Student teaching young children


Candidates can obtain the form to declare their minor from the Dean's office (107 McMahon).  Once the form is completed, candidates must meet with their minor and major advisor to plan their program of studies for a timely graduation.

Early Childhood Education Majors - can minor in many disciplines, such as religion, philosophy, language, music, art, biology, chemistry, drama, history and others.  See the undergraduate list of minors for a complete list of minors and their requirements.

Arts & Sciences Majors - can minor in Early Childhood Education.  In order to get a minor in Early Childhood Education, students must declare the minor in Early Childhood Education in the dean's office (107 McMahon) and take the following courses:

Required Courses
EDUC 251 Foundations of Education
EDUC 261 Human Growth and Development
EDUC 271 (formerly 361) Psychology of Education
EDUC 342 (formerly 583) Models in Early Childhood Education
Recommended courses (choose two)
EDUC 422 (formerly 522)
     (offered only in fall)
Race, Class, Gender, and Disability in Education
EDUC 311 (formerly 576)
     (offered only in fall)
Children's Literature in Curriculum
EDUC 381 (formerly 581)
     (offered only in fall)
Educating Diverse Learners
EDUC 313 (formerly 555)

Classroom Management for Regular and Special Needs Children

*Requires Education department approval and 
concurrent enrollment in 1-credit practicum EDUC 301 (formerly 561) 
(Practicum Early Childhood/Elementary Education) 
with opportunity to observe and work with children.

 Policies on Arts & Sciences minors can be found here.