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Education Pathway (Early Childhood & Elementary)

Degree Type : General Studies

Length: Four Semesters

The Education pathway is designed for students who plan to transfer and major in early childhood, elementary, special education, media services or school librarianship.

DEGREE PLAN NOTES

Choose a full sequence of History or Literature.

  • Choosing a full sequence of History will affect elective choices in Humanities, Literature, and Social Sciences - One Humanities Elective, ONE Literature Elective, and TWO Social Science Electives. 
  • Choosing a full sequence of Literature will affect elective choices in History, Humanities and Social Sciences - ONE History Elective, NO Humanities Elective, and THREE Social Science Electives. 
  • Choose ONE Humanities Elective if a full sequence of History is taken. Choose NO Humanities Elective if a full sequence of Literature is taken. 
  • Choose TWO Social Science Electives if a full sequence of History is taken, or choose THREE Social Science Electives if a full sequence of Literature is taken. 

* Placement in MTH110 is based on test scores. See your advisor to determine which math class you need to take. If you did not place into MTH110, ask your adviser to help you develop a modified academic map.

* Placement in ENG101 is based on test scores. See your advisor to determine which English you need to take. If you did not place into ENG101, ask your advisor help you develop a modified academic map.

ADVISING NOTES

First Semester Essential: 

  • Students should be scheduled for an English course and a math course, depending upon appropriate placement, in the first semester.

Considerations for State Certification Testing: 

  • Upon completion of a Bachelor's degree program at any Alabama university, prospective elementary and early childhood teachers must earn satisfactory scores on exams required for certification by the Alabama State Department of Education. More information about those exams are available on the ALSDE website at http://www.alsde.edu. To prepare for the required CORE and Praxis Exams, students should consider the following course selections:
  1. Full History Sequence: HIS 201 and HIS 202.
  2. Social Science Electives: POL 211 and GEO 100.
  3. Mathematics Electives: MTH 231 and MTH 232. 

* Consult the transfer institution or the STARS templates for additional information about degree requirements.  Also, see an academic advisor for assistance.

Semester One

* Students can also take SPH 106 or SPH107 in Fall Semester 1 in place of the Fine Arts elective, then take Fine Arts in Spring Semester 2. 

Item # Title Credits
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ORI 101 Orientation to College 1
BIO 101 or BIO 103 + 4
Fine Arts Elective (I) + 3
MTH 110 or more advanced + 3
Social Science Elective + 3
Sub-total Credits 17

Semester Two

* Students may also take a Fine Arts elective in place of SPH 106 of SPH107  if they took SPH 106 or SPH 107 in Fall Semester 1. 

Item # Title Credits
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
BIO 102 or BIO 104 + 3
SPH 106 or SPH 107 + 3
EECE Math Elective + 3
EECE Pre-Professional Requirements + 3
Sub-total Credits 15

Semester Three

Item # Title Credits
EECE Math Elective + 3
EECE Pre-Professional Requirements + 3
History Sequence (Part I) + 3
Literature Elective + 3
PHS 111 or PHS 112 + 4
Sub-total Credits 16

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Semester Four

Item # Title Credits
EECE Math Elective + 3
EECE Pre-Professional Requirements + 3
History Sequence (Part II) + 3
Humanities and Fine Arts Elective (I) + 3
Social Science Elective + 3
Sub-total Credits 15

GRAND TOTAL CREDITS 63

*Depending on the program or course, a student may also be required to purchase certain necessary tools and supplies.

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