Early Childhood Education, Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification

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The Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Programs offer a defined set of courses beyond the undergraduate degree to prepare candidates for Connecticut teacher certification, though they do not lead to a degree. These programs require a bachelor's degree for admittance. However, since these programs are composed of undergraduate coursework, they are offered as undergraduate programs. These programs can be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis.

Candidates must maintain good standing throughout the teacher education program and meet all State requirements for certification (state licensure exam, online modules, etc.) in order to be recommended for certification to the State Department of Education. Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with Connecticut's teacher certification regulations and keeping abreast of changes to those regulations. If state regulations change before completion of a certification program, students will be required to meet these new regulations in order to receive the University's recommendation for certification to the State Department of Education

44.5 Credits Required
GPA of 2.7 Required


EDU 316 - Child Development and Psychology for Educators
EDU 471 - Supporting English Learners for School Success
SED 235 - Early Childhood Special Education for the Exceptional Individual
SED 435 - Language Arts for the Exceptional Individuals
EDU 206 - Principles of Early Childhood Education
EDU 305 - Emerging Literacies
EDU 312 - Integrated Curriculum in the Primary Classroom
EDU 319 - Integrated Mathematics, Science, and Technology for Early Childhood Education
EDU 322 - Family, School, Community Partnerships
EDU 475 - Supervised Field Work
EDU 370 - Early Childhood Student Teaching I
EDU 470 - Early Childhood Student Teaching II
EDU 485 - Student Teaching Seminar
SHE 203 - School Health
SED 225 - Introduction to Exceptionalities  OR
  SED 481 - Exceptional Students in Elementary Education