 3
SPED 4300 Survey of Exceptionalities
Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite Courses for Admission to Teacher Education Program (TEP):

Prerequisite Courses:
EDUC 4310 Theories of Educational Psychology
Credit Hours: 3
One of the following:
SILC 6030 Foundations of Multicultural Education
Credit Hours: 3
SILC 4315 Theories of American Pluralism
Credit Hours: 3
One of the following:
TCED 6031 Application of Technology in the Classroom
Credit Hours: 3
INST 3313 Survey of Instructional Technologies
Credit Hours: 3

Pedagogy Courses:

Pedagogy Courses:
One of the following:
TCED 5231 Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School
Credit Hours: 3
One of the following:
TCED 5232 Teaching Science in the EC-6 Classroom
Credit Hours: 3
TCED 4322 Science Methods for EC-6
Credit Hours: 3
One of the following:
TCED 5233 Teaching Mathematics in the EC-6 Classroom
Credit Hours: 3
TCED 4323 Mathematics Methods for EC-6
Credit Hours: 3
One of the following options:
Option 1:
TCED 4378 Pre-Service Internship I
Credit Hours: 3
TCED 4978 Pre-Service Internship II/Student Teaching
Credit Hours: 9
Option 2:
TCED 4678 Post-Degree Internship I
Credit Hours: 6
TCED 4679 Post-Degree Internship II/Student Teaching
Credit Hours: 6