Birth to Age 8

Core Requirements 148-51
Major Requirements77-83
Minor: Optional
Total Hours125-134

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
COMM 460Cross-Cultural Communication (or a Non-Western Language course)3
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-9 33
MATH 120Data & Space:Teaching Pre K-93
SCI 110Intro Life & Phys Sci (or Life Science and 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
PSY 221Child Development 33
ED 230Nature of Exceptional Child (register with ED 213)3
ED 231Childrens Literature3
ED 275Human Learning (register with ED 211)3
ED 411Profession & Ethics Teaching 23
Education Seminars and Seminar Components (pass/fail)
ED 100Pre-Uds0
ED 200Pre UDS0
ED 300UDS Seminar0
ED 211General Clinical I Experience (register with ED 275)0
ED 212Multicultural Clinical II Expr (register with ED 103)0
ED 213Special Educ Clinical III Expr (register with ED 230)0
ED 245Service Experience Clinicals0
ED 340Upper Division Status Clinical 20
Practical Component: Regular Education
ED 204Develop Reading Grades 1-9 33
ED 354Teach Read & Emergent Lang Dev 23
ED 356Math-Early Childhood 2, 33
ED 357Science & Environ-Erly Chldhd 2, 33
ED 358Teaching the Emergent Writer 2, 32
ED 359Curr & Meth Early Childhood 2, 33
ED 400Music, Move & Art Early Child 23
ED 461Admin of Early Childhood 21
ED 466Health & Wellness 0-8 2, 32
ED 478Preschool Prac in ECE 23
First Aid & CPR (Certificate required)
Practical Component: Special Education
ED 327Coll w Fam & Pro Div Soc3
ED 328Teach Stu w Sig Disabilities 2, 33
ED 453Eval Tech/Erly Child Spec Educ 2, 33
ED 454Cur & Prac Erly Chld Sp Ed 0-8 2, 34
ED 455Legal Issues in SPED 2, 33
ED 457Curr Adpt Learners with Excep 2, 33
ED 484Ed/Beh Manag in Spec Ed3
ED 487Implement Strateg in Spec Educ 2, 32
Student Teaching Component (Take these courses in the same semester)
ED 343Synthesis & Prof Dev 21
ED 427Student Teach-EC/Kdg 24
or ED 428 Student Teach-EC/Primary
ED 442Student Teaching ECSE 24
ED 465Social Curriculum & Class Mgmt 23
Lutheran (LCMS Members) Teacher Diploma Requirements
ED 362Fth Dev Yng Chd:Strat Chld Sp 23
REL 404Lutheran Confessions3
Christian Teacher Certification Requirements
ED 362Fth Dev Yng Chd:Strat Chld Sp 23
or ED 306 Teaching the Faith
Select one of the following:3
Lutheran Confessions
Law/Gosp Life in Church
A Survey of Christian Thought
Christian Apologetic I
Christ and Culture