Oct 19, 2018  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 
  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2018-2019

Early Childhood Education (Pre-K To 3), B.S.


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Early Childhood Education will prepare a candidate for an Ohio teaching license to work with children ages 3 through 8, or preschool through grade three. The course of study has child development at the core of pedagogical decisions. The approach is holistic, with a strong emphasis on an integrated learning approach. Practices based in child development and intense reading instruction are integral to the program. Field experience and student teaching occur at both the preschool and primary level.

Requirements for the Early Childhood Education Major


Undergraduate core curriculum requirements:


Undergraduate Core Curriculum : 39 - 48 hours, including:

  • Science requirement must be met with one natural science (CHEM or PHYS or BIOL) and one scientific perspectives elective course.

  • Humanities elective fulfilled in major with EDCH 324  .

  • Social Scieces requirement is included in the major requirements.

  • E/RS Focus Elective that meets another core requirement can be chosen.

  • A 2.5 cumulative overall GPA is required for admission to program and must be maintained for the Bachelor of Science degree. A 3.0 GPA must be maintained in major.

B.S. Early Childhood Education


**This block serves as a guideline only, not a required sequence. See your academic advisor. Subject to change **

Freshman Year


First Semester


  • CORE 101 GOA
  • ENGL 101 - English Composition or ENGL 115 - Rhetoric
  • EDFD 110 - Human Development & Learning
  • BIOL 130 - Intro to Life Sciences
  • BIOL 131 - Intro to Life Sciences Lab
  • Second Language I
  • THEO 111 - Theological Foundations or CORE 100 - First Year Seminar

Total (15)

Second Semester


  • CORE 102 GOA
  • EDEL 100 - Introduction To Education
  • PHYS 114 - Our Universe: Physical Science
  • PHYS 115 - Our Universe: Physical Sci Lab
  • Historical Perspectives Elective
  • Second Language II
  • General Elective
  • THEO 111 - Theological Foundations or CORE 100 - First Year Seminar

Total (18)

Sophomore Year


First Semester


  • EDEC 210 - Early Childhood Development
  • EDEL 251 - Instructional Technology
  • PHIL 100 - Ethics as Intro to Philosophy
  • EDEL 260 - Cultural Diversity In Educ
  • MATH 201 - Foundations of Arith. -ECED
  • Theological Perspectives Elective

Total (18)

Second Semester


  • EDCH 324 - Children’s Lit for Early Child
  • EDRE 269 - Phonics & Foundation of Litera
  • EDRE 312 - Reading Methods for Early Chld
  • EDSP 205 - Foundations in ECSPED
  • EDME 359 - Community & Advocacy in Educ
  • MATH 202 - Geometry & Measurement -ECED

Total (18)

Junior Year


First Semester


  • ENGL 205 - Literature & Moral Imagination
  • EDEC 325 - Methods of Observation/Collabo
  • EDEC 330 - Math/Science Block-Early Chld
  • EDEC 350 - Early Years Integrated Art

Total (18)

Second Semester


  • EDEC 230 - Play in Early Childhood Educ
  • EDRE 471 - Content Area Literacy
  • EDEC 335 - Lang Arts/Social St-Early Chd
  • EDEL 351 - Instruct Strat for Engl Lang L

Total (18)

Senior Year


This series may be rearranged to accommodate endorsement (Early Childhood Generalist/4-5, TESOL, or Reading ) courses in the final semester.

First Semester


  • EDEC 450 - Student Teaching:Early Childho
  • EDEC 451 - Seminar: Current Issues/Early

Total (12)

Second Semester


  • PHIL 200 - Philosophical Perspectives
  • EDRE 478 - Diagnosis/Correct of Read Disa
  • General Elective
  • Creative Perspectives Elective
  • E/RS Focus Elective (cross count when possible - see advisor)

Total (15)

Scheduling Notes:


  • Course sequence shown above is realistic only for the student who declares the Early Childhood major as a freshman. It is not the only advisable sequence.
  • A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for the degree.
  • The sequence of courses in the program is subject to change.
  • Addition of a minor is possible.  Consult with advisor early in the program.
  • Study Abroad is possible - consult with advisor early in program
  • Student teaching/internship may take place fall or spring semester.
  • Students may add Grades 4-5 Endorsement, TESOL, or Reading courses when feasible during senior year.
  • All students must elect one each of oral communication, quantitative reasoning and writing intensive flagged courses, many of these are available within the core or major.

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