Students preparing for a career in Early Childhood Education without Elementary Licensure are encouraged to pursue a Human Development and Family Studies major and ECE minor.
15 credits: 9 credits in residence, 9 credits in upper division.
ED 230 | Foundations of ECE | 2 credits
ED 281 | Curriculum Planning and the Role of the Teacher (with 50-hour Practicum) | 3 credits
ED 305 | Independent Study | 1-3 credits
ED 430 | Development and Administration of Early Childhood Programs
OR ED 341 | Literature for Children and Adolescents | 3 credits
Approved upper division electives
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 Preliminary Teaching License, as provided in Oregon Administrative Rule 584-420- 0030, and the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) standards.
- Model the values, ethics and character of a Christian educator in a diverse and changing 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.