Students may seek teacher certification at the elementary level with the comprehensive elementary major and early childhood minor to earn an elementary teaching certificate with the Early Childhood General and Special Education Endorsement (ZS).  The Comprehensive Elementary Education major, together with the Early Childhood minor, will prepare students to teach in an early childhood general or special education program from birth through pre-school. In addition candidates are prepared to teach all subjects in a self-contained classroom, grades K-5.

Requirements for the BS in Elementary Education with the Early Childhood Endorsement
General Education Core (some major/minor courses may satisfy General Education requirements)40
Comprehensive Elementary Education Major49
BIO 1014 Biological Science I with Lab4
ECS 3243 Math and Science for Young Children3
ECS 3433 Creative Arts for Young Children3
ECS 3523 Curriculum & Content Areas in Early Childhood Programs3
ECS 4443 Emerging Language and Literacy3
EDU 2303 Fine Arts for the Elementary Teacher3
EDU 2313 Social Studies Foundations3
MAT 2213 Math for Elementary Teachers I3
MAT 2223 Math for Elementary Teachers II3
NSC 1004 Earth Science with Lab4
PED 2113 Principles of Health and Physical Education3
RDG 3313 Children’s Literature3
RDG 4304 Reading and Language Arts4
RDG 4314 Content Reading and Assessment4
PSY 3203 Child Development3
Early Childhood Education Minor21
ECS 2213 Introduction to the Early Childhood Profession3
ECS 3323 Assessment of the Young Child3
ECS 3513 Constructive Education to Create Developmentally Appropriate Learning Environments3
ECS 4303 Family Education and Advocacy3
ECS 4613 Special Needs Children and Families3
ECS 4623 Identifying and Serving the “At-Risk” Child3
ECS 4653 Leadership and Administrative Issues in Early Childhood3
Professional Studies37
TOTAL FOR COMPREHENSIVE ELEMENTARY EDUCATION MAJOR WITH EARLY CHILDHOOD GENERAL AND SPECIAL EDUCATION ENDORSEMENT147