Early Childhood/Elementary Education

Course Description

Undergraduate students pursuing an Initial Teaching License for Early Childhood and Elementary Authorizations must declare an Early Childhood/Elementary Education major.

Add-on endorsements in Reading and Basic Math (grades 5-8 only) are available for those completing the licensure program.

Learning Outcomes

At the successful completion of the teacher education program, candidates will be able to:

  • Exhibit the knowledge, skills, abilities, and professional dispositions required for the Oregon Initial License, as provided in Oregon Administrative Rule 584-018-0105, and the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) standards.
  • Model the values, ethics, and character of a Christian educator in a diverse and change world.
  • Meet the high standards of the program in coursework, clinical experiences, and work products, leading to the cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical achievement of the students they will teach.


Part 1: General Education Core
(SeeĀ Core Studies Requirements)

Part 2: Early Childhood/Elementary Education Major

Prerequisite: PSY 140 or 141

63 credits: 45 credits in residence, 48 credits upper division. Required:

EDTEC 220 Or Second Math Elective 3
ED 250 Introduction to Education (with 30 hours of practicum) 2
ED 281 Curriculum Planning and the Role of the Teacher (50 hrs of practicum) 3
ED 334 Teacher as Manager with Practicum (30 hrs of practicum) 2
ED 341 Literature for Children 3
EDPSY 360 Exceptional Learners 3
EDPSY 395 Observation, Assessment and Evaluation 3
EDPSY 420 Learning Theory 3
HD 311 Prenatal/Early Childhood Development 3
HD 312 Mid-Childhood/Adolescent Development 3
SS 353 Diversity in the Classroom 3
EDAMU 371 Art and Music in the Classroom 2
EDHHK 371 P.E. in the Classroom 2
EDLIT 371 Literacy in the Classroom 4
EDMA 371 Math in the Classroom 2
EDSCI 371 Science in the Classroom 2
EDSS 371 Social Studies in the Classroom 2
ED 481 Professional Development Seminar 2
ED 491 Student Teaching I 2
ED 495 Student Teaching II 14