Teaching, Learning, & Leadership

B.S. in Inclusive Early Childhood Education


The Bachelor of Science in Inclusive Early Childhood Education Leads to dual certification in early childhood education and early childhood special education, birth to grade 2. This program prepares students to teach in diverse early childhood education and care settings. An optional bilingual extension prepares students to teach in bilingual classrooms.


Plan of Study

LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES CORE CURRICULUM (64 credits)

SEMESTER

GRADE

CREDITS

*FYS 1 First Year Seminar 1 (Required of all entering full-time freshmen)

1

COS 50 Core Seminar (Required for Graduation)

3

HUMANITIES

ENG 16, 16x English Composition (Determined by placement assessment)

3

Choose any 2 courses from below:

ENG 61 European Literatures I

ENG 62 European Literatures II

ENG 63 American Literatures

ENG 64 Non-Western Literatures

3

3

PHI 61 Philosophical Exploration I

3

PHI 62 Philosophical Exploration II

3

Choose one Foreign Language for both courses from: French, Spanish or Italian

LANG: _________ 11

LANG: _________ 12

3

3

SOCIAL SCIENCES

HIS 1 History of Civilizations to 1500

3

HIS 2 History of Civilizations Since 1500

3

Choose any 2 courses from below:

SOC 3   Introduction to Sociology

ANT 4   Physical Anthropology

ANT 5   Cultural Anthropology

PSY 3   Introduction to Psychology

POL 11 Power and Politics

ECO 1 Introduction to Economics

ECO 2 Introduction to Economics 2

3

SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS

PHY 20 The Physical Universe

4

CHM 21 Chemistry and Modern Technology

3

BIO 22 Biology and Modern Technology

3

MTH 10 Basic Mathematics (Determined by placement assessment)

3

MTH 11z Fundamentals of Modern Mathematics OR MTH 15 Math Tools and Their Use

3

MTH 12z Fundamentals of Modern Mathematics OR MTH 16 Finite Math

3

COMMUNICATION, VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS

SPE 3 Oral Communication

3

Choose one from courses below:

ART 61 Introduction to Visual Art

DNC 61 Introduction to Dance

MUS 61 Music and Culture

3

CONCENTRATION ELECTIVES: ___________________________ (30 credits)

SEMESTER

GRADE

CREDITS

TEACHING AND LEARNING (Minimum 2.5 GPA, Pre-professional Phase)

TAL 201 Teaching: Imagine the Possibilities  (Fall & Spring; 15 Fieldwork hours)

3

TAL 349 The Developing Young Child (Fall Only; 15 Fieldwork hours)

3

STUDENTS MUST HAVE AN OVERALL 2.67 GPA AND 3.0 TAL GPA TO MOVE TO PROFESSIONAL PHASE

TAL 360 Foundations of inclusive Education: Early Childhood (Fall only; 15 Fieldwork hours)

3

TAL 361 Child Guidance & Partnerships (Spring only; 15 Fieldwork hours)

3

TAL 362 Integrated Inquiry I: Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment (Spring only; 30 Fieldwork hours)

3

TAL 363 PLAY in IECE (Spring only; 15 Fieldwork hours)

3

TAL 433 Language and Literacy in the Early Childhood Years (Fall only; 15 Fieldwork hours)

3

TAL 434 The Arts and Social Studies in IECE (Fall only; 20 Fieldwork hours)

3

TAL 435 Integrated Inquiry II: Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment (Spring only; 30 Fieldwork hours)

3

TAL 436 Language and Literacy in IECE (Spring only; 15 Fieldwork hours)

3

TAL 437 Mathematics in IECE (Fall only; 15 Fieldwork hours)

3

TAL 438 Science in IECE (Fall only; 15 Fieldwork hours)

3

In order to move to Student Teaching, all students must have completed and passed ALST, EAS, CST exams and all workshops (DASA: Bullying/Cyber-bullying/Harassment/Discrimination, Child Abuse, School Violence Prevention & Fire Safety).

TAL 455 Student Teaching and Seminar in IECE (Spring only; full time semester fieldwork)

6


CONTACT

School of Education
9 Hanover Place, 4th Floor
Amy Ginsberg, Dean
Ph.D.

718-246-6308
Amy.Ginsberg@liu.edu