Early Childhood Education Major / Preschool-Grade 2 Specialist: Inclusive Classroom Teacher / 44 Credits
Please Note: The program requirements listed below are for students entering in the catalog year 2011-2012. Students who entered in previous catalog years should refer to the program requirement sheets in the Advising area of MyWheelock. Students entering in future years should follow the requirements in that catalog year. All students in Early Childhood Education must also have a Liberal Arts/Sciences Major leading to a BS or BA in that Major.
The Inclusive Classroom Teacher specialty focuses on comprehensive education and care of children birth to 8-years old and professional work with their families and communities, with focus on pre-primary and primary grades (through grade 2). Emphasis is placed on responding to the developmental, cultural and racial uniqueness of each child as students learn to design, implement and evaluate learning environments and curricular activities. Completion of this degree leads to Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Early Childhood Teacher of Students with and without Disabilities, Pre K-2 licensure (with MTEL passage) and/or the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (DEEC) Certification. Students carry a double major; Human Development with a Psychology focus and Early Childhood Education
Required Support Courses* (16 credits)
MAT 130/131 or 140/141 Concepts and Processes (8 credits)
HDP 120/121 and 122/123 Human Growth and Development)
HDP 124/125 and 126/127
*These support courses may also apply to requirements for General Education or for the student's Liberal Arts & Sciences Major.
EDU 201 Orientation to Education Programs (0 credits)
EDU 250 Supporting Young Children with Special Needs (2 credits)
EDU 255 Racial and Cultural Identities (Fulfills General Education Ethics/ Social Justice requirement) (4 credits)
EDU 305 Principles of Inclusive Early Childhood Education in a Diverse Society (4 credits)
EDU 320 Mathematics for Young Children (4 credits)
EDU 327 Teaching Reading to Young Children (4 credits)
EDU 367 Foundations of Communication and Collaboration with Families, Professionals and Communities (2 credits)
EDU 464 Seminar Policy Advocacy and Leadership ECE (1 credit)
EDU 465** Capstone: Early Education Initial Licensure (1 credit)
EDU 462 Capstone: Inclusive classroom teacher non-licensure (1 credit)
Integrated Practicum I* (12 credits)
EDP 436 Teaching and Learning in the Primary Grades (4 credits)
EDP 437 Early Childhood Practicum & Seminar Gr. 1 & 2 (6 credits)
EDU 328 Reading, Writing, and Understanding (2 credits)
EDU 341 Assessment of Young Children with or without special needs (B-8) (2 credits)
Integrated Practicum II (8 credits)
EDP 457 Early Childhood Practicum and Seminar (B-6) (4 credits)
EDP 456 Teaching and Collaboration in Diverse Early / Childhood Settings (B-6) (4 credits
*Students seeking Massachusetts Licensure must pass the Communications and Literacy Skills Tests of the MTEL prior to entering Integrated Practicum I.
** Students seeking Massachusetts Licensure must pass the Early Childhood Education Subject Matter and the Foundations of Reading Tests of the MTEL prior to taking EDU 465.