Wilkes University

Elementary and Early Childhood Education Major leading to PK-4 Certification with Dual Certification in Special Education (PK-8)

Recommended Course Sequence

133 Credits

Elementary and Early Childhood Education majors will also complete a Reading Education minor within the major requirements.

First Semester

FYF 101 First-Year Foundations

3

ED 180 Educational Psychology

3

HST 101 Historical Foundations of the Modern World

3

ENG 101 Composition

4

CS 115 Computers and Applications

3

 

16

Second Semester

ED 190 Effective Teaching *40

3

ED 191 Integrating Technology into the Classroom

3

PS 111 Introduction to American Politics

3

PSY 101 General Psychology

3

Science Elective

3

FL Elective

3

 

18

Third Semester

MTH 103 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I

3

HST 125 American History I

3

ENG 120 Introduction to Literature and Culture

3

EDSP 210 Teaching Students with Special Needs

3

ED 263 Child Development and Cognition *1

3

 

15

Fourth Semester

ART 101/DAN 100/MUS 101/ THE 100

3

ED 341 Language Arts

3

MTH 104 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II

3

ED 220 Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners

3

ED 264 Child Development and Cognition I *30

3

EDSP 225 Special Education Methodology I *30

3

 

18

Fifth Semester

ED 310 Health, Physical Education, and Safety

3

ED 330 Mathematics in Early Childhood & Elementary Education

3

ED 321 Literacy Foundations I *30

3

ED 350 The Arts in Early Childhood and Elementary Education

3

EDSP 226 Spec. Ed. Methodology II *20

3

 

15

Sixth Semester

EDSP 327 Behavior Management *20

3

ED 322 Literacy Foundations II

3

ED 345 Assessment in Education

3

ED 370 Science in EC & Elementary Education

3

ED 325 Applied Reading Strategies *15

3

EDSP 300 Assessment in Special Education

3

 

18

Seventh Semester

ED 324 Children's Literature

3

ED 323 Differentiated Reading

3

ED 385 Classroom Management

3

ED 360 Social Studies in EC & Elementary Education

3

EDSP 302 Special Ed. Methods

3

 

15

Eighth Semester

ED 390 Student Teaching with Seminar **40

12

EDSP 388 Inclusionary Practices

3

 

15

*Denotes field experience hours
**Denotes pre-student teaching hours completed during the first two weeks of the eighth semester.


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