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  Jan 19, 2018
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog

Early Childhood Education Grades PK-3, B.S.

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CIP Code: CODE: 2260 (131210) *
Total Credit Hours: 125
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science
Career Opportunities: Teach Pre-K-3
Note(s): Students must earn at least an overall 2.5 cumulative GPA and a 2.5 cumulative GPA in all major courses.

Praxis Exam Requirements: Prior to student teaching, students must pass the Praxis core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading, Writing, and Mathematics or submit an ACT composite score of 22 or higher. Students must also pass the Praxis Elementary Education: Content Knowledge (5018) or (effective 9/1/17) the Praxis Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5001) - Reading/Language Arts (5002), Mathematics (5003), Social Studies (5004), and Science (5005), and the Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood (5621).

General Education Core Curriculum

Core Curriculum  

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year


English Literature (3 Credits)

Choose a literature course from ENGL, FREN, GERM or SPAN at 200-level or above.

Natural Sciences (3 Credits)

Choose from BIOL, CHEM or GEOL. Students cannot receive credit for both GEOL 225  and GEOL 105 .

Total: 36 Credits

Junior Year


Fine Arts (3 Credits)

Choose from the General Education Core  list of Fine Arts courses.

Total: 33 Credits

Senior Year


* These Block I classes must be taken together: EDCI 413 , EDCI 430 IRED 320  and READ 301  .
** These Block II classes must be taken together: EDCI 349 ,EDCI 407  ,READ 302 , READ 303 .
*** These Block III classes must be taken together: EDCI 411G , EDCI 350 , EDCI 351 , and EDCI 427 .

Students wishing to also be certified in Early Intervention will need to complete the following 5 courses with grades of "C" or better: SPED 405G , SPED 406G , SPED 414G , SPED 420G , and SPED 423G . These courses must be taken outside of the "blocked" classes to meet Louisiana State Department of Education Early Intervention certification requirements.

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