2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Early Childhood Education, BS

The early childhood major is designed for students who plan to teach in early childhood settings (EC through grade 6). Students focus on developmentally appropriate pedagogy for children. Field-based coursework provides prospective teachers with significant experiences in urban schools. Students interested in this major will have the option to obtaining certification in ESL and SPED.

Generalist EC-6 with Bilingual Option: This option is designed for students who will teach in bilingual (Spanish) early childhood settings. Students wishing to pursue this degree option must demonstrate proficiency in Spanish as a condition for admission to the College of Education. The Department of Spanish and Hispanic Studies conducts the Spanish Language Assessment. Students must pass required state examinations, including the Bilingual Target Language Proficiency Test (BTLPT).

Generalist EC-6

TCU Core Curriculum: 39 hours

Humanities: 9 hours

Religion RT, HUM

3

English Literature LT, HUM

3

EDEC 30073Critical Literacy and Children's Literature

3

Social Studies: 9 hours

HIST 10603United States History: A Survey to 1877

3

HIST 10613United States History: A Survey since 1877

3

POSC 10133American and Texas Government

3

Natural Sciences: 6 hours

BIOL 10003Contemporary Issues in Biology

3

NSC Any other Lab Science different from BIOL

Fine Arts: 3 hours

FNRT 20903Children, Creativity and the Fine Arts

3

OR

Any other FAR

Mathematical Reasoning: 3 hours

MATH 10033Topics in Mathematics

3

OR

MATH 10043Elementary Statistics

3

OR

MATH 10283Applied Calculus

3

OR

MATH 10524Calculus I

4

OR

MATH 20254

Oral Communication: 3 hours (choose one)

