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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 39-45 credits including in-person field experiences in many of the courses, an internship at the preschool level AND a twelve-week (45 instructional days) student teaching experience in a K-3 classroom. Students must verify content proficiency through the passage of a state-approved content exam (AEPA/NES).
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Level I credits: 19-25
Level II credits: 12
Level III: Internship (4.5 weeks full-time or 9 weeks part-time) PLUS
Student Teaching Credits (In-Person full-time twelve-week experience)
8
Required Credits for Early Childhood Education, Birth-3rd Grade Teaching Certificate 39-45
LEVEL I: Prerequisites:  Educator Preparation Program Admission Application and Certification Admission Plan (CAP) forms and Enrollment at Rio Salado 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
EDU251*

Methods for Teaching Structured English Immersion (SEI) and English as a Second Language (ESL)
OR
45-clock hour workshop credit certificate from an approved vendor(Transcript evaluation required)
OR
Structured English Immersion Exam(AEPA/NES Exam Passing Score-Anticipated 2016-2017)
NOTE:  If you have taken EDU220 or EDU232, you do not need EDU251.

20 hours VIRTUAL 0-3
EDU287AA* Master Teacher Seminar I: Common Core None 1
EEP224* Childhood Development: Prenatal to Age Eight** 10 Hours Site-Based 3
EEP240* Early Childhood Foundations** 10 Hours Site-Based 3
EEP242* Early Childhood Guidance and Management** 10 Hours Site-based 3
EEP244* Early Childhood Introduction to the Exceptional Young Child** 10 hours Site-based 3
EEP246* Early Childhood Culture, Community, Family and the Child None 3
EEP250* Early Childhood Language and Literacy Development** 10 hours Site-based 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)
  0-3
EDO100-102 Student Teaching Orientation   0
* Indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites
** Indicates that IVP fingerprint clearance is required prior to enrollment
(See syllabus for grade level requirements)
LEVEL II: Prerequisites: Completion of Level I and FORMAL ADMISSION to Level II along with passing AEPA/NES Subject Knowledge exam.
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** 10 hours Site-based*** 3
EEP262* Early Childhood Curriculum and Methods of Science – Birth to Age Eight** 10 hours Site-based*** 2
EEP264* Early Childhood Curriculum and Methods of Social Studies – Birth to Age Eight** 3 hours Site-based*** 1
EEP266* Early Childhood Curriculum and Methods in Language Arts – Birth to Age Eight** 3 hours Site-based*** 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** 10 hours Site-based*** 3
* Indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites
** Indicates that IVP fingerprint clearance is required prior to enrollment
*** Indicates that site-based Field Experience MUST be done at the age identified in course title
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 Content Exam.
Course Course Title Field Experience Credits
EEP288* Student Teaching Lab - Early Childhood** 12 weeks*** 4
EEP289* Internship: Early Childhood, Infant, Toddler, Preschool (4.5 weeks FT or 9 weeks PT)** 4.5 - 9 weeks*** 4
EDO100-103 Alumni Orientation Available Spring 2016   0
* Indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites
** Indicates that IVP fingerprint clearance is required prior to enrollment
*** Indicates that site-based Field Experience MUST be done in the content area and grade level for which student is seeking certification
TOTAL CREDITS 39-45
PROGRAM COMPLETION AND ISSUANCE OF INSTITUTIONAL RECOMMENDATION
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