Courses for Campus-Based Cohort

Course of Study (After Admission to Professional Education)
Semesters I, II, & III (Freshman and First Semester Sophomore) are for General Studies.

Admission to Professional Education:
Students (typically during their first semester sophomore year) apply for acceptance into Professional Education in fall and begin the program in spring.

Criteria for Admission to Professional Education:
Successful completion of 30 credit hours 
Successful completion of all three parts of the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST)
For further information about application to Professional Education see:
http://www.uww.edu/coeps/advising-admissions/admissions/prof_ed_admin/

The Early Childhood Education program is completed using the Cohort model and includes the following Course of Study:

List of Courses First Semester (Spring)

  • Introduction to Early Childhood Education (EDUINDP-211, 2 credits)
  • Child and Family in a Diverse Society (EDUINDP-212, 3 credits)
  • Development of the Young Child (EDUINDP-213, 3 credits)
  • Observation & Reflection in Head Start (EDUINDP-214, 3 credits)
  • Early Childhood Music Methods (EARLYCH-322, 3 credits)
  • Art in the Early Years (EDUINDP-215, 3 credits)
  • Reflective Seminar: Phase 2 (EDUINDP-216, 1 credit)

Total Credits: 18


List of Courses Second Semester (Fall)

  • Language Development & Disorders (COMDIS-355, 3 credits)
  • Formal Assessment of Young Children (SPECED-461, 3 credits)
  • Working with Infants and Toddlers and Their Families (EDUINDP-322, 3 credits)
  • Evidence-Based Early Intervention for Infants and Toddlers (SPECED-365, 2 credits)
  • Integrated Curriculum for Children, Ages 3 through 5 (EDUINDP 320, 3 credits)
  • Field Study: Kindergarten (K4 or K5) (EDUINDP-443A, 1 credits)
  • Emergent Literacy Beginning Reading (READING-361, 3 credits)

Total Credits: 18


List of Courses Third Semester (Spring)

  • Guiding Young Children (EDUINDP-321, 3 credits)
  • Children's Literature & Language Arts: Ages 3 through 8 (EDUINDP-334, 3 credits)
  • Informal Assessment of Young Children (EDUINDP-333, 3 credits)
  • Reflective Semester: Exploration of Issues in Early Childhood Education (EDUINDP-323, 1 credit)
  • Team A: Directed Teaching A: Infant-Toddler (EDUINDP-331, 6 credits) and
  • Team A: Individualized Learning System in Education Media (ILSEM) (LIBMEDIA-201, 1 credit)
  • Team B: Medical Aspects of Disability (SPECED-376, 3 credits) and
  • Directed Teaching B: Preschool (EDUINDP-441, 3 credits) and
  • Team B: Field Study: Special Education (3 through 8) (EDUINDP 443B, 1 credit)

Total Credits: 17


List of Courses Fourth Semester (Fall)

  • Planning for Individual Needs (EDUINDP-442, 3 credits)
  • Curriculum & Methods for Children with Multiple Disabilities (SPECED-476, 3 credits)
  • Nutrition, Health, & Safety (EARLYCHD-340, 3 credits) (Curriculum & Instruction)
  • Team A: Medical Aspects of Disability (SPECED-376, 3 credits) and
  • Directed Teaching B: Preschool (EDUINDP-441, 3 credits) and
  • Team A: Field Study: Special Education (3 through 8) (EDUINDP-443B, 1 credit) and
  • Team B: Directed Teaching A: Infant-Toddler (EDUINDP-331, 6 credits)
  • Team B: Individualized Learning System in Education Media (ILSEM) (LIBMEDIA-201, 1 credit)
  • Reflective Seminar (Application of Issues in Early Childhood) (EDUINDP- 332, 1 credit)

Total Credits: 17


List of Courses Fifth Semester (Spring)

  • World of Ideas (3 credit General Studies Class)
  • Integrated Curriculum for Children Ages Six through Eight (EDUINDP-452, 3 credits)
  • Field Study: Early Elementary (1st through 3rd grade) (EDUINDP-443C, 1 credit)
  • Mathematical Concepts Development in Early Childhood Education (EDUINDP-449, 3 credits)
  • Motor Programming for Early Childhood (PEPROF-327, 2 credits)
  • Early Literacy Intervention Strategies (READING-461, 3 credits)
  • Leadership in Early Childhood Education (EDUINDP-453, 2 credits)
  • Reflective Seminar: Phase 3 (EDUINDP-451, 1 credit)

Total Credits: 15 (without World of Ideas)


List of Courses Sixth Semester (Fall)

  • Directed Teaching C: Consultation in Early Childhood (EDUINDP-461, 6 credits)
  • Directed Teaching D: Children 5 Through 8 Years (EDUINDP-462, 6 credits)
  • Reflective Seminar: Phase 4 Portfolio (EDUINDP-465, 1 credit)

For student teachers in Ecuador, an additional course is: Culture and People of Ecuador (EDUINDP 490 Workshop, 3 credits)
A recommended course is Employment Strategies.
Total Credits: 13 (for student teachers in Ecuador total credits are 16 credits)