Birth to Age 8

Core Requirements 148-51
Major Requirements59-65
Minor: Required
Total Hours125-137

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
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 3
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. Other Electives if under 120 credits: 3-6


Required Courses
Theoretical Component
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
PSY 221Child Development 33
Experiential Component
ED 100Pre-Uds0
ED 200Pre UDS0
ED 300UDS Seminar0
ED 211General Clinical I Experience0
ED 212Multicultural Clinical II Expr0
ED 213Special Educ Clinical III Expr0
ED 245Service Experience Clinicals0
ED 340Upper Division Status Clinical 20
Practical Component
ED 204Develop Reading Grades 1-9 33
ED 327Coll w Fam & Pro Div Soc3
ED 354Teach Read & Emergent Lang Dev 2, 33
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 2, 33
ED 461Admin of Early Childhood 21
ED 466Health & Wellness 0-8 (C) 2, 32
ED 453Eval Tech/Erly Child Spec Educ 2, 33
or ED 479 Assess & Inst Spec Needs Child
ED 478Preschool Prac in ECE 2, 33
First Aid & CPR certificate required OR take HHP 2092
Student Teaching Component (Take these courses in the same semester)
ED 343Synthesis & Prof Dev 21
ED 465Social Curriculum & Class Mgmt 23
ED 427
ED 428
Student Teach-EC/Kdg
and Student Teach-EC/Primary (+Duel Certification students see note below) 2
Lutheran (LCMS Members) Teacher Diploma Requirements
ED 362Fth Dev Yng Chd:Strat Chld Sp 23
REL 404Lutheran Confessions3
Christian Teacher Certification Requirements
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
Select another 3 credit course:
Teaching the Faith
Fth Dev Yng Chd:Strat Chld Sp 2

Minors or Areas of Concentration

The following minors, (approximately 18 - 21 credits) are acceptable. See the Elementary/Middle Education section for details. Both the Adaptive Education and English as a Second Language minors are licensable at the Early Childhood level.

Concentrations (18 credits) in Administration in Early Childhood, Creative Arts (art, music, theater), Family Studies, and Language Arts/Communications are available. Consult the Chairperson of the Early Childhood Department or your advisor Students may also pursue an additional minor in Theology.