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

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 in any education or major coursework
  • ISBE Test of Academic Proficiency or ACT composite of 22 or higher
  • Program Acceptance
  • applicable ISBE Content Area Exam
  • ed TPA - ISBE passing score required

Early Childhood Education

Judson offers two options for Early Childhood and Special Education:  

  • The Special Education: Early Childhood major is a complete program that will entitle the candidate to teach regular education or special education from age three to second grade. 
  • The Early Childhood major with Special Education endorsement adds a few courses to the early childhood major and will entitle the candidate to teach regular education age three to second grade and special education from kindergarten to second grade.    

Required 84 - 85 Credit Hours, includes ESL or Bilingual endorsement 

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
  • EDU231E Practicum IIE, Tchr Aid, Elgin 
  • EDU231H Pract IIH, Tchr Aid, Hometown
  • EDU302 Meth/Tchg Young Children Math & Science
  • EDU303 Curriculum Planning/Assessment
  • EDU308 Language Development/Young Children
  • EDU311 Tech Instr/Tchrs Lang Min Students
    or EDU318 Meth/Matls - Tchng BL Ed (BL)
  • EDU313 Cross-Cultural Education (ESL)
  • EDU314 Assess English Lang Learners 
  • EDU316 Ling Considerations/R&W New Lang
  • EDU317 Meth/Materials of Teaching ESL
  • EDU321 Processes of Reading
  • EDU330 Child,Family/Community Relationship
  • EDU331B1 Clinical I: Bilingual/ESL
  • EDU331B2 Clinical 2: Bilingual/ESL
  • 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 SCM120 recommended 

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

Additional options are also available, see "Education Endorsements" worksheet for requirements.

Electives

Any additional coursework to complete 120 semester hrs

Elementary Education

In addition to the core classes in the major, Judson requires candidates to choose an endorsement to add their licenses.  The options are Bilingual, ESL or LSB1.  Each of these endorsements requires additional course work that has been built into the four-year program.  These additional endorsements will make the candidates more marketable for employment by internally learning more bout specific high-needs are. 

Required 83 - 84 Credit Hours, with Bilingual, ESL and/or LBS1 Endorsement (14-18 additional hours)

Gen Eds required by major

  • PSY111 Psychology
  • MAT111, 211 or 215 based on placement
  • 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
  • SPE105 Introduction to Special Education
  • SPE328 Exceptional Child
  • ENG261/264 Children’s/Adolescent Lit
  • SCM120 Conservation Ed
  • Science w/ at least 1 Lab–in addition to Gen Ed. SCM181E&L are strongly recommended

Note: The following math courses are in addition to gen ed math requirement.

  • MAT110Mathematics Models: Graphical/Spatial
  • MAT112 Mathematics for Elementary Education

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

Additional options are also available, see "Education Endorsements" worksheet for requirements.

Electives

Any additional coursework to complete 120 semester hrs



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