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Early Childhood PK-4 (B.S.Ed.)

Administered by Early Childhood and Elementary Education

Effective Fall 2013

Requirements for Certification in Early Childhood PK-4 develop knowledge of the nature of the child, the nature of the school and center, the learning process, general methods of teaching and methods of teaching particular subjects and to provide student teaching experience. A total of 70 semester hours is taken in required courses. None may be taken on a pass/fail basis. No free electives are available for this program. In addition to the 120-credit requirement for a Bloomsburg University degree, education majors are subject to background checks and passage of PAPA, PECT and any required PRAXIS exams.

General Education Requirements

COMMSTUD.103 Public Speaking or COMMSTUD.104 Interpersonal Communication

ENGLISH.101 Foundations of College Writing

EDFOUND.291 Principles of Teaching

EDFOUND.204 Ed Computing & Tech

MATH.201 Math Concepts I

MATH.202 Math Concepts II

SPECED.275 Linking Assessment/Instruction

HISTORY.121 Colonial to 1877 or HISTORY.122 1877 to Present

PHYSICS.103 Physical Science

BIOLOGY.100 Cells, Genes and Molecules or BIOLOGY.101 Human Biology

PSYCH.101 General Psychology

EDFOUND.414 Home/School/Community Relations

ENGLISH.151 Intro to Literature or ENGLISH.152 Literature & Society or ENGLISH.156 Pop Literature

MUSIC.101 Music Listening, THEATRE.102 Intro to Theatre or THEATRE.103 Theatre Appreciation

Competency Test or ASL1 or any 102 level Language course

EXERSCI.114 Team Sports, EXERSCI.241 Judo/Self-Defense or EXERSCI.270 Exercise and You


EXERSCI.226 Jogging/Walking and EXERSCI.230 Weight Training & Fitness

SPECED.101 Introduction to Individuals with Exceptionalities

Professional Education Courses

AUDSLP.432 ELL – Comm/Ed Strat or PROFSTUD.494 ESL Strategies/Meth

EDFOUND.291 Principles of Teaching

EDFOUND.406 Multicultural Education

ELEMED.120 Introduction to Education

ELEMED.121 Introduction to Early Childhood Education

ELEMED.324 Language and Literacy in Diverse #C Settings: Birth –Grade 4

ELEMED.331 Teaching Science and Environmental Education: PK-4

ELEMED.334 Teaching Reading in Early Childhood: Grades 1-4

ELEMED.336 Teaching Social Studies: PK-4

ELEMED.338 Diagnostic & Inclusionary Practices in Literacy In ECE Grades PK-4

ELEMED.340 Teaching Mathematics in Early Childhood: Grades 1-4

ELEMED.343 Assessment in Early Childhood Education

ELEMED.347 Fine Arts for the Developing Child

ELEMED.410 M&M Early Child Ed 1

PSYCH.211 Early Childhood Development

PSYCH.309 Early childhood Cognitive Development

SPECED.101 Introduction to Exceptional Individuals

SPECED.275 Linking Assessment and Instruction for Individuals w/Disabilities

SPECED.358 Methods of Instruction for Individuals with Disabilities

Field Experiences

ELEMED.496 Practicum (Bloomsburg, Berwick, Central, Danville, Hazleton and/or Southern)

PROFSTUD.312 Internship (Bloomsburg)

PROFSTUD.320 Practicum (Central or Danville)

PROFSTUD.461 Practicum (Bethlehem)

Student Teaching

ELEMED.494 Student Teaching (First Assignment)

ELEMED.495 Student Teaching (Second Assignment)


(15 credit minimum in at least one area meets this requirement)

Language Arts

ENGLISH.101 Foundations of Writing

ENGLISH.151 Introduction to Literature or ENGLISH.152 Literature & Society or

ENGLISH.156 Pop Literature

COMMSTUD.103 Public Speaking or COMMSTUD.104 Inter Communication


MATH.201 Concepts of Mathematics 1: Theory of Arithmetic

MATH.202 Concepts of Mathematics 2


BIOLOGY.100 Cells, Genes and Molecules or BIOLOGY.101 Human Biology

PHYSICS.103 Principles of Physical Science I (See Goal 5)

Social Studies

HISTORY.121 U.S. History: Colonial to 1877 or HISTORY.122 U.S. History: 1877 to Present

PSYCH.101 General Psychology

Language & Fine Arts

ASL1 or Foreign Language