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Sample Curriculum

Year One - Fall Semester
CI 301 Understanding the Pre-Primary Child (3)
SPE 400 The Exceptional Child (4)
CI 316 Early Childhood Methods in the Classroom (30 hours of Field Experience) (1)
Year One - Spring Semester
SPPA 290 Language Development and Acquisition for Educators (3)
EPFR 320 Foundations of Education in a Multicultural Society (3)

30 hours of Field Experience required even though students are not registered for CI 316
Year One - Summer Semester
*IS course SIUE Campus (Interdisciplinary Studies requirement for all BS students) (3)
SPE 440 Infants & Toddlers with Special Needs and Families (3)
Year Two - Fall Semester
CI 317 Pre-kindergarten Methods (3)
CI 323 Literacy Development in the Early Years (3)
CI 316 Early Childhood Methods in the Classroom (30 hours of Field Experience or 2 week intensive in K-3) (1)
Year Two - Spring Semester
CI 424 Literacy Strategies in K-3 (3)
CI 421 Child, Family, and Community Relationships (3)

30 hours of Field Experience required even though students are not registered for CI 316
Year Two - Summer Semester
CI 414 Mathematics in Early Childhood (3)
300-400-level emphasis area class
Year Three - Fall Semester
CI 426 Educational Assessment of Young Children (3)
CI 434 Teaching Science and Social Studies in Early Childhood (3)
CI 316 Early Childhood Methods in the Classroom (30 Hours of Field Experience or 2 week intensive in K-3) (1)
Year Three - Spring Semester
Certification Option
CI 451A Student Teaching (10)
CI 452 Curriculum Integration & Change (2)

or Non-Certification Option:
CI 490A (5) & CI 490G Internship (5)
CI 452 Curriculum Integration & Change (2)
Year Three - Summer Semester
*SPE 441 Assessment of Preschool Exceptional Children (3)
*SPE 442 Methods and Processes for Teaching Early Childhood Students with Disabilities (3)

* Not required for students with a bachelor's degree, but required for early childhood special education approval


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