BAED - Early Childhood Unified

General requirements for bachelor's degree: 134 minimum credit hours.

Course Title Hours
Other Required Courses 1
CI 270Introduction to the Education Profession 23
CI 345Integrating Learning through the Arts2
Geography with a global perspective. GEOG 125 or GEOG 210 recommended3
MATH 501Elementary Mathematics 3, 45
CI 520Physical Science in the Elementary Classroom 54
BIOL 370Introductory Environmental Science 63
or GEOL 300 Energy, Resources and Environment
Total Credit Hours20

Teacher Education

Must have entrance into teacher education to take any of the following. All teacher education courses require a B- or better (unless otherwise noted).

Course Title Hours
Spring: Core I: Foundations of Education
CESP 334Introduction to Diversity: Human Growth and Development 63
CI 311Introduction to Diversity: Field Experience1
CI 320Introduction to Diversity: Exceptionalities2
CI 321Introduction to Diversity: Cultural Issues2
CI 323Technology Seminar in Elementary Education1
CI 317Literacy Strategies in the Content Areas2
CI 519Mathematical Investigations 73
CI 416Classroom Management and Pedagogy2
Fall: Core IIA: Methods and Field Experiences
CI 327Early Childhood Unified: Foundations2
CESP 433Learning Assessment and Evaluation Theory: Evidence-Based Instruction3
CI 402EISAM: Elementary Teaching Early Literacy K-23
CI 402JISAM: Elementary Social Studies3
CI 411APreteaching Internship: Elementary Core IIA2
HPS 425Health, Movement and Physical Activity2
Spring: ECORE: Methods and Field Experiences
CI 614ECU Assessment and Methods: Infants, Toddlers and Families3
CI 614IECU Preteaching Internship: Infant Toddler2
CI 703Assessments and Methods: K-33
CI 427Philosophy, History and Ethics of Education3
CI 796Family and Professional Collaboration3
Summer: (Continued: Methods and Field Experience)
CI 324Linguistics for Elementary Teachers3
Fall: Core IIB: Methods and Field Experiences
CI 402IISAM: Teaching Intermediate Literacy 3–62
CI 402MISAM: Elementary Mathematics3
CI 402SISAM: Elementary Science4
CI 411BPreteaching Internship: Elementary Core IIB2
CI 617ECU Assessment and Methods: Preschool3
CI 617PECU Preteaching Internship: Preschool2
Spring: Core III: Teaching Internship
CI 446Student Teaching and Classroom Management Seminar: Elementary2
CI 647ATeaching Internship: ECU K–3 (nine weeks)8
CI 647BTeaching Internship: ECU Birth-PreK (six weeks)4
Total Credit Hours78
Course Title Hours
Additional College Requirements - counted as General Education
HIST 131History of the United States: Colonial to 18653
or HIST 132 History of the United States Since 1865
PSY 111General Psychology3
STAT 370Elementary Statistics3
BIOL 106The Human Organism (Life Sciences course)3-5
or BIOL 210 General Biology I
or BIOL 223 Human Anatomy and Physiology
Approved General Education course in ANTH or SOC3
Total Credit Hours15-17

Official Program Transition Point Requirements:

  1. Admission into teacher education - complete application packet and meet all admission to teacher education requirements as specified in College of Applied Studies - Policies.
  2. Admission to teacher internship:
    1. Satisfactory accomplishment of content-area, standard-driven assessments,
    2. B- or better in all professional teacher education courses, with the exception of a 2.000 grade requirement in CI 519,
    3. 2.500 GPA (overall, WSU and content), and
    4. Completed teacher intern application.
  3. Exit from teacher internship:
    1. B- or better in all professional courses,
    2. 2.500 GPA (overall and WSU),
    3. Successful completion of all degree requirements,
    4. Final university supervisor evaluation form.
  4. Degree completion:
    1. 2.500 GPA (overall and WSU, and
    2. Meets all degree requirements.
  5. Licensure recommendation:
    1. Passes common assessments,
    2. Passing score on Kansas Performance Teaching Portfolio,
    3. PLT passed,
    4. Praxis II content test(s) passed, and
    5. Licensure application.

Applied Learning

Students are required to complete an applied learning or research experience to graduate from programs in curriculum and instruction. The requirements can be met by the following:

Students who graduate from an undergraduate program must experience at least 600 hours of field experience/internship in various classroom settings throughout their specific program. In addition, all initial licensure students must complete the Kansas Performance Teaching Portfolio, which is an action research requirement for licensure.