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The B.S. in Early Childhood Education draws courses from across the University to prepare teacher candidates interested in working with children, ages birth to grade 3, in educational settings. Coursework spans the disciplines of English literature and composition; history; fine and performing arts; mathematics; natural sciences; social sciences; human growth and development; and educational foundations, technology, assessment, theory, and methods.
Robust field experience
Small class sizes
VCCS transfer with Guaranteed Admission agreements
This course examines the development of curriculum and instructional practices for children in infant, toddler, and preschool settings. The course will focus on the principles and methods of understanding and working with the young child across the content areas of early mathematics, science, literacy, social studies, and the arts. Course includes a 40 hour practicum placement in an early care classroom. Prerequisites: TLED 330.
Introduces the historical, philosophical, and sociological foundations and contemporary issues of American public education. Includes the use and analysis of assessment data and the construction and interpretation of assessments. Students are expected independently to register for and take the Praxis Core examination while enrolled in this course. Students in PreK-6 programs will complete a 15 hour observation/participation experience in a primary setting |preK-3) and a 15 hour observation/participation experience in an upper elementary |4-6) setting; students in 6-12 or 6-8 programs will complete a 30 hour observation/participation experience in an appropriate 6-12 setting. Prerequisites: sophomore standing.
This class will meet at Richard Bowling Elementary School. 2700 East Princess Anne Road, Norfolk, VA 23504. Practicum will occur during class times.
Students entering the Bachelor of Science program in Early Childhood Education should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)
Admittance to the early childhood education program requires that the teacher candidate:
Be a declared B.S. in early childhood education student
Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75
Have a 2.75 GPA in core and major courses
Have no grade below a C- in any course required in the program
Submit an application for admittance that is approved by the program and the Darden College of Education and Professional Studies
Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
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