Early Childhood Regular and Special Education Dual Certification Program (M)

Birth to Age 8

Core Requirements 148-51
Major Requirements72-78
Minor: Optional
Total Hours120-129

NOTE: Check with the Chair of the Special Education Department for possible changes in this major

Core Curriculum - 48-51 Credits

Concordia Common Core - 18-21 Credits

Theology - Public Education
REL 100The Bible3
REL 110Christian Faith3
Theology - Lutheran (LTD) & Christian (CTC)
REL 201Old Testament3
REL 203New Testament3
REL 204Biblical Theology3
CCE 130Christian Citizen3
CCE 140Science & Humanity3
CCE 110Western Culture & Worldview3
CCE 120Western Thought & Worldview3
Liberal Arts Dimensions - 30 Credits
ENG 104Intro to Writing3
Communication and Language Elective3
Faith and Life Elective: Any course with REL prefix other than REL 100, 110, 201, 203, 204
ED 102Foundations of Education3
HHP 100Stewardship of the Body1
HHP Activity Course 1
Human Creativity and Expression: Art, Music, Theater, or Graphic Design activity course3
MATH 119Number Sense: Teaching Pre K-93
MATH 120Data & Space:Teaching Pre K-93
SCI 110Intro Life & Phys Sci (or Life Science or Physical Science with at least one lab)4
ED 103Human Relations for Teachers (register with ED 212)3
Note: Two CUW - approved writing intensive courses are required for graduation. 3-6


Early Childhood Regular/Special Education Curriculum
Theoretical Component
ED 230Nature of Exceptional Child (register with ED 213)3
ED 231Best Practices in Engaging Children in Literacy3
ED 275Human Learning (register with ED 211)3
ED 411Profession & Ethics Teaching 23
Education Seminars and Seminar Components (pass/fail)
ED 100Orientation Seminar0
ED 200UDS Seminar0
ED 300Student Teaching Seminar0
ED 211General Clinical I Experience (register with ED 275)0
ED 212Cultural Clinical II Expr (register with ED 103)0
ED 213Special Educ Clinical III Expr (register with ED 230)0
Practical Component: Regular Education
ED 204The Art and Science of Teaching Reading3
ED 356STEM: Math in Early Childhood 22
ED 357STEM: Science and Environment in Early Childhood 22
ED 358Teaching the Emergent Writer2
ED 359Curriculum and Techniques in Early Childhood 24
ED 400Creativity in Early Childhood 22
ED 401Instruction and Assessment of Reading 23
ED 466Health, Safety, and Fitness for the Young Child 23
ED 478Preschool Practicum 22
Practical Component: Special Education
ED 327Coll w Fam & Pro Div Soc3
ED 328Teach Stu w Sig Disabilities 23
ED 454Curriculum, Methods, and Practicum for CCSE/ECSE 24
ED 479Assessment Strategies for Diverse Learners 23
ED 455Legal Issues in SPED 23
ED 457Curr Adpt Learners with Excep 23
ED 484Ed/Beh Manag in Spec Ed3
ED 487Implement Strateg in Spec Educ 22
Student Teaching Component (Take these courses in the same semester)
ED 449Portfolio Completion - Spec Ed1
ED 442Student Teaching ECSE 26
ED 425Student Teaching EC6
Lutheran (LCMS Members) Teacher Diploma Requirements
ED 306Teaching the Faith3
REL 404Lutheran Confessions3
Christian Teacher Certification Requirements
ED 306 Teaching the Faith3
Select one of the following:3
Lutheran Confessions
Law/Gosp Life in Church
A Survey of Christian Thought
Christian Apologetic I
Christ and Culture