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Early Childhood Education Birth-Grade 3

Post Baccalaureate courses are designed for individuals who have a bachelor's degree or higher (in any area) from an accredited university and would like to become a teacher.

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You may want to choose a program where you can build your own timeline. Students in the Early Childhood Education program are preparing to teach children from birth through third grade. This program requires in-person field experiences in many of the courses, a 60- hour field experience in an infant, toddler, preschool setting and a twelve-week student teaching experience in a K-3 classroom. Students must verify content proficiency through the passage of a state-approved content exam (AEPA/NES).

Level I credits: 25
Level II credits: 12
Level III: Internship (60 Preschool field experience hours) PLUS
Student Teaching Credits (In-Person full-time twelve-week experience)
8
Required Credits for Early Childhood Education, Birth-3rd Grade Teaching Certificate 45
LEVEL 1

Prerequisites:  A
cceptance into the Early Childhood Post Baccalaureate Program Educator Preparation Program required.

All classes must meet the 3.0 overall GPA.  Courses with a final grade of “D” or“F” must be retaken regardless of GPA. 
Course Course Title Field Experience Credits
EDO100-101 Introduction to the Educator Preparation Programs None 0
EDU239

Structured English Immersion Grades K-8
OR
45-clock hour workshop credit certificate from an approved vendor(Transcript evaluation required)

None

0-3
EDU287AA Master Teacher Seminar I: Standards-Based Instruction None 1
EEP224 Childhood Development: Prenatal to Age Eight
                                                                                 
20 Hours Site-based
Infant/Toddler/Preschool

3
EEP240 Early Childhood Foundations
                                                                                               
20 Hours Site-based Preschool
3
EEP242 Early Childhood Guidance and Management
                                                                                                
20 Hours Site-based Preschool or K-3
3
EEP244 Early Childhood Introduction to the Exceptional Young Child                                                    20 Hours Site-based Preschool or K-3 Special Education
3
EEP246 Early Childhood Culture, Community, Family and the Child 20 Hours Site-based Infant/Toddler/Preschool 3
EEP250 Early Childhood Language and Literacy Development 20 Hours Site-based K-3 3
POS220
OR
POS221
AND
POS222
OR
U.S. and AZ Constitution (3)
OR
Arizona Constitution (1)
AND
U.S. Constitution (2)
OR
AEPA Exam Passing Score on the Constitution of the United States and Arizona Exam (Transcript evaluation required)
 None 0-3
EDO100-102 Student Teaching Orientation  None 0

LEVEL II

 Prerequisites: Completion of Level I and FORMAL ADMISSION to Level II.  Formal admission requires a passing AEPA Subject Knowledge exam score in Early Childhood.

All classes must meet the 3.0 overall GPA.  Courses with a final grade of “D” or“F” must be retaken regardless of GPA. 

Course Course Title Field Experience Credits
EDU287AC Master Teacher Seminar III None 1
EEP260 Early Childhood Curriculum and Methods of Math – Birth to Age Eight 20 hours Site-based K-3 3
EEP262 Early Childhood Curriculum and Methods of Science – Birth to Age Eight 15 hours Site-based K-3 2
EEP264 Early Childhood Curriculum and Methods of Social Studies – Birth to Age Eight 10 hours Site-based K-3 1
EEP266 Early Childhood Curriculum and Methods in Language Arts – Birth to Age Eight None 1
EEP268 Early Childhood Curriculum and Methods in the Arts – Birth to Age Eight None 1
EEP276 Standards, Observation and Assessment of Typical and Atypical Behaviors Birth to Age Eight 20 hours Site-based K-3 3

LEVEL III

STUDENT TEACHING: Prerequisites –Completion of all Level I and Level II coursework with 3.0 overall GPA and passage of AEPA Early Childhood Education Subject Knowledge Exam.

Course Course Title Field Experience Credits
EEP288 Student Teaching Lab - Early Childhood 12weeks full time 4
EEP289 Internship: Early Childhood, Infant, Toddler, Preschool (60 hours at a single site offering infant, toddler, preschool, and administration during an 8 week period)
60 hours 4

TOTAL CREDITS 45

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