Undergraduate Catalog - School of Education - Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education | Judson University Christian College


Early Childhood and Elementary Education

Overall Requirements for Education Majors:

  • At least 120 semester hours of course work
  • A maximum of 66 lower division transfer
  • A maximum of 8 hours phys ed activity *
  • A maximum of 8 hours applied music *
  • Minimum overall Judson Cumulative GPA 2.75
    • *The Graduation Auditor may need to manually increase required hrs if exceeded.

Major requirements for all Education Students:

  • Resident hours 40%
  • Upper division hours 40%
  • Minimum major GPA including transfer work: 2.75
  • No grade lower than C
  • ISBE Test of Academic Proficiency (Prior to Gate II)
  • Program Acceptance by TEC (Gate II)
  • ISBE Content Area Exam
  • Student Teaching Acceptance (Gate III)
  • ISBE Assessment for Prof Teaching (Gate IV)

Early Childhood Education

Required 65 - 66 Credit Hours, with ESL &/or Bilingual endorsement (18 additional hours)

Gen Eds required by major (non-degreed students)

  • PSY111 Psychology
  • MAT111, 211 or 215 based on placement
  • NOTE: SCM181C&P strongly recommended as Science Gen Ed.
  • ENG261 also fulfills Gen Ed upper division literature requirement.

Education Component

  • EDU101 Explorations in Education
  • EDU102 Day of Assessments
  • EDU131 Pract I, Diversity (Birth to 2 yrs)
  • EDU201 Strategic Education
  • EDU202 Development and Learning
  • EDU214 Found of Lang Minority Education
  • EDU231EC Practicum IIE, Tchr Aid, Elgin 
  • EDU231ECH Pract IIH, Tchr Aid, Hometown
  • EDU302 Meth/Tchg Young Children Math & Science
  • EDU303 Curriculum Planning/Assessment
  • EDU307 Reading/Language Methods-Young
  • EDU308 Language Development/Young Children
  • EDU330 Child,Family/Community Relationship
  • EDU331EC Pract III, Instr Asst ECED
  • EDU411 Student Teaching 2/7 week sessions (12 hours)
  • EDU421 Assess/Interven-Reading w/Practicum
  • EDU491 Senior Seminar
  • ENG261 Children’s Literature
  • POL222 American Government
  • SPE328 Exceptional Child
  • HIS171 Rise of U.S Until 1877 Or HIS172 Rise of U.S. Since 1877
  • Math in addition to Gen Ed, MAT112 recommended
  • Science w/ at least 1 Lab – in addition to Gen Ed. SCM181C&P/E&L or SCM120L recommended 

BILINGUAL AND/OR ESL ENDORSEMENT IS REQUIRED WITH EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION MAJOR:  

Aditional options are also available, see "Education Endorsements/Approvals" worksheet for requirements.

Electives

Any additional coursework to complete 120 semester hrs

Elementary Education

Required 82 - 83 Credit Hours, with ESL Endorsement &/or Bilingual Endorsement &/or EC Special Ed Approval (15-18 additional hours)

Gen Eds required by major

  • PSY111 Psychology
  • MAT111, 211 or 215 based on placement
  • NOTE:SCM181C&P strongly recommended as Science Gen Ed. ENG261 or ENG264 also fulfill gen ed upper division literature requirement.

Education Component

  • EDU101 Explorations in Education
  • EDU102 Day of Assessments
  • EDU131 Practicum I, Diversity
  • EDU201 Strategic Education
  • EDU202 Development and Learning
  • EDU214 Found of Lang Minority Education
  • EDU231E Practicum IIE, Tchr Aid, Elgin
  • EDU231H Practicum IIH, Tchr Aid, Hometown
  • EDU311 Technology Instruction/Teachers of Language Minority Students
  • EDU320 Language and Literacy Development
  • EDU321 Processes of Reading – Elementary
  • EDU322 Mathematics Methods – Elementary
  • EDU323 Methods of Engaging Readers and Writers - Intermediate
  • EDU324 Social Studies Methods - Elem
  • EDU327 Science Methods - Elementary
  • EDU331E Practicum III, Instr Asst ELED
  • EDU333 Methods of Processes of Writing - Primary
  • EDU411 Student Teaching (12 hours)
  • EDU421 Assess/Interven-Reading w/ Practicum
  • EDU491 Senior Seminar
  • HIS171 Rise of U.S Until 1877
  • HIS172 Rise of U.S. Since 1877
  • POL222 American Government
  • SOC151 Introduction to Sociology
  • SPE105 Introduction to Special Education
  • SPE328 Exceptional Child
  • ENG261/264 Children’s/Adolescent Lit
  • Math in addition to Gen Ed MAT112 recommended
  • SCM120 Conservation Ed
  • Science w/ at least 1 Lab–in addition to Gen Ed. SCM181C&P/E&L recommended

BILINGUAL, ESL AND/OR LBS1 ENDORSEMENT IS REQUIRED WITH ELEMENTARY EDUCATION MAJOR FOR AN ADDITIONAL 14-18 HOURS.

Aditional options are also available, see "Education Endorsements/Approvals" worksheet for requirements.

Electives

Any additional coursework to complete 120 semester hrs

 



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