COMM 10123Communicating Effectively

3

Written Communication: 6 hours

ENGL 10803Introductory Composition: Writing as Inquiry

3

ENGL 20803Intermediate Composition: Writing Argument

3

Major: 67 hours

EDEC 30073Critical Literacy and Children's Literature

3

EDEC 30103Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3

EDUC 30143Child and Adolescent Development

3

EDSP 30603Study of Exceptional Students

3

Possible Sequence of Courses

Junior I Fall Block

EDEC 30013Creative Thinking and Problem Solving: Science

3

EDEC 30023Creative Thinking and Problem Solving: Mathematics I

3

EDEC 30033Creative Thinking and Problem Solving: Play and Creativity

3

EDEC 30213Creative Thinking and Problem Solving: Writing

3

EDEC 30222TESOL Methods and Assessment in Elementary Education

2

EDEC 30221Learner-Centered Teaching: TESOL Field Experience

1

Junior II Spring Block

EDUC 30123Educational Psychology

3

EDEC 30203Education in Elementary Curriculum: Mathematics II

3

EDEC 31233Education in Elementary Curriculum: Social Studies

3

EDEC 30223Education in Elementary Curriculum: Reading in Grades PK-2

3

EDSP 30242Special Education Methods and Assessment in Elementary Education

2

EDSP 30241Learner-Centered Teaching: Special Education Field Experience

1

Senior I Fall Block

EDEC 30001Professional Practice Seminar

1

EDEC 41103Learner-Centered Teaching: Assessment

3

OR

EDUC 55313Educational Assessment

3

EDEC 41113Learner-Centered Teaching: Foundations

3

EDEC 41123Learner-Centered Teaching: Families

3

OR

EDEC 55123Learner-Centered Teaching: Families

3

EDEC 41143Learner-Centered Teaching: Management

3

OR

EDSP 55663Motivating and Managing Students in the Classroom

3

EDEC 41151Learner-Centered Teaching: Senior Field Experience

1

EDEC 41122Reading in Grades 3-6

2

Senior II Spring Block

EDEC 42213Professional Induction: Curriculum for Diverse Learners: ESL

3

OR

EDUC 55293Curriculum Workshop

3

EDEC 42236Professional Induction: Internship

6

Associated Requirements: 15 hours

EDUC 20003Critical Investigation: Teaching and Learning

3

EDUC 30113Digital Literacy, Learning, and Citizenship in Education

3

GEOG 10003World Regional Geography

3

MATH 20043Mathematics for Elementary Teachers

3

EDEC 20013Science for Elementary Teachers

3

Electives: 6 hours

Total Credit Hours:124

Generalist EC-6 with Bilingual Option

TCU Core Curriculum: 39 hours

Humanities: 9 hours

Religion RT, HUM

3

English Literature LT, HUM

3

EDEC 30073Critical Literacy and Children's Literature

3

Social Studies: 9 hours

HIST 10603United States History: A Survey to 1877

3

HIST 10613United States History: A Survey since 1877

3

POSC 10133American and Texas Government

3

Natural Sciences: 6 hours

BIOL 10003Contemporary Issues in Biology

3

NSC Any other Lab Science different from BIOL

Fine Arts: 3 hours

FNRT 20903Children, Creativity and the Fine Arts

3

OR

Any other FAR

Mathematical Reasoning: 3 hours

MATH 10033Topics in Mathematics

3

OR

MATH 10043Elementary Statistics

3

OR

MATH 10283Applied Calculus

3

OR

MATH 10524Calculus I

4

OR

MATH 20254

Oral Communication: 3 hours

COMM 10123Communicating Effectively

3

Written Communication: 6 hours

ENGL 10803Introductory Composition: Writing as Inquiry

3

ENGL 20803Intermediate Composition: Writing Argument

3

Major: 67 hours

EDUC 30143Child and Adolescent Development

3

EDEC 30103Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3

EDEC 30073Critical Literacy and Children's Literature

3

EDSP 30603Study of Exceptional Students

3

Possible Sequence of Courses

Junior I Fall Block

EDEC 30013Creative Thinking and Problem Solving: Science

3

EDEC 30023Creative Thinking and Problem Solving: Mathematics I

3

EDEC 30033Creative Thinking and Problem Solving: Play and Creativity

3

EDEC 30213Creative Thinking and Problem Solving: Writing

3

EDEC 30222TESOL Methods and Assessment in Elementary Education

2

EDEC 30221Learner-Centered Teaching: TESOL Field Experience

1

Junior II Spring Block

EDUC 30123Educational Psychology

3

EDEC 30203Education in Elementary Curriculum: Mathematics II

3

EDEC 31233Education in Elementary Curriculum: Social Studies

3

EDEC 30223Education in Elementary Curriculum: Reading in Grades PK-2

3

EDSP 30242Special Education Methods and Assessment in Elementary Education

2

EDSP 30241Learner-Centered Teaching: Special Education Field Experience

1

Senior I Fall Block

EDEC 30001Professional Practice Seminar

1

EDEC 41103Learner-Centered Teaching: Assessment

3

OR

EDUC 55313Educational Assessment

3

EDEC 41113Learner-Centered Teaching: Foundations

3

EDEC 41123Learner-Centered Teaching: Families

3

OR

EDEC 55123Learner-Centered Teaching: Families

3

EDEC 41143Learner-Centered Teaching: Management

3

OR

EDSP 55663Motivating and Managing Students in the Classroom

3

EDEC 41151Learner-Centered Teaching: Senior Field Experience

1

Senior II Spring Block

EDEC 42213Professional Induction: Curriculum for Diverse Learners: ESL

3

OR

EDUC 55293Curriculum Workshop

3

EDEC 42236Professional Induction: Internship

6

Associated Requirements: 21 hours

EDUC 20003Critical Investigation: Teaching and Learning

3

EDUC 30113Digital Literacy, Learning, and Citizenship in Education

3

GEOG 10003World Regional Geography

3

EDUC 50213Seminar in Bilingual Education

3

SPAN 31403Advanced Spanish Grammar

3

SPAN 6 additional hours by advisement

Total Credit Hours:127