Interdisciplinary Studies, B.S., Early Childhood Teaching Credential (ECTC-B)

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LIBERAL EDUCATION PROGRAM AND WRITING REQUIREMENTS

Liberal Education Program

48 Credits Required

Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program. Any credits over 48 are counted toward free electives.

While the choice of courses that fulfill the requirements is generally left up to students, some departments require that students select specific courses to complement their major. This major has specific Tier requirements/restrictions for the following:

Tier 3 - Capstone
EDU 322 - Family, School, and Community

Writing Requirements (“W-Courses”)

Three W-courses are required. These may not be taken until after a student has passed ENG 112 — Writing Arguments. W-courses may count toward LEP, major, or cognate requirements, as well as free electives. Course sections that meet this requirement are designated by section numbers ending in “W”.

Transfer students who enter with 60 to 89 credits are required to pass two W-courses, while transfer students who enter with 90 credits or more must pass one W-course.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

A minimum 2.0 GPA in each concentration.

Requirements:
Completion of three 18-credit concentrations.
Concentrations requirements are identical to requirements for minors with one difference:
Courses used to satisfy an LEP requirement, may not also fulfill a concentration requirement.

To create a BS-IDS degree with the Early Childhood Teaching Credential (ECTC Level B) students have the following concentration options:

  • Required: Early Childhood Curriculum and Pedagogy concentration.
           18 Credits Required
           SED 235 - Early Childhood Special Education
           EDU 331 - Positive Guidance and Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
           EDU 352 - Early Childhood Integrated Curriculum, Observation, and Assessment
           EDU 416 - Leadership, Policy, and Professionalism in Early Childhood Education
           EDU 456 - Practicum and Seminar
  • Required: Child, Family and Community Studies concentration.

            18 Credits Required
            TSL 315 - Foundations in Bilingual Education
            REC 312 - Therapeutic Play

            Select 12 Credits from:
            EDU 305 - Beginning Readers
            EDU 316 - Child Development for Educators
            EDU 414 - Applications of Child Development
            PCH 365 - Maternal and Child Health
            PSY 210 - Infant and Child Development
            PSY 318 - Emotional and Social Development
            PSY 320 - Abnormal Child Psychology
            PSY 370 - Educational Psychology
            REC 202 - Materials and Methods Birth to Five
            REC 307 - Disabilities in Society
            REC 403 - Mediating Problems in Community Settings
            SOC 265 - Self and Society
            SOC 320 - Sociology of the Children
            SOC 322 - Sociology of the Family 

  • Select One: A third concentration from the minors list or an approved self-designed 18-credit interdisciplinary concentration.

Students should note the following restrictions:

    • Students may not select more than one existing concentration from the same discipline.
    • Students may take more than the minimum 18 credits required for a concentration; in a discipline with an established concentration, however, no more than 24 credits (not including those taken as LEP) will count toward the 120 credits needed for graduation. Students who want to take more than 24 credits in any single area should major in that area.
    • A self-designed interdisciplinary concentration must be approved by the Interdisciplinary Studies Program Director and the Interdisciplinary Studies Academic Advising Coordinator in consultation with the Interdisciplinary Studies Committee prior to the completion of more than 9 credits in the proposed concentration and the completion of 60 credits overall (75 credits for transfer students). Students who have earned more than 60 credits (75 credits for transfer students) may file a written appeal with the Interdisciplinary Studies Committee for waiver of this requirement detailing the reasons which would warrant an exception to the policy

A minimum of 36 credits overall at the 300 or 400 level. (Courses counted toward any requirement may be used to fulfill this requirement) 

COGNATE REQUIREMENTS

No cognates are required for this program.

FREE ELECTIVES

Remaining credits to reach total Overall Credits Required (listed above).