Elementary or Early Childhood Education

Elementary or Early Childhood Education

Do you have a calling to make a difference in the lives of children through education? A Bachelor of Science in Elementary or Early Childhood Education from UMobile’s School of Education can help you fulfill your dream in an enriching Christian environment. This course of study:

  • Focuses on the developmental characteristics of young children and their learning styles
  • Provides student teaching experience along with the methodology instruction for teaching young children
  • Prepares students for state teacher certification in elementary or early childhood education

On campus classes are offered in convenient 8-week sessions designed specifically for working adults. This class structure allows you to continue with your family and work schedule while advancing your career.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Teacher Education Program
Admission to the Teacher Education Program is required and must be approved by the Teacher Education Council. Requirements for admission are:

  1. completion of 60 semester hours (48 hours of core curriculum coursework);
  2. a minimum 2.75 GPA overall, in professional studies, and in teaching field;
  3. a current photograph;
  4. an essay successfully completed prior to the interview;
  5. an interview successfully completed;
  6. recommendations from the adviser and a School of Education faculty member; and
  7. passing the Alabama Prospective Teacher Test or the Basic Skills Test.

Admission Requirements for the Prospective Educators Program

Requirements for conditional admission to the first two academic periods (semesters) of teacher education classes:

  1. Application for conditional admission to the Teacher Education Program.
  2. 48 hours of general studies completed toward the basic core requirements.
  3. 2.75 GPA for all courses counted toward the Elementary Education major.

NOTE: Unconditional admission to the program is required prior to continuing after completion of two academic periods (semesters). Please note the following:

  • Upon admission to the Teacher Education Program, students are required to complete the current State Department of Education-approved programs, which meet federal “NCLB” standards.
  • The appropriate Praxis II content exam, as well as the Alabama Prospective Teacher Test, must be successfully completed as a pre-condition for certification in the State of Alabama.
  • Official admission into the Teacher Education Program is required prior to enrollment in restricted professional teacher
Basic Courses
  • Art 201 or Music 111
  • Christian Studies 310, 321 or 331
  • Communication 101
  • Economics 201 or 202
  • English 101, 102
  • History, 6 hrs.
  • HPES 101, 227, and three activities
  • Laboratory Science, 12 hrs.
  • Literature, 6 hrs.
  • Mathematics, 12 hrs.
  • Social Science
Major Courses for Early Childhood Education

Students must receive a “C” or higher on all the teacher education and teaching field courses:

  • TE 201 Foundations of Education
  • TE 301 Human Growth and Development
  • TE 304 Introduction to Exceptional Children and Youth
  • TE 305 Principles and Ethics of Teaching in the Elementary School
  • TE 405 Education and Technology
  • TE 412 Classroom Management
  • TE 421 Evaluation of Teaching and Learning
  • TE 422 Educational Psychology
  • TE 423 Student Teaching and Seminar
  • TE 433 edTPA Professional Development Seminar
  • TE 308 Creativity Across the Curriculum
  • TE 309 Methods of Teaching Social Studies
  • TE 311 Methods of Teaching Language Arts
  • TE 312 Methods of Teaching Mathematics
  • TE 322 The Inclusive Classroom
  • TE 400 Methods of Teaching Science
  • TE 406 Early Childhood Curriculum
  • TE 410 Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Education
  • TE 411 Methods of Teaching Reading
  • TE 413 Literacy and the Young Child
  • TE 419 Diagnostic and Corrective Reading
  • KIN 221 School Health
Major Courses for Elementary Education
  • TE 201 Foundations of Education
  • TE 301 Human Growth and Development
  • TE 304 Introduction to Exceptional Children and Youth
  • TE 305 Principles and Ethics of Teaching in the Elementary School
  • TE 405 Education and Technology
  • TE 412 Classroom Management
  • TE 421 Evaluation of Teaching and Learning
  • TE 422 Educational Psychology
  • TE 423 Student Teaching and Seminar
  • TE 433 edTPA Professional Development Seminar
  • TE 308 Creativity Across the Curriculum
  • TE 309 Methods of Teaching Social Studies
  • TE 311 Methods of Teaching Language Arts
  • TE 312 Methods of Teaching Mathematics
  • TE 322 The Inclusive Classroom
  • TE 400 Methods of Teaching Science
  • TE 406 Early Childhood Curriculum
  • TE 411 Methods of Teaching Reading
  • TE 413 Literacy and the Young Child
  • TE 419 Diagnostic and Corrective Reading
  • KIN 221 School Health
Tuition & Fees

Cost is $495/credit hour for on campus courses. Comprehensive fees are $200/semester. Calculate your estimated total cost below:

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