Early Childhood and Elementary Education Dual Major (M)

Birth to 9th Grade

Core Requirements 148-51
Early Childhood and Elementary Education Majors72-78
Total Hours120-129

NOTE: Check with the Chair of the Early Childhood 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
Faith and Life Elective: Any course with REL prefix other than REL 100, 110, 201, 203, 204 3
Communication and Language Elective3
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 Sci4
ED 103Human Relations for Teachers (register with ED 212)3
Note: Two writing intensive courses required for graduation. Other electives may be added to reach 120 credit minimum for graduation. 3


Required Courses
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
Experiential Component
ED 100Orientation Seminar0
ED 200UDS Seminar0
ED 300Student Teaching Seminar0
ED 211General Clinical I Experience0
ED 212Cultural Clinical II Expr0
ED 213Special Educ Clinical III Expr0
Practical Component
ED 204The Art and Science of Teaching Reading3
ED 252Best Practices in Engaging Adolescents in Literacy (OR ED 312 Math in the Middle School)3
ED 358Teaching the Emergent Writer2
ED 401Instruction and Assessment of Reading 23
Practical Component: Early Childhood
ED 327Coll w Fam & Pro Div Soc3
ED 466Health, Safety, and Fitness for the Young Child3
ED 359Curriculum and Techniques in Early Childhood 24
ED 400Creativity in Early Childhood2
ED 479Assessment Strategies for Diverse Learners3
ED 356STEM: Math in Early Childhood 22
ED 357STEM: Science and Environment in Early Childhood 22
ED 478Preschool Practicum 22
"The Block" - Take these courses during the same semester
ED 385Collaborating with Families and Members of the Community1
ED 301Data-Driven Analysis of Classroom Instruction 22
ED 303Language Arts Methods 23
ED 304Curr/Meth-Math Elem 23
ED 305Meth-Science & Envir 23
ED 407Curr/Meth Soc Studies Elem 23
Student Teaching Component (Take these courses in the same semester)
ED 412Portfolio Completion-Elem 21
ED 421Student Teach-Elem/Gr 1-6 26
ED 425Student Teaching EC 26
Lutheran (LCMS Members) Teacher Diploma Requirements
REL 404Lutheran Confessions3
ED 306Teaching the Faith3
Christian Teacher Certification Requirements
ED 306Teaching the Faith3
Select one of the following 3 credit courses:
Lutheran Confessions
Law/Gosp Life in Church
A Survey of Christian Thought
Christian Apologetic I
Christ and Culture