EARLY CHILDHOOD or ELEMENTARY EDUCATION (POST-TRADITIONAL)


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Brian Boyle
Director of Recruitment for Post-Traditional and Graduate programs
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bboyle@umobile.edu

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Early Childhood or Elementary Education 
The Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood or Elementary Education is a degree for students who desire to become
an educator through study in an enriching Christian environment. This course of study requires the student to participate
in practicum experiences in the classroom and a full semester of student teaching. To fulfill these requirements, students
who currently work full-time may need to take time off at their jobs.

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

  • completion of 60 semester hours (48 hours of core curriculum coursework);
  • a minimum 2.75 GPA overall, in professional studies, and in teaching field;
  • an essay successfully completed prior to the interview;
  • an interview successfully completed;
  • recommendations from the adviser and a School of Education faculty member; and passing the Praxis Core Academic Skills Test.
  • Admission Requirements for the Prospective Educators Program
  • Requirements for conditional admission to the first two academic periods (semesters) of teacher education classes:
  • Application for conditional admission to the Teacher Education Program.
  • 48 hours of general studies completed toward the basic core requirements.
  • 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 Praxis Core Academic Skills 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
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
COURSE CODE COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
TE 201 Foundations of Education 3
TE 301 Human Growth and Development 3
TE 304 Introduction to Exceptional Children and Youth 3
TE 305 Principles and Ethics of Teaching in the Elementary School (TE 201) 3
TE 405 Education and Technology (TE 305) 3
TE 412 Classroom Management (TE 305) 3
TE 421 Evaluation of Teaching and Learning (TE 305) 3
TE 422 Educational Psychology (TE 305) 3
TE 423 Student Teaching and Seminar 9
TE 433 edTPA Professional Development Seminar (Co-req. TE 423) 3
Total: 36

Teaching Field Courses

TE 308 Creativity Across the Curriculum (TE 305) 3
TE 309 Methods of Teaching Social Studies (TE 305) 3
TE 311 Methods of Teaching Language Arts (TE 305) 3
TE 312 Methods of Teaching Mathematics (TE 305) 3
TE 322 The Inclusive Classroom (TE 304, 305) 3
TE 400 Methods of Teaching Science  (TE 305) 3
TE 406 Early Childhood Curriculum (Co-req. TE 410) 3
TE 410 Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Education (Co-req. TE 406) 3
TE 411 Methods of Teaching Reading (TE 305) 3
TE 413 Literacy and the Young Child (TE 305) 3
TE 419 Diagnostic and Corrective Reading (TE 305 & 411 or TE 413) 3
KIN 221 School Health 3
Total: 36
COURSE CODE COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
TE 201 Foundations of Education 3
TE 301 Human Growth and Development 3
TE 304 Introduction to Exceptional Children and Youth 3
TE 305 Principles and Ethics of Teaching in the Elementary School (TE 201) 3
TE 405 Education and Technology (TE 305) 3
TE 412 Classroom Management (TE 305) 3
TE 421 Evaluation of Teaching and Learning (TE 305) 3
TE 422 Educational Psychology (TE 305) 3
TE 423 Student Teaching and Seminar 9
TE 433 edTPA Professional Development Seminar (Co-req. TE 423) 3
Total: 36

Teaching Field Courses

COURSE CODE COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
TE 308 Creativity Across the Curriculum (TE 305) 3
TE 309 Methods of Teaching Social Studies (TE 305) 3
TE 311 Methods of Teaching Language Arts (TE 305) 3
TE 312 Methods of Teaching Mathematics (TE 305) 3
TE 322 The Inclusive Classroom (TE 304, 305) 3
TE 400 Methods of Teaching Science  (TE 305) 3
TE 406 Early Childhood Curriculum 3
TE 411 Methods of Teaching Reading (TE 305) 3
TE 413 Literacy and the Young Child (TE 305) 3
TE 419 Diagnostic and Corrective Reading (TE 305 & 411 or TE 413) 3
KIN 221 School Health 3
Total: 33
2017-2018

Tuition:
Fall & Spring: $495 per credit hour
Summer: $405 per credit hour
Comprehensive Fees:
Fall and Spring: $200.00 per semester
Summer, 12 hours or more $100.00
Summer, Less than 12 hours $50.